IHG tops off first Pacific Northwest InterContinental

IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) recently celebrated the topping of of the forthcoming InterContinental Hotels & Resorts luxury hotel in Bellevue, WA. The hotel, which broke ground in January 2020, will mark the IHG Luxury & Lifestyle Collection brand’s Pacific Northwest debut upon its projected fourth-quarter opening.

Featuring 208 rooms, InterContinental Hotel – Bellevue at the Avenue will occupy nine floors of a 26-story tower within the Avenue mixed-use complex in Bellevue’s retail and cultural district. Amenities will include an outdoor deck and patio, a full-service spa and fitness center, and more than 12,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, as well as signature bar and international dining concepts in partnership with Montclair Hospitality Group (MHG).

The property continues its progress toward completion through a collaboration between IHG, owner/developer Fortress Development Group LLC and management company Benchmark Hospitality. HBA, which previously concepted the Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown, serves as lead designer.

Matt Frankiewicz, SVP, development, Americas, IHG Hotels & Resorts, said: “For more than 75 years, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has set the bar for sophisticated travel experiences through a commitment to personalized, attentive service and iconic design. Together with Fortress Development, we are delighted to introduce IHG’s pioneering luxury brand to Bellevue and the region and celebrate the significant progress we have made on this world-class hotel.”

Andy Lakha, principal/CEO, Fortress Development, said: “As a child growing up in Pakistan, the InterContinental hotel in Karachi served as a symbol of both luxury and opportunity, and I am honored to work with IHG and our partners to extend that dream by bringing the InterContinental brand to my adopted hometown of Bellevue. This brand’s proven reputation and ability to ignite feelings of wonder and world-class hospitality make for a perfect fit with the visions of the Avenue complex and Bellevue community.”