W Bellevue was recently named to AAA’s coveted Four Diamond Award list.
The hotel was among Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport in Renton, Inn at the Market in Seattle and Motif Seattle on the list.
The properties were distinguished by upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail. Only 6 percent of hotels in the world earn this honor.
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little nervous when I heard the AAA Inspector was visiting W Bellevue,” Joanna McCreary, W Bellevue’s Hotel Manager, said. “But keeping in mind the experience we provide our guests, I knew W Bellevue would wow the inspector. When we got that four diamond score back we were very excited!”
AAA said W Bellevue, which opened in 2017 in the heart of downtown Bellevue (10455 NE 5th St.), presents a hip, modern take on the area’s classic lake houses. They said its design elements subtly pay homage to the lake house life, and the hotel is filled with unique comforts: a dual indoor/outdoor lounge featuring casual rope swing seating around large fireplaces, a library full of old-style games and fun reads, and a DJ to mix tunes all weekend long.
“All four of these stylish properties set the standard for exceptional service and have unique features that make them stand out from the crowd,” said Jennifer Cook, AAA Washington spokesperson. “We’re honored to recognize the dedicated AAA Four Diamond hotels and their staff who provide our members a memorable experience.”
Washington and northern Idaho boast 36 total properties on the AAA Four Diamond Award list this year. A total of 1,676 lodgings throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean received the AAA Four Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2018 AAA Four Diamond Award list.
AAA Four Diamond properties account for 6.1 percent of the more than 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved and Diamond Rated hotels.