With a stay at Hotel Bellevue in Bellevue (Bellevue - Eastside), you'll be convenient to Bellevue City Hall and Bellevue Botanical Garden. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Meydenbauer Center and The Bravern.
Make yourself at home in one of the 67 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Premium TV channels and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, makeup/shaving mirrors, and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with onsite massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Growing up on a Minnesota farm gave Pamela Ziemann an up-close view of the United States’ food-production industry. She watched as chemicals, hormones, and genetically modified organisms became nearly ubiquitous in the farming process, as they helped to guarantee bounteous yields, although she was anything but impressed. She decided to pave her own path, circling back to organic, raw, sustainable nutrition.
Today at Elemental Cuisine, Pamela uses her experience as a public speaker to educate people about the food system and help them return to a more natural way of eating. During her online classes, she sheds light on how today's commercial food supply can be detrimental to our health, then discusses how plant-based diets can improve mental clarity and physical well-being. She pairs this discussion with cooking instruction, demonstrating how to make wraps, sauces, and dressings, and maximize food’s nutritional value without filling the saltshaker with crushed multivitamins.
Meet the Surgeon: Kent Leavitt, MD
A good surgeon knows his limitations, and Dr. Kent Leavitt of Bellevue LASIK & Cataract Center doesn’t walk patients down a treatment path that isn’t going to be effective. Case and point: he rejects about 10% of his applicants for LASIK surgery—but he doesn’t give up on them. Instead, the ophthalmologist recommends a different approach for their vision-care needs. Here’s more on the doctor’s background.
Number of LASIK procedures performed: 20,000 and counting
Other areas of expertise: cataract surgery, corneal transplant, and eye disease
How he sees things clearly: Dr. Leavitt had LASIK done on his own eyes.
Where he cut his surgical chops: The University of Michigan Medical School, then fellowships at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia
What he does when not in the surgery room: Dr. Leavitt teaches as a clinical instructor, consults for medical organizations, and writes articles for ophthalmology journals.
Dr. Shao-Hao Cheng treats patients with neck and back pain caused by poor posture, car accidents, and sports injuries. His techniques vary depending on the treatment; sometimes he relies on small instruments to realign the spinal column, while other times he uses his bare hands to soothe muscles. The massage therapists on his team know plenty about that, as they also use their hands to relieve chronic pain with Swedish and deep-tissue techniques. Dr. Cheng and his staff also work with patients to prevent future injuries, offering nutritional guidance and advice on how to build a posture-enhancing sleep nest.
With plenty of soft playground equipment and ample room to run, WiggleWorks Kids Bellevue pushes tots to burn off energy and develop motor skills through social play. The indoor play center's design is based on BLD Oriental's kinetic Yu Kids PlaySystem, and most of the padded structures incorporate motions that mimic natural activities. On the playground floor, toddlers and preschoolers can clamber atop multicolored climbing structures, and find seats on spinning carousels. The facility also features a separate seating area, changing room, and birthday party room.
Pearl Bar & Dining: A User’s Guide
Pacific Northwest Seafood | Regional Wine Selection | Twice Daily Happy Hour | Seasonal Ingredients
Small plate: baked goat cheese with salsa rosa, arugula pesto, and crispy crostini
Entree: king salmon filet with pumpkin risotto
Dessert: vanilla custard bread pudding with poached pears, port-wine syrup, and honey-almond ice cream
Where to Sit: For dinner and a show, make reservations at the exhibition chef’s table and watch your meal come to life in full view.
When to Go: During happy hour, which takes place twice daily (3 p.m.–6 p.m.; 9 p.m.–midnight). Snag $6 small plates and craft cocktails like the Botanist, made with dry gin, spiced pear, rosemary, and lemon sour.
While You’re Waiting
Look around: the decor boasts a collection of contemporary art and glass sculptures.
Order a glass of wine; Pearl’s selection—which won the 2010 Washington Wine Award of Distinction—emphasizes Northwest varietals.
Praise: Seattle Met declairs that the restaurant has “just the right ratio of dangerous good looks and food cred.”
A selection of dishes—including Dungeness crab chowder and an American Wagyu burgers—are also served at the bar.
Complimentary valet parking is available at the Westin Hotel.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Learn about African American history while perusing the galleries and exhibits at Northwest African American Museum (2300 South Massachusetts Street).
After: Buy some clothes for your kids at Hopscotch Consignment Boutique (136 105th Avenue NE).
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Dine on specialties such as alderwood plank salmon and Dungeness crab at Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar (205 108th Avenue NE).