Seattle is a meeting planner’s dream, with 57 downtown hotels, there are about 4,400+ committable guest rooms within walking distance of the Washington State Convention Center and more than 5,750+ committable rooms within the downtown area.
The Washington State Convention Center is in the heart of a safe, compact, walkable downtown that makes an ideal location for meetings and conventions, large or small.
The gateway to the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is surrounded by expansive water, two mountain ranges and three national parks. Whether visiting for leisure, business or to attend a convention, Seattle offers the best of both urban and outdoor experiences.
An award-winning destination marketing organization, Visit Seattle is your go-to resource for facilitating exceptional events and meetings from beginning to end. Our knowledgeable, well-qualified staff can help with all your needs, including site selection, destination literature, attendance promotion, convention planning, liaison with civic officials, housing services, local publicity and much more.
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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): 1,236
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes
Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 10,700
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Miles to downtown 14
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
Everything is close at hand in Seattle’s clean, safe, vibrant downtown. Meeting planners love Seattle due to the fact that there is a walkable, compact downtown core, statistically higher meeting attendance, green movement dedication, comprehensive online planning toolkits and the experience and support that they receive from Visit Seattle.
Seattle has an online event planning resources where meeting planners can order brochures and visitor guides, search for service vendors, download maps, submit an RFP (http://www.visitseattle.org/meeting-planners/rfp-upload/), request photos and videos for event collateral, or get tips on how to make the event a success.
Seattle is also growing! An additional proposed convention facility for the Washington State Convention Center is on the horizon. This second, larger venue, on Pine Street will be one block from our existing Pike Street facility. With the projected target opening in 2020, we anticipate to more than double our current capacity. Meeting Planners, stay in touch with Visit Seattle and WSCC Sales Teams as the project becomes a reality by visiting this website: http://www.wscc.com/proposed-additional-facility.