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." Read the full article
Where to ....
Meet - Meydenbauer Center
Next year, this facility -- the second largest convention center in the Puget Sound Region -- will undergo a $12.5 million renovation that will include interior enhancements; A/V and network upgrades; and an updated exterior.
Stay - Hilton Bellevue
This 355-room property recently completed and $8 million renovation of its guest rooms in June 2014, and is expected to complete upgrades to its 30,000 square feet of meeting and public space by the end of 2014. It's a 10-minute walk from Meydenbauer Center, and also has some of the largest guest rooms and suites in the area.
Shop - The Bellevue Collection
"There's great shopping in Bellevue -- better shopping than in Seattle in my opinion," says Sur La Table's Trepanier. The massive Bellevue Collection has more than 250 stores and 45 restaurants and entertainment options spread out over three connected properties -- Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square, and Bellevue Place. A $1.2 billion, two-million-square-foot mixed-use expansion of The Bellevue Collection is currently underway.