Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) June 20, 2012
Located on Seattle’s Eastside, just nine miles from downtown Seattle and 17 miles from Sea-Tac International Airport, Hyatt Regency Bellevue welcomes summer with plenty of options to celebrate the season. With a variety of world-class shopping and fine dining options, it is no surprise Bellevue attracts more than 16 million visitors a year. To make the most of a trip to the growing metropolitan city, Hyatt Regency Bellevue provides luxury accommodations and a convenient location to explore the numerous cultural and seasonal events, including art festivals, family-friendly holiday activities and outdoor entertainment.
“Summer in the Pacific Northwest is unlike any other region, with a rich menu of outdoor recreation and seasonal events, and our downtown Bellevue location is perfect to navigate the area’s attractions,” said Rolf Osterwalder, general manager of Hyatt Regency Bellevue. “We’re proud to offer a comfortable, yet sophisticated atmosphere, but it’s our knowledge of the area and our exceptional service that truly sets us apart.”
Some of this summer’s highlights include:
Special Shopping Package at Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Visiting fashionistas can build out their wardrobe with the Bellevue Collection Shopping Package available at Hyatt Regency Bellevue. Starting at $149, the package features a $50 gift certificate to spend at any of the world-class retailers at The Bellevue Collection, including Kate Spade, 7 For All Man Kind, J. Crew and Pottery Barn among many others, and includes complimentary valet parking and a 2 p.m. late check-out. Guests can continue their day of indulgences with exquisite dining at restaurants like Bis on Main and Monsoon East on nearby Main Street, and top-notch shopping at Louis Vuitton, Neiman Marcus, Hermes and more.
Paint the Town Red!
Nightlife on the Eastside draws trendsetters to the swankiest restaurants, bars and lounges. Guests looking for an evening out on the town have their pick of trendy spots and a selection of atmospheres, all within walking distance from Hyatt Regency Bellevue. Whether in the mood to relax with Americana food and signature cocktails at KORAL, dance the night away at Mirror Nightclub, shoot a few games of pool at Parlor Billiards & Spirits, or take in world class jazz and small bites at Bake’s Place, there is something for everyone!
Bellevue Fireworks Celebration
July 4, 2 – 10:30 p.m.
The annual Bellevue firework show, now in its 21st year, draws more than 60,000 attendees to take in the sights and sounds of Fourth of July. The holiday celebration is hosted by popular radio personalities and features performances by the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra and regional music acts, Larry Murante, Aces Up and Idol Eyez.
Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair
July 27 – 28, 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
July 29, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair returns for its 66th year of attracting art aficionados, tourists and festival-goers alike. The event is the longest running fair in the city of Bellevue, and is held in conjunction with the Bellevue Festival of Arts, and the 6th Street Fair. The Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair showcases everything from fine art, photography and textiles to glass work and sculpture from more 300 artists from across the continent. In addition to art on display and available for purchase, the festival features food vendors, music and activities for all ages, making it the ideal way to spend a day in the Northwest.
August 3 – 5
Seafair is a favorite tradition for locals and visitors alike. After months of block parties, festivals and art events, the celebration culminates in one grand finale. The weekend is chock full of hydroplane races, the Boeing Airshow above Lake Washington, with a special performance by the Blue Angels, and various events across the Seattle-area that are suitable for a range of ages.
Explore Washington Wines – And More!
Head out to nearby Woodinville wine country and visit a collection of premier tasting rooms, including Columbia Winery, Efeste Wine Cellars and Januik/Novelty Hill. Don’t miss the picturesque and historic Chateau St. Michele, which hosts an annual concert series. This year’s lineup features The Beach Boys, Ringo Starr, Blondie and many more. Daily tours of the region are available through Barrel Wine Tours, which transports guests for an afternoon tasting at a selection of the 90 plus nearby wineries. Guests can sip without worry as pickup and drop-off are available at the front entrance of Hyatt Regency Bellevue.
Woodinville is also making a name for itself as a destination for craft brewing and distilling. While in Woodinville, stop by renowned Redhook Brewery, for a bite and a pint or its popular $1 tours, which feature a sneak peek at the brew tanks and an informative tasting. The bourgeoning distillery scene includes Woodinville Whiskey Company, Pacific Distillery and Soft Tail Spirits, to name a few. A visit to each of the distilleries offers a unique look at the process behind making gin, whiskey and other spirits, and a tasting of each distinctive variety.
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About Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Hyatt Regency Bellevue is a 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. Recently completing a $185 million expansion, the hotel offers groups more than 70,000 square feet of flexible state-of-the-art event space – from the third largest ballroom in the state to an intimate 12-person boardroom – 733 luxuriously redesigned guestrooms, an expansive 7,000-square-foot workout complex and a comfortable, spacious lobby. For more information, please visit http://www.bellevue.hyatt.com.