InterContinental Bellevue
Rendering: InterContinental Bellevue

InterContinental Bellevue at The Avenue has postponed their opening date for a second time. It is unclear when the luxury hotel will be ready to open its doors to the public.

The 208-room hotel was first planned to open in October 2023. At that time, the date got pushed back to the end of January 2024.

We reached out to Avenue Bellevue who did not have a comment at this time, stating that they are “ at the mercy of their general contractor and waiting for updates themselves.” Upon visiting the hotel’s website, guests are unable to book a stay at the hotel until April 15, 2024.

Located on the corner of Northeast 8th Street and Bellevue Way, reservations are starting from $449 up to $7,200 per night. The upcoming opening will mark InterContinental’s first domestic opening since 2017 and is the first of its kind to debut in the Pacific Northwest.

The luxury property is complete with Michelin-star dining and an elevated Clefs d’Or concierge program. Amenities include a dedicated butler-serviced floor, 24-hour room service, a custom Rolls-Royce house car, and an exclusive ultra-luxury yacht. 

The guest rooms and suites, as well as a two-bedroom, 2,000-square-foot Presidential Suite, feature expansive windows, a custom headboard, and Italian vegan leather furnishings. Positioned on the third and fourth floors and connected by a sky bridge to the adjacent tower, the hotel includes 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, comprising a total of 9 rooms. It also features a grand 4,250 square-foot ballroom and a 2,400 square-foot junior ballroom. 

The two-tower destination features over 365 luxury condos. The $1 billion+ mixed-use complex features more than 85,000 square feet of additional luxury retail and acclaimed dining.

It was recently announced that Spanish tapas restaurant, Telefèric Barcelona, will be opening at InterContinental Bellevue. The restaurant will feature tapas, paellas, and creative cocktails. Telefèric is joining other eateries planned for the hotel, including Fresco with Pacific Northwest cuisine, Ce La Vi Bellevue, a Parisian bistro, and a 3-Michelin star dining experience by Chef Joshua Skenes.


  1. The Avenue project is the least confidence inspiring project I’ve seen downtown. Construction taking two years longer than originally planned (COVID lockdowns can only claim 6 of those months.) With Avenue construction disrupting downtown traffic nearly the entire time. Not to mention only likely to fail restaurants filling the retail space. Very disappointing.

    Maybe they should have spent some of that $1 Billion+ on planning.

  2. There is no way financials are working out on this given the statistics on Bellevue empty office space (a whopping 30%), and the number of evenings existing restaurants in the area are quiet.

  3. I am looking forward to shopping and eating here, have been watching the construction from 2020 to now.

    This is the best idea 💡 I have ever seen, ever, the location is perfect, someone is going to be very lucky to own such a great hotel, condo, restraunt complex.

    Keep building keep going, one day might even be 2 or 4 years after it is complete, this will be very successful.

    Right After Link Light Rail 🚈 is totally built.

    Love the remodeling of Bellevue love it, they have fixed everything around the mall for the future.

    Thank you Avenue Bellevue. As soon as it opens I will be in the Restraunts and Hotel.


  4. Maybe Sound Transit is their general contractor…

  5. Why a Spanish Tapas bar when wonderful Castillo tapas bar is right across the street? Why not Mediterranean instead?

  6. I wish them well for their own sake. But growing up in Bellevue 50-60 years ago, it’s not the same town, but then, few are.
    To me, these developers are relying (hoping?) on the very well-heeled to help pay for their time and trouble. I’ve seen some other newer upper scale projects in the area go largely vacant. There has to be a need and a want, only time will tell. Would we travel to Bellevue just to eat at a restaurant now days? I won’t say no, but it would have to be really stellar and have ease of access. Both of which sounds expensive.

  7. I was looking forward to this opening. Pushing things to the right shows lack of certain things. Oh well, for such a huge project, I wish you guys the best of luck. So many buildings going up. I’m not against development, in fact I’m all for it. We need to go out and support the city. But having ridiculously expensive places especially to eat won’t bring people out of their homes. Most of these restaurants, people go there because of the name not the food.

  8. This is going to be a very interesting destination. The Spanish restaurant offers a very different menu from the existing tapas restaurant at Bellevue Square. I have seen news about the restaurants, but nothing about possible high end retail in the complex.

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