The design of recently debuted W Bellevue reflects the region’s juxtaposed affinity for both its natural surroundings and groundbreaking innovation. The hotel celebrates lakeside culture with cabin-like architecture, thoughtfully reimagined traditional décor, and locally-inspired cocktails and cuisine. The hotel features 220 guest rooms and 25 suites.
W Bellevue was designed by HKS Inc. lead by Mary Alice Palmer and HKS architect Tom Sprinkle. Upon entering, guests will admire a striking, reclaimed wood staircase surrounded by rich, colorful street art from famed international artist Gaia. Additional original artwork from renowned artists Lady Aiko and Zio Ziegler make unexpected appearances throughout the property.
The hotel’s lobby aka Living Room is a clubhouse for the traveler, filled with deep sofas and lounge chairs that are modeled after ’70s vintage furniture. The Porch provides an open-air, pop homage to the lake house where guests can mix and mingle with a house-made cocktail in hand or relax on a porch swing by the roaring fire. Guests can cozy up with a book that fill the shelves at The Library.
Each of the 220 guest rooms and 25 suites at W Bellevue feature design elements like side-table lights which mimic traditional dock lamps and inflatable tufted headboards, beds adorned with painted pillowcases featuring pulp poetry, ‘wine spilt’ carpets that reflect the burgeoning wineries of the region. Glass showers, placed in the middle of each room, personify the boundless nature of the hotel’s design.
The 2,300-square-foot, two-bedroom Extreme WOW Suite offers sweeping views of sparkling Lake Washington. Perched high on the thirteenth floor, the double door entry opens to a vibrant suite featuring two king beds (with one hanging from the ceiling) a state of the art surround sound audio system (vinyl included), an in-room pool and poker table and retractable flat screen TV. Modern hanging porch swings line the border of the suite, offering guests a chance to feel as if they’re floating over Bellevue.
The Lakehouse restaurant and Civility & Unrest cocktail lounge are both helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef, Jason Wilson. The Lakehouse is designed as a modern, multifaceted interpretation of an entertainer’s lake home. Civility & Unrest is the whiskey bar and cocktail lounge that offers a daring exploration into cocktail culture with rare scotch, vintage whiskey, flowing champagne and craft cocktails, surrounded by beautiful curves and plush seating. The 4,400-square-foot Great Room shows off vibrant décor and stylish finishes underneath deconstructed docks that float just below the ceiling.