Bellevue Beat | Kimpton joining W Bellevue as second luxury hotel to open in downtown Bellevue
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Scheduled to break ground in early 2017, the development will include two high-rise towers and 270 premium rental apartments. The 120-room Bellevue Kimpton is slated for a 2019 opening and will occupy the development's North Tower and will include approximately 5,000 square feet of meeting space, a street-level, full service restaurant, a heated rooftop pool with adjacent event space and lounge, a fitness center and all the other amenities commonly associated with the Kimpton brand.
For Bellevue, Kimpton will be the second luxury hotel to open in the downtown core, joining W Bellevue--opening in spring 2017--at the new Lincoln Square Expansion. For Kimpton, Bellevue will be the brand's fifth hotel in Washington, joining four properties in Seattle, including the Hotel Monaco, Hotel Vintage, Palladian and the Alexis.
"We are eager to bring something to downtown Bellevue that it doesn't yet have... a boutique luxury hotel," said John Powers, Fana's President of Real Estate. "Kimpton's leadership experience in the boutique hotel market and the thriving hotels in not only in the Northwest but also nationally made this a clear and easy partner choice to represent us for this premiere project."
The Fana Group of Companies is a real estate investment and development company owned by Firoz Lalji, founder of Kits Cameras and the current CEO of Zones Inc. in Auburn.
Published: February 11, 2016