This year when you’re shopping for gifts, you have a few options. You can go the online route, getting some good deals from the comfort of your home, but you won’t be able to see and handle the actual goods and may have to wait for onerous shipping times. You can throw down over the latest Black Friday deals in person, getting some immediacy at the cost of your sanity. Or you could do a one-stop-shop for all your holiday wishes at a refined and upscale indoor mall. I know which one I’m choosing…
The Bellevue Collection in beautiful Bellevue, WA can make shopping as simple as a leisurely walk where you only have to worry about your arm strength to carry your purchases or that hefty credit card bill in January. Why not plan a weekend shopping trip and enjoy your time?
What to Expect
Having opened in 1946 under the name “Bellevue Shopping Square,” this shopping center was the first suburban department store opened by Marshall Field & Company. Since then, the Bellevue Collection has evolved into a collection of over 200 stores and offers guests concierge services, dining, valet parking, and a play area for children. It is truly a place you can get lost for as long as your wallet will allow it.
Guests services make shopping and dining a breeze. Need a stroller for the little ones? You can find complimentary ones stationed near the elevators in the parking garages. There are even wheelchairs and electric carts, so everyone in the family can enjoy shopping at any one of the number of shops in the collection.
To really enjoy your time, you will want to plan to spend a whole weekend on your Bellevue Collection trip. The number of stores and the distance you’ll cover is more than enough to wear you out before you can visit every one of their stores, especially if you enjoy shops that sell top-notch fashion (American Eagle Outfitters) or the latest technology (Apple). Take advantage of any of the number of hotels near the Bellevue Collection to plan a shopping weekend with the family.
Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle’s East Side
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay while enjoying all that the Bellevue Collection has to offer, the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle’s East Side is the place to go. This hotel offers a “Shop and Stay” discount for guests planning a weekend of spending that includes a $50 Bellevue Collection Card, free valet parking for a vehicle, and a complimentary 2 PM late check-out.
W Bellevue is a unique hotel with designs for both comfort and uniqueness for you to enjoy. Their Extreme Wow Suite is one of a kind with bay window seating and lake views unlike any other. Visit their on-site restaurant, Lakehouse for a farm-inspired meal featuring local meats and seafood.
If you want a hotel that is close to Bellevue Collection, then the Westin Bellevue is the place for you. Not only is the hotel located right in the heart of downtown Bellevue, but the Westin also has a sky bridge to Bellevue Square, making transporting your purchases a breeze. No need for a cab! When your shopping is done for the day, you can relax in their indoor pool or take a long soak in a Jacuzzi.
Enjoy your holidays even if you have to fight crowds for just the perfect gifts, whether it’s for your friends, significant other, or your kids. Visit the Bellevue Collection and make it a weekend getaway of fun and relaxation.