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Starwood Opens the 337 room Westin Bellevue
Setting the Milestone as the First in the Region to Feature High-end Hotel and Private Residences 

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Nov. 1, 2005 -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc (NYSE: HOT) announces the grand opening of The Westin Bellevue (, the first in the Pacific Northwest to showcase the latest trend in sophisticated contemporary living, combining deluxe hotel amenities with luxury residential living. The newly constructed hotel, managed by Westin, is located 15 minutes east of downtown Seattle at 600 Bellevue Way NE and is the centerpiece of Lincoln Square, an upscale 1.4-million-square-foot mixed-use development project by Kemper Development Company. The project is situated directly across the street from Bellevue Square, one of the most successful shopping centers in the region. 

"The Westin brand is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and it is so fitting that we salute the opening of this beautiful hotel in the Pacific Northwest where the brand was founded," said Sue Brush, senior vice president "The Westin Bellevue was perfectly designed to reflect to the modern environment of Bellevue and incorporates all of Westin's world-class personalized service and products topped with a superb level of hospitality for business guests, leisure travelers, and residents alike. It makes us very proud to add this stunning property to our collection of hotels." 

At a prestigious 42-stories, The Westin Bellevue is the tallest building on the Eastside of Lake Washington featuring sweeping views of the Seattle skyline, Mount Rainier, and Lake Washington. The 337-room hotel occupies the first 19 floors, with floors 20 through 42 dedicated to the project's 148 luxury residential units. Representing the epitome in modern amenities, all 337 guestrooms feature 32" LCD flat-screen television, wireless high-speed Internet access, and Westin's signature Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bath® luxury offerings. A total of 16 exquisitely appointed Grand Deluxe rooms deliver spacious four-fixture bathrooms, 10-foot ceilings, and private outdoor decks. 

Designed to serve as an important meeting and special event destination for the region, The Westin Bellevue offers one of the largest meeting facilities on Seattle's Eastside. The hotel specializes in catering to business and social events of all sizes with a total of 25,510 square feet of elegant function space comprising 18 meeting and breakout rooms, ranging in size from 240 to 7,300-square-feet. All meeting space features Westin's state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, as well as wireless high-speed Internet access. 

For the fitness conscious, the hotel offers a state-of-the-art WestinWORKOUT® Powered by Reebok facility, complete with cardiovascular equipment, weight machines, free weights, Cardio Theater, and Reebok-designed workout regimen. As an added benefit of mixed-use, urban living, residents have convenient and complete access to The Westin Bellevue's fitness facility. For visitors who prefer to work up a sweat without leaving the privacy of their own room, The Westin Bellevue guest can request a Westin WORKOUT Room, offering workout equipment including a Reebok Tomahawk XL Indoor Cycle or Life Fitness Treadmill. 

As a relaxing way to end a day, hotel guests and residents may opt for a swim in The Westin Bellevue's 25-meter indoor lap pool, a relaxing soak in the indoor whirlpool, or the opportunity to lounge on the 1,530-square-foot, west-facing outdoor pool deck. 

Food and beverage options are also abundant in The Westin Bellevue, including Manzana Rotisserie Grill, a 200-plus seat, three-meal-a-day restaurant that promises to offer an engaging dining experience, 24-hour in-room dining, and Cypress, the hotel's lobby lounge, providing a popular meeting venue for guests and local residents alike. 

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 750 properties in more than 80 countries and 120,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. 


Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
     Ellen Gallo / Mark Ricci
     914-640-8167 / 914-640-8496

Also See: Starwood to Joint Venture with Lincoln Square, LLC on 304 Room Westin in Bellevue, WA / Feb 1999
Kemper Development Company Selects Starwood to Manage 337-room Luxury Hotel in Bellevue, Washington Under its Westin Brand / October 2004
Bellevue's Meydenbauer Center's Failure to Attract Big Conventions Takes its Toll on the East King County Convention and Visitors Bureau; Loses a Third of its Budget and Half of its Employees / Dec 2001
Westin Hotel to Replace Marriott as Meydenbauer Place Anchor in Bellevue, WA / May 1998 


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