Seattle is a thriving, cosmopolitan city surrounded by majestic mountains and abundant recreation, offering the best of both urban and outdoor experiences.
Downtown Seattle is compact and walkable. Hotels and the convention center mingle with top visitor attractions, including water tours, ferries, the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Symphony, renowned repertory and musical theaters, the Pioneer Square historic district and Pike Place Market. A stroll through the famous market reveals Seattle’s culinary bounty: wild salmon, Dungeness crab, oysters, fresh produce, coffee, craft beers and, of course, a wide selection of internationally acclaimed Washington wines. An array of sophisticated restaurants run by creative chefs make it easy to understand why Seattle is considered a top dining destination.
Seattle is the gateway to the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by salt water Puget Sound and fresh water lakes, two mountain ranges and three national parks. Consider a guided sea kayaking tour in the heart of the city or jump aboard a seaplane for a quick “flightseeing” trip. Alaskan cruises depart from Seattle May through September. In the winter, day and night skiing are just an hour east in the Cascade Mountains. Washington’s scenic and unspoiled San Juan Islands are quickly reached by catamaran and seaplane.
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701 Pike Street, Ste 800, Seattle, WA 98101-2386
Type of Destination Experience:
College Town, Gaming, Historic, Mountain, Urban
GSF Exhibit Space (Washington State Convention Center & The Conference Center): 236,700
Meeting Space, Square Feet (Washington State Convention Center & The Conference Center): 79,133
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Washington State Convention Center & The Conference Center): 44,628
Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Sheraton Seattle Hotel): 1,258
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes
Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 9,600
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Miles to downtown 15
Cities with non-stop flights98
International cities with direct flights21
Geographic Areas Served:
Seattle, Bellevue, King County, Snohomish County, Pierce County, Everett, Tacoma, Redmond
Why Meet in Seattle
The Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle exceeds expectations for events of any size with more than 414,000 sf of function space. Two flexible facilities can accommodate banquets for thousands or intimate breakouts for 10.
Seattle has a wide variety of fantastic hotels in downtown Seattle. With over 12,000 hotel rooms, 6,500 within 5 blocks of the convention center you have many options for housing your attendees.
From cultural attractions and museums to outdoor recreation and fine dining, Seattle has multiple options to attract attendees and entertain them before, during or after the event. With superb hotels and unique venues, the only limit to planning a meeting or event is imagination.