Marriott to Puget Sound: Let Them Have Rooms!
- Jul 17, 2015
Bastille Day saw the opening of a new hospitality venue for Bellevue’s core. The new facility is downtown’s first full-service Marriott, signaling that hospitality operators are taking notice of the increased growth in the Pacific Northwest.
The 384-key hotel offers 21,000 square feet of upscale event space, including a 6,240-square-foot ballroom. Rooms at the Seattle Marriott Bellevue feature free high-speed Internet, modern bathrooms and 55-inch LCD TVs. The guest amenity package also includes media centers, flexible common areas and other tech-friendly features that cater to the growing community of technology employees in the Puget Sound area. The hotel also features the M Club Concierge Lounge, a fitness center, an indoor pool and tech-oriented meeting rooms. Amuse Restaurant & Bar is located in the facility’s lobby, offering local cuisine.
Companies continue to expand or open new outposts in the area, but a substantial growth in tourism is also contributing to activity across most major aspects of the hospitality industry. RevPAR, ADR and occupancy have gained traction in recent months, driving more transactions and projects in the area. The new Marriott facility is a step in the right direction, but even that is not enough to satisfy the area’s current thirst for rooms as it also aims to boost its profile as a convention spot.
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