Expedia Inc. plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in the coming years to build a new headquarters in Seattle, just across the lake from its longtime home in nearby Bellevue, Wash. Like many of its rivals, the online travel agent acknowledges fierce competition for top executives, Web developers and other technology workers. So the company plans to add perks such as new food options, gym spaces and outdoor areas with sweeping views of Puget Sound. The campus also will feature a Seattle address, a hot commodity these days as younger workers flock to the city’s center. But unlike Amazon.com Inc., which is eating up several blocks of downtown real estate, Expedia chose to split the difference. Its new campus will have a suburban feel, including wide-open spaces most easily accessed by car, about a mile away from the city’s downtown skyscrapers. Get the full story at The New York Times