Press Releases & News

Recent press releases and news from Visit Bellevue and our partners.


BellHop Electric Shuttle Service Here to Stay in Bellevue

Visit Bellevue is thrilled to announce the transition of the BellHop free electric shuttle service from a pilot to an ongoing program thanks to funding from Amazon, the City of Bellevue, and the Tourism Promotion Area (TPA). Long-term funding will allow BellHop to evolve, providing 100% electric,... Read More

Visit Bellevue Unveiled New Programs, Tours, and a Yuru-Chara at the 2024 Annual Meeting and Destination Awards

Visit Bellevue's 3rd Annual Meeting and Destination Awards themed Expanding Horizons was held at the Meydenbauer Center on April 24, 2024. Bellevue’s long-time friend, television and radio sports broadcast journalist, business consultant, and author Jen Mueller, served as Master of Ceremonies to an... Read More

What's New in Bellevue Spring 2024

There’s always something new in Bellevue, Washington, and springtime is full of blooming flowers and businesses. Here is the latest news to keep on your radar – attractions to enjoy, a new light rail in Bellevue, a floating sauna, and a stunning hotel guestroom renovation. Read More

La Mar | Gastón Acurio Brings Peruvian Cuisine to Bellevue

La Mar Cocina Peruana, from acclaimed Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio, will be opening this summer in the Bellevue area featuring a uniquely Peruvian menu composed of traditional favorites, bold flavors, and stunning presentations. Read More

Pinstripes | Pinstripes Makes Its Washington State Debut with 21,000 Square Feet of Space in Downtown Bellevue

The dining and entertainment brand will open its first Pacific Northwest location at Vulcan Real Estate’s 555 Tower, slated for Winter 2025 Read More

Visit Bellevue | BellHop, Bellevue's Free Shuttle Service, Celebrates 40,000 Riders

Visit Bellevue has announced that BellHop, the first free all-electric shuttle service in the Pacific Northwest, has reached a new milestone in January, serving 40,000 riders since it launched last August in partnership with Circuit. Read More

The Avenue Bellevue | Latest Updates from The Avenue Bellevue

Visit The Avenue Bellevue's newsroom for the latest updates on the highly anticipated opening of Bellevue's newest hospitality destination, home to the Intercontinental Bellevue, retail, residences, and dining. Read More

T-Mobile | City of Bellevue and T-Mobile Join Forces to Reduce Traffic-Related Fatalities

Washington’s fifth-largest city to deploy network-based C-V2X and T-Mobile 5G to facilitate near real-time communications between vehicles, traffic infrastructure and vulnerable road users Read More

City of Bellevue | Cross-Cultural Center Without Walls wins national award

Bellevue’s Cross-Cultural Center Without Walls program earned second-place recognition in the National League of Cities 2024 City Cultural Diversity Awards, celebrating leadership in developing effective programs to support cultural diversity within local communities. Read More

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