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IHG HOTELS & RESORTS CELEBRATES “TOPPING OFF” OF INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL – BELLEVUE AT THE AVENUE (United States)

Hotel to offer luxurious stays in burgeoning Seattle suburb, anchor new mixed-use development

IHG HOTELS & RESORTS CELEBRATES “TOPPING OFF” OF INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL – BELLEVUE AT THE AVENUE (United States)

Hotel to offer luxurious stays in burgeoning Seattle suburb, anchor new mixed-use development

Category: North America & West Indies / Carribean islands - United States - Industry economy - Hotel opening
Article written by our desk on 2023-01-27


IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today commemorated the next milestone in the forthcoming InterContinental Hotels & Resorts luxury hotel in Bellevue, Wash. during a topping-off ceremony alongside company and community leaders.

The hotel, which broke ground in January 2020, will mark the IHG Luxury & Lifestyle Collection brand’s Pacific Northwest debut upon its projected fourth quarter 2023 opening.

Featuring 208 rooms, InterContinental Hotel – Bellevue at the Avenue, will occupy nine floors of a 26-story tower within the sprawling mixed-use complex at the heart of Bellevue’s retail and cultural district.

The hotel will build upon InterContinental’s more than seven decades of experience pioneering luxury travel in new and emerging destinations and creating enriching and memorable stay experiences.

Leisure and business travelers will experience opportunities to lounge in the hotel’s outdoor deck and patio, indulge and recharge in the full-service spa and fitness center, and engage in more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space.

InterContinental Hotel – Bellevue at the Avenue will welcome high-caliber signature bar and international dining concepts in partnership with Montclair Hospitality Group (MHG). Guests can choose from several immersive culinary experiences, including a new restaurant brand featuring Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, and the popular Wafu-Italian eatery pastaRAMEN by James Beard-nominated Chef Robbie Felice.

Avenue Bellevue will also be home to a first in the Pacific Northwest with the addition of three-Michelin Star Chef Joshua Skenes with his new concept restaurant.

Joshua Skenes said: “I have been coming to Washington State for years now and have fallen in love with the place. Every time I arrive, I feel myself starting to decompress. This area is one of the few places in the lower 48 where rivers and mountains meet the ocean - all that adds up to provide an abundance of some of the best natural food resources in the country. It is an ideal environment for a restaurant menu dictated by the best of what nature provides on any given day. We are very excited to have the opportunity to build a restaurant here. It's our goal to build a truly luxurious space — without any sort of pretentiousness, elegance without exclusivity. It is experience and comfort above all. It will be unlike any other eatery in the Pacific Northwest but it is made for everyone.”

Matt Frankiewicz, SVP, Development, Americas for IHG Hotels & Resorts, said: “For more than 75 years, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has set the bar for sophisticated travel experiences through a commitment to personalized, attentive service and iconic design. Together with Fortress Development, we are delighted to introduce IHG’s pioneering luxury brand to Bellevue and the region and celebrate the significant progress we have made on this world-class hotel.”

InterContinental Hotel – Bellevue at the Avenue continues its progress towards completion through a collaboration between IHG, owner and developer Fortress Development Group LLC, and management company Benchmark Hospitality.

HBA, who previously concepted the Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown, will serve as lead designer.

Andy Lakha, Principal and CEO, Fortress Development, said: “As a child growing up in Pakistan, the InterContinental hotel in Karachi served as a symbol of both luxury and opportunity, and I am honored to work with IHG and our partners to extend that dream by bringing the InterContinental brand to my adopted hometown of Bellevue. This brand’s proven reputation and ability to ignite feelings of wonder and world-class hospitality make for a perfect fit with the visions of the Avenue complex and Bellevue community. I am also delighted to collaborate with the highest caliber of partners, three Michelin Star Chef Joshua Skenes and his team, Montclair Hospitality Group, along with their world-renowned chef partners. I’m thrilled to see this project come closer to fruition.”

As the world’s first and largest international luxury hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has delighted guests with new international destinations across travel hot spots and spanning historic buildings, city landmarks and immersive resorts.

To date*, there are 208 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties worldwide, with 42 open in the Americas. The brand recently completed a significant renovation of InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, and has additional openings planned across the Americas in Dallas, San Salvador (El Salvador) and Grenada, among others.

For further information or to book, visit www.intercontinental.com or use the new IHG One Rewards mobile app.

*Figures as of Q3 2022

About IHG

IHG Hotels & Resorts [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global hospitality company, with a purpose to provide True Hospitality for Good.

With a family of 18 hotel brands and IHG One Rewards, one of the world's largest hotel loyalty programmes, IHG has over 6,000 open hotels in over 100 countries, and more than 1,800 in the development pipeline.
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  • Suites: Atwell Suites, Staybridge Suites, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Candlewood Suites
  • Exclusive Partners: Iberostar Beachfront Resorts
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated and registered in England and Wales. Approximately 325,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.

Visit us online for more about our hotels and reservations and IHG One Rewards. To download the new IHG One Rewards app, visit the Apple App or Google Play stores.

About InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts makes travel alluring, with insights from over 75 years of experience. Each of our properties provides a gateway to the glamour of The InterContinental Life. As a brand, we aim to embody global sophistication through our superior, understated service and exceptional amenities. What makes us truly different is the genuine interest we show our guests through personalised and attentive services. We offer our most valued guests signature VIP services through a dedicated InterContinental Ambassador programme and an exclusive Club InterContinental experience. We connect our well-travelled guests to what’s special about a destination, so they enjoy authentic local experiences that will enrich their lives.

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