Hyatt Regency Bellevue, located nine miles from downtown Seattle, announced 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. The project is slated for completion by the end of 2014.
The key element of the project is the renovated lobby, newly designed for a connected experience. Guests will find all new furniture and upholstery to match the hotel's Asian-inspired design, and two Microsoft Windows Eight-powered interactive touch tables, created in cooperation with Microsoft Corp., Interknowlogy and Moncierge. The 55-inch touchscreen tables will have advanced processing power that utilizes the Perceptive Pixel (PPI) technology. These centerpieces, nested in coffee table units, will complement the new lounge décor and allow guests to browse hotel and area information, view flights, play games like air hockey and 3D chess and surf the Web.
Additionally, the 381 guestrooms in the hotel's original Cascade Tower will receive all new upholstery and carpet, as well as new hardwood furniture and lighting.
Rounding out the renovation project by the end of 2014, the Cascade Tower pre-function space and ballroom will be revamped. The spaces will be finished with all new carpet, lighting, paneled airwalls, wall coverings and furniture, costing an estimated $2.6 million.