Bellevue Spotlight
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Bellevue in the News

Bellevue in the News

Stay up to date with the latest news and stories about Bellevue Washington.

Bellevue in the Spotlight

by Julie ArnanDriving east on the Interstate 90 bridge from Seattle, Bellevue's twinkling skyline is its changed status. Originally a farming turned bedroom community for Seattle, it's now more urban ...... more!

Flying High on a Road Trip to the Oregon Coast

by David DyckFrom paddling down Lake Washington to relaxing in the W Bellevue hotel, Bellevue has many activities to enjoy. Read about David Dyck's experience in Bellevue as he journeys to the Oregon ...... more!

Bustling Bellevue

Published in the Alaska Airlines magazineBy Julie Arnan Learn about many of the family-friendly activities that Bellevue has to offer during the winter holiday season. Read the full article ...... more!

Family Road Trip: Bellevue


So Many New Places Are Opening in the Lincoln Square Expansion

Published by SeattleMetby Rosin Saez From chicken bao to burgers to a Taylor Shellfish oyster bar-here's what's happening in Bellevue. Read the full article below:  ...... more!

5 Reasons to Visit Bellevue Washington

by Alicia FashionistaSame old Seattle? Think again, Bellevue is where it's at! Read the full article below:  ...... more!

Five Reasons to Explore Seattle's Eastside

When visiting the Washington coast in the Pacific Northwest, it's all too easy to spend your entire time in Seattle, its Western islands, and Olympic National Park. But you'd be remiss if you didn't cross Lake Washington and spend some time on the city's Eastside. Cities and towns like Bellevue, Kirkland, Woodinville, and Bothell offer loads of charm, character, and originality in their own right, all an easy trip from the airport and Seattle proper.... more!

Bellevue Botanical Garden - Free For The Entire Family!

The Bellevue Botanical Garden is one of those local NW gems that we wanted to make sure you all know about. It is a labor of love, that started with a Bellevue family who donated their home and property to be used for the garden years ago. Today, its manned by 400 volunteers and a joint effort between the Bellevue parks department and other organizations like the Botanical Society. ... more!

Free Things Families Need to Know About In Bellevue, Washington

Bellevue is such a beautiful place to visit if you're in the Seattle area - there is good shopping, beautiful parks and lots to do for families.... more!

Old and New Properties Are Turning the Eastside Into a Hospitality Hotspot

In May, Visit Bellevue Washington, Bellevue's destination marketing organization, hosted its biennial Tourism Spotlight. The event highlighted the recent business and travel activity in the area, and according to the organization, tourism is booming. ... more!

A Tourist in Your Own Town

Traveling is one of my absolute favorite things to do, but the older I get, the more I enjoy staing home as well. Fortunately, there's a way to combine the two for a best-of-both-worlds experience, the staycation. It involves all the fun of experiencing new things and stepping outside your regular routine, minus the hassles that can sometimes come with long-distance travel (think: jetlag and complicated logistics).... more!

Bellevue is Becoming a Booming Tourist Destination

The summer 2017 tourism season is just getting underway and the Eastside is a place most people don't think about when they think of tourism in Western Washington.The City of Bellevue saw 1.6 million visitors in 2016, up 14.3% percent from 2015. Visit Bellevue's executive director, Stacy Graven says she expects another strong summer tourism season this year. ... more!

Wanderings: Bellevue Washington

The monolithic skyscrapers of Bellevue, Washington, resemble metallic legos stacked so high you think they'll topple in the slightest breeze. While the sheer size of the stair-stepped towers dominates the skyline, don't let that alarm you. Linger for a spell, and you'll see Bellevue's softer side, a side that extends a gentle hand with public art, sublime eateries, bucolic parks, lakes and mountains.... more!

Seattle Marriott Bellevue Opens | 425 Business

On July 14 the Seattle Marriott Bellevue celebrated the grand opening of its 384-room hotel in downtown Bellevue. The new Marriott is downtown Bellevue's first full-service Marriott and is geared toward providing convenience, comfort, and sophistication for business travelers.... more!

