BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyatt Regency Bellevue, located nine miles from downtown Seattle, announces its most sizeable hotel renovation since the addition of a second tower in 2009. This $5.2-million, three-part project includes completed updates to 381 guestrooms in the Cascade Tower and lobby, as well as an upcoming redesign of the pre-function and ballroom meeting spaces, slated for completion by the end of 2014.
The most eye-catching element of the project is the renovated lobby, newly designed for a connected, energizing experience. Guests will find all new furniture and upholstery to match the hotel's Asian-inspired design, and two Microsoft Windows® 8-powered interactive touch tables, created in cooperation with Microsoft Corp., Interknowlogy and Monscierge. The 55-inch touchscreen tables feature advanced processing power that utilizes the latest Perceptive Pixel (PPI) technology. These innovative centerpieces, nested in beautiful coffee table units, complement the new lounge décor and allow guests to browse hotel and area information, view flights, play games like air hockey and 3D chess, surf the web and much more.
"Our goal for the lobby renovation was to create a go-to gathering place where guests can easily relax, engage, meet and recharge," said Tom Wolf, general manager at Hyatt Regency Bellevue. "The seamless integration of technology and comfort resulted in a space where any tech-savvy traveler will want to kick back and stay a while, whether it's to work or play."
"We are excited to work with Hyatt Regency Bellevue on this innovative hotel lobby experience," said Greg Jones, managing director for hospitality and travel at Microsoft. "Hotels are using today's transformative technologies to provide guests with useful and engaging experiences. The hotel's investment shows its commitment to excellent customer service."
Additionally, the 381 guestrooms in the hotel's original Cascade Tower each received all new upholstery and carpet as well as new hardwood furniture and lighting to create a comfortable and inviting look. Rounding out the renovation project by the end of 2014, the Cascade Tower pre-function space and ballroom will be revamped to bolster Hyatt Regency Bellevue's existing reputation as a premier meeting, convention and event venue. The spaces will be finished with all new carpet, lighting, paneled airwalls, wall coverings and furniture, costing an estimated $2.6 million.
For more information on Hyatt Regency Bellevue, the recent renovations and current offerings, visit bellevue.hyatt.com.
About Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Hyatt Regency Bellevue is an AAA four-diamond hotel situated on Seattle's Eastside, in the heart of downtown Bellevue, Washington. Nestled between Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountain Range, the hotel is part of The Bellevue Collection, the Northwest's leading shopping, dining and entertainment destination, and offers premier services and amenities to both business and leisure travelers. Completing a $185-million expansion in 2009 and earning the prestigious 5 Green Key rating from Green Key Eco-Rating Program, the hotel offers groups more than 70,000 square feet of flexible state-of-the-art event space, 732 redesigned guestrooms, an expansive 7,000-square-foot workout complex and a comfortable, spacious lobby. For more information, please visit bellevue.hyatt.com.
About Hyatt Regency
The Hyatt Regency brand is an energizing hotel brand that connects travelers to whom and what matters most to them. More than 140 conveniently located Hyatt Regency urban and resort locations in over 30 countries around the world serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion – from efficient business meetings to memorable family vacations. The brand offers a one-stop experience that puts everything guests need right at their fingertips. Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; the space to work, engage or relax; and expert planners who take care of every detail. For more information, visit hyattregency.com or facebook.com/HyattRegency.
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