Connected to Seattle via the world's longest floating bridge, Bellevue lives up to the origins of its name, which means "beautiful view." Nestled between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, the city boasts a 320-acre wetland preserve and a 53-acre botanical garden. It's been named one of the safest cities in the United States by Forbes Magazine, and companies such as Eddie Bauer, Microsoft, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Expedia all have offices within its boundaries. Underscoring Bellevue's business vitality are recent investments in the city's hotel infrastructure, highlighted by the 732-room Hyatt Regency's $185 million expansion in 2009.
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