Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced this morning that it will be managing a new luxury boutique hotel in downtown Bellevue that’s slated to open in 2019. The hotel will be a part of a new development by the Fana Group, a Bellevue-based company, that will include two high-rise towers and 270 apartments. Bellevue Kimpton will occupy the North Tower. Construction on the project is scheduled to begin in 2017.
The new hotel will include 120 rooms, approximately 5,000 square feet of meeting space, a street-level restaurant, a heated rooftop pool with event space and a lounge, and a fitness center. It also will have complimentary bikes and nightly hosted wine hours for guests. CallisonRTKL was selected as the architect for the project. The hotel will be located on the SE corner of 4th Street and 106 Avenue NE, across from Purple Cafe and Wine Bar and within walking distance of Bellevue Square and The Shops at The Bravern.
“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, in a statement. “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 Bellevue location will be Kimpton’s eighth hotel in the Pacific Northwest. The hotel company is known locally for the Hotel Monaco Seattle, Hotel Vintage Seattle, Palladian, and the Alexis, which are all located in Seattle. Kimpton also operates the Hotel Monaco Portland, the Hotel Vintage Portland and the RiverPlace Hotel in Portland.
“The Pacific Northwest has been an integral part of Kimpton’s growth story for more than two decades and we look forward to expanding our presence in one of the strongest markets in the country,” said Kimpton CEO Mike DeFrino in a statement. “The hotel’s prime location near some of downtown Bellevue’s best shopping and nightlife – not to mention the only rooftop hotel pool in the area, will be a draw for travelers.”