EXCLUSIVE: Microsoft exec: New international tech institute in Bellevue will redefine region | PSBJ

Microsoft and the University of Washington have joined together to create a tech innovative institute that brings universities, international students and industry giants together like never before. It will attract top technical talent, research dollars and international attention from around the world as it becomes a hub for unprecedented collaboration and a new model for tech education...... more!

Bellevue Scores Tourism Points with Squash Championship | Seattle Times

In November, Bellevue's Meydenbauer Center will feature a luminous glass court surrounded by 3,000 international fans for the 2015 Men's World Squash Championship. It will be the first time the competition has been in the United States and, for many locals, will serve as an introduction to the intimate, fast-paced racket sport that's played by about 20 million people around the world.... more!

Tempting Tourists | 425 Business Magazine

Tourism generates big money for the region. King County, for example, brought in $6 billion in visitor expenditures in 2013, according to Visit Seattle, and approximately 20 percent of that was spent on the Eastside. Tourism is the front door to economic development.... more!

Eastside Explorations | Alaska Airlines Magazine

Old World winemaking virtuosity was paired with New World ingenuity and grapes to create the flavorful 2013 Eroica Riesling I'm tasting, its gold-green color evoking sunshine and grapevines. A friend and I are experiencing the Ultimate Tour and Tasting at Chateau Ste. Michell ( in Woodinville wine country, part of a region known as the Eastside because it's east of Lake Washington.... more!

The Top Home Shops in and Around Seattle | Seattle Magazine

It turns out some of the best places to shop around Seattle are in Bellevue. Playing hostess? It's Hedge & Vine to the rescue with pewter-trimmed china, crystal martini glasses, plus an impressive selection of cookbooks, fine wine and delectable nibbles for a perfect evening in. The vibe is coastal living meets Tuscany.... more!

24 Hours in Bellevue, Washington: Dine, Shop, Explore, Unwind | Vancouverscape

As occasional visitors to Seattle, my husband and I head down the coast for a change of scenery, some great dining, craft beer discoveries, shopping and cultural offerings. Last weekend, we experienced Bellevue, Seattle's little brother to the East. Just 10 miles outside the Emerald City, Bellevue is a compact, easily-walkable city with shopping, museums, restaurants and cafés within its heart.... more!

Hyatt Regency Bellevue Provides a Gateway to the Eastside | USA Today

A 5.2-million-dollar, three-part project at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue includes updates to 381 guest rooms in the Cascade Tower and lobby, as well as an upcoming redesign of the pre-function and ballroom meeting space. Guests will be able to find two new, 55-inch Microsoft touch tables, tucked into coffee table units, that complement the lounge décor and allow for a connected experience on which to play games like air hockey, surf the web, view flights and check out local Bellevue happenings.... more!

Want to see Seattle's sights? Get stay in Federal Way | Puget Sound Business Journal

Most of the Seattle area's iconic tourist attractions - the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, EMP Museum, etc. - are in Seattle. But the surrounding cities are finding more ways to tell travelers that they are great places to stay, play and spend, too. ... more!

Downtown Bellevue gets younger in a hurry | The Seattle Times

DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFT | Once a haven for empty-nesters, downtown is drawing more and more young professionals.  And with them come families, new nightlife and increasing demands on nearby schools. ... more!

Stylish Getaway Guide: Bellevue

By: Seattle Boutique Blogspot·If you're on the hunt for a great getaway to unwind after a crazy week, the answer may just be right under your nose. In a recent post for PR Couture I discussed the importance of maintaining a healthy work/life balance, especially if your New Years Resolutions involve spending more time with the people you love. Scheduling a weekend away isn't always possible, which is why I absolutely adore the idea of an in-city staycation. Just a mere 20 minutes east of Seattle, Bellevue is a great getaway spot with plenty of convenient shopping, spa and entertainment options.... more!

Pacific NW : Inviting Venues, Regional Flair Make for Unforgettable Meetings | Successful Meetings

When specialty foods and cookware retailer Sur La Table was looking for a destination for its annual leadership conference, attended by approximately 500 employees and vendors, Director of Store Operations Lara Trepanier didn't have to look very far. "As we've grown, we've had to look for bigger and more flexible spaces to meet all of our needs, and that's what took us to Bellevue, WA."... more!