Fortress Development unveils new details about Two-Tower “Avenue Bellevue”


Fortress Development announced new details about Avenue Bellevue, its luxury mixed-use project in downtown Bellevue, Washington. Located on the northwest corner of Bellevue Way and 8th St. – just opposite Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place – the two-tower development will boast 332 luxury residences and the Pacific Northwest’s first-ever InterContinental® Hotel. With 200 properties open globally and another 63 in the pipeline, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest luxury hotel brand.

“As a Bellevue resident for more than 20 years, I am deeply committed to the future success of the community – and Avenue Bellevue is the biggest and most important project of my life. We are creating something that will set a new standard for hospitality and residential design in the region,” said Andy Lakha, CEO and Principal of Fortress Development. “Growing up in Pakistan, my entire world view of luxury was shaped by the InterContinental Hotel in Karachi, which at the time was the country’s only five-star hotel. I am delighted to be able to introduce this revered luxury brand to the Pacific Northwest for the first time.”

Avenue Bellevue’s InterContinental Hotel will feature 251 guest rooms, full-service spa and fitness center, meeting space and other luxury amenities.

Designed in partnership with Seattle-based Weber Thompson and HBA, the largest hospitality design firm in the world, Avenue Bellevue will have 332 residences in two towers – 106 of which will be “Estate Homes.” Estate Homes will feature materials and configurations that feel intimately personal and virtually bespoke – and residents will have access to InterContinental Hotel amenities, including room service, housekeeping service, spa and fitness center access, concierge assistance and valet parking. Avenue Bellevue will also feature 85,000 square feet of high-end retail, food and nightlife – including a new restaurant from a three- Michelin-star chef.

Residential sales will start in early 2019, with construction to commence in mid-2019. Registration for more information can be found at A private, by-appointment-only sales center for residences will open in Bellevue in January 2019.

About Fortress Development

Fortress Development is a commercial real estate developer and privately held investment company based in Bellevue, Washington. Founded by Andy Lakha, a Bellevue resident who has been in commercial real estate for more than two decades, Fortress’ diverse team brings more than half a century of combined experience and a commitment to quality, and to creating homes and communities that matter.