The 332 homes at Avenue Bellevue will be thoughtfully designed to be stylish retreats where every amenity is at one’s doorstep.

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BELLEVUE — A bold, new mixed-use project is in the works that will add two high-rise towers to downtown Bellevue, offering 332 luxury residences, 85,000 square feet of high-end retail, state-of-the-art technology, and bespoke features — along with the first InterContinental Hotel ever built in the Pacific Northwest, which will feature 251 guest rooms, full-service spa and fitness center, meeting space and other luxury amenities.

The project, named Avenue Bellevue, will be a place where modern Bellevue can shine — a hub of urban sophistication, energy and spirit, whether you live in the residences, stay in the hotel or pursue life’s finer things in the retail plaza.

The 332 homes at Avenue will be thoughtfully designed to be stylish retreats where every amenity is at one’s doorstep. Designed in partnership with Seattle-based Weber Thompson and HBA, the largest hospitality design firm in the world, Avenue Bellevue will also include 98 “Estate Homes” featuring materials and configurations that feel intimately personal and virtually bespoke. Estate Home residents will also have access to InterContinental Hotel amenities, including room service, housekeeping service, spa and fitness center, concierge assistance, valet parking, and other luxury amenities.

“As a Bellevue resident for more than 20 years, I am deeply committed to the future success of the community — and Avenue Bellevue is the biggest and most important project of my life,” says Andy Lakha, CEO of Fortress Development. “We are creating something that will set a new standard for hospitality and residential design in the Pacific Northwest.”

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest luxury hotel brand, with 200 properties open globally and another 63 in the pipeline.

The plaza portion of the project will feature high-end retail, food and nightlife, including a new restaurant from a three-Michelin-star chef. Three stars is the highest possible rating in the Michelin Guide, reserved for “exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey.”

A private, by-appointment-only sales center for residences will open in Bellevue in January 2019. Residential sales will start in early 2019, with construction to commence in mid-2019.
“When Avenue Bellevue is complete, it will be a monumental milestone for the region,” says Lakha.