Greater Seattle’s hotel scene—and meeting planners—received a big boost this month with the opening of Seattle Marriott Bellevue, with 384 luxurious guest rooms and 21,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

Guest rooms at the property, the first-full service Marriott in downtown Bellevue, feature spectacular views, hard-surface flooring, high-speed Wi-Fi, 55-inch LCD flat-panel televisions, glass-enclosed bathrooms with rainfall shower heads, open closets and floating, luxe beds.

The meeting space provides the latest in audiovisual technology, featuring high-capacity, high-speed Internet access. A 6,240-square-foot Washington Grand Ballroom and 17 breakout rooms are available for groups. Catering services can be arranged.

Based on Marriott’s Great Room concept, the lobby space is innovatively designed, with areas for mingling with colleagues, friends and family seamlessly flowing into quieter zones that are ideal for working and relaxing. The space also provides media centers, free Wi-Fi access and tech-friendly features.

Adjacent to the lobby, Amuse Restaurant & Bar features fresh farm-to-table regional cuisine, as well as craft beers, signature cocktails and local wines. Besides table chairs and bar stools, novel seating options are available, including long-slung couches and ottomans.

Seattle Marriott Bellevue also includes the upscale M Club Concierge Lounge, a fitness center and an indoor pool. Bellevue Crossroads Par 3 Golf, a nine-hole course, is 3.4 miles from the hotel and the Golf Club at Redmond Ridge, an 18-hole course, is 15 miles away.

The hotel is conveniently located, near the University of Washington, Meydenbauer Center, Microsoft’s Redmond campus, the Seattle Waterfront, Bellevue Art Museum, the Space Needle and The Bellevue Collection, a shopping and dining area.

“We are both honored and excited to join the Bellevue community,” says General Manager Rob Morgan. “We believe our attentive service and modern amenities, not to mention our contemporary aesthetic, will complement the neighborhood as well as offer a relevant guest experience for years to come.”