|The Seattle TimesMcClatchy-Tribune
April 16, 2011--Bellevue city planners this week approved a 15-story, 378-room Marriott hotel in downtown Bellevue.
But Liz Stead, the city's urban design planning manager, said the developer, Connecticut-based HEI Hotels & Resorts, hasn't applied for building permits and there's no sign construction is imminent.
HEI originally won city approval for the hotel in 2008, Stead said, and reapplied to keep the project alive.
The hotel would be built at Northeast Second Place and 110th Ave. N.E. HEI has agreed to provide a corner of the 1.3-acre property to the city for a pocket park.
HEI owns and operates 37 hotels in 16 states, including the storied Algonquin in New York, according to the company's website.
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