Why Choose Our Destination?
Welcome to Bellevue, Washington, the gateway to the entire Puget Sound Region. Surrounded by natural beauty and filled with a melting pot of cultures, Bellevue is an urban shopping, dining, and entertainment paradise. Here, you’ll find the ultimate destination for both tourists and city-wide conventions for 3,000 attendees or less. We invite you to explore our profile and learn more about our wonderful city. For more details about or images of the topics explored in this tab, please visit our Local Attractions section and Image Gallery. To view maps of downtown Bellevue and Bellevue’s surrounding area, please visit the Additional Materials section below. Meet in Bellevue: As a vibrant and modern emerging destination, meeting in Bellevue is a refreshing change of pace for meeting planners and attendees alike. Ranked 9th on the list of safest US cities, and with a very walkable downtown, Bellevue produces convenient, compact, and clean events. Downtown Bellevue’s state-of-the-art Meydenbauer Convention Center provides the full complement of amenities for conventions, conferences, meetings and banquets, including superb in-house catering that highlights the distinctive flavors of the Northwest through globally inspired, locally sourced dishes. Bellevue’s numerous hotels also feature stellar meeting spaces and guest rooms, and the Visit Bellevue team can help you qualify groups, send bids, secure larger blocks of rooms, and attain the most competitive rates on your behalf. Please visit our Additional Information section under the General Info tab to find facts and figures about meeting in Bellevue. Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment in Downtown Bellevue: Luxury stores at The Shops at The Bravern, local boutiques in Old Bellevue, and fashionable finds from The Bellevue Collection coalesce to create the world-class shopping destination that is Bellevue. Our city’s diversity of residents is reflected in its dining options, with cuisines ranging from classic Northwest salmon and Dungeness crab to Taiwanese delicacies and Far East feasts. With hundreds of eateries in downtown, and many more scattered across the city, visitors are sure to satisfy their taste buds. Downtown Bellevue is abuzz at night with dozens of pubs, clubs and bars, with venues offering attractions as intimate as live music or as spectacular as aerial arts. Available in the Additional Materials section below is our Downtown Bellevue Dining Guide, which conveniently displays the restaurants in our city categorized by geographic region. For information about arts and culture in Bellevue, please visit the General Info tab’s Additional Information section. Staying in Bellevue: With accommodations ranging from luxurious, 4-star hotels to peaceful suburban retreats, you’re sure to find the best lodging option for your group in Bellevue. Bellevue boasts more than 4,900 rooms, 1,500 of which are committable on peak, and 2,400 of which are just a short walk away from the lively dining, shopping, and nightlife of downtown Bellevue. Located in the Additional Materials section is our Bellevue Hotel Guide, which lists our city’s best hotels and displays their geographic location on a map. Outdoor Recreation in Bellevue: As a “city within a park”, the abundant green spaces in Bellevue’s miles of nature trails, over 100 public parks, and swimming beaches are sure to provide relaxation. Visitors can stroll around the Bellevue Downtown Park’s half-mile park loop promenade and gaze at a canal that cascades into a reflecting pond. At the Bellevue Botanical Garden, visitors can view 53 acres of display gardens, woodlands, meadows and wetlands. The Cascade Mountains are less than an hour drive East from Bellevue on Interstate 90, and offer easy access to hiking, sightseeing and other outdoor pursuits. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact a member of the Visit Bellevue team through the link in our Additional Materials section below!
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Distance from Airport
- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
27.36 km from City Center
Meydenbauer Convention Center
Bellevue Arts Museum
Bellevue Downtown Park
Facts and Figures about Meeting in Bellevue: • More than 4,900 hotel rooms, with over 1,500 guest rooms committable on peak • 160,000 square feet of meeting space at Meydenbauer Convention Center and downtown hotels • Meydenbauer Center features 54,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space, 9 breakout rooms, an Executive Conference Suite, and exceptional catering. • The recently expanded Hyatt Regency Bellevue presents 60,000 square feet of meeting space, including an 18,000 square foot ballroom • Easy access to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (17 miles away) • Central location in the Puget Sound (10 miles to Seattle) • Close to wineries, golf-courses and other activities and destinations including the Microsoft Campus, University of Washington, Seattle Center, Snoqualmie Falls, Tillicum Village and Pike Place Market. Arts and Culture in Bellevue: Bellevue’s burgeoning art scene bursts with soaring sculptures, exhilarating performances, a world-class art museum, and a number of audible delights to feed your creative side. The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center plays host throughout the year to an array of productions by local, regional and national performing arts groups. The Theatre is also the home stage for the Bellevue Civic Theatre, International Ballet, Bellevue Youth Theatre, Bellevue Chamber Chorus, and Ballet Bellevue. The Eastside Heritage Center is committed to preserving the past as it builds community and connects people with their heritage by maintaining and preserving the largest collection of artifacts, photos and archival material related to East King County, Washington. Located in the heart of downtown, the Bellevue Arts Museum ignites minds and fuels creativity. With its unique focus on art, craft, and design, BAM connects people of all ages with extraordinary works by Northwest artists while bringing national and international exhibitions to Bellevue. Downtown Bellevue also showcases nearly 130 works of public art available for anyone to enjoy. Please see our Downtown Bellevue ArtMap in the Additional Materials section in the Overview tab to start exploring Bellevue’s public artistic offerings, and visit both the Local Attractions section and image gallery for images of and details about arts and culture in Bellevue.