Seattle’s key ingredient for successful meet- ings and events is its rare combination of natural wonders, urban charms and innovative facilities.
Seattle is set amid two stunning mountain
ranges, Puget Sound and pristine lakes. Its compact and uniquely walkable downtown district
offers sophisticated cultural attractions, ;ine
dining, entertainment, world-class hotels and a
wide range of meeting facilities.
Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the
Washington State Convention Center (WSCC)
exceeds expectations for events with more than
414,000 square feet of function space—including
The Conference Center, which opened in 2010
with 71,000 square feet of high-end con;igurable
space. The Conference Center received LEED
Silver Certi;ication through its use of sustainable construction practices, furnishings and
The WSCC’s recent $21 million refurbishment
of its meeting rooms, ballrooms, pre-function
spaces and exhibition halls represents a strong
sense of place that is tied to the Paci;ic Northwest.
The upgrade incorporates sustainable materials, from carpet with 35 percent pre-consumer
recycled content by weight to Greenguard and
NFS-certi;ied solid surfacing material. Way ;inding
was enhanced, as well, with new digital meeting
room signage and redesigned directional signage.
During 2015, the WSCC plans a major upgrade
of wireless and ;iber-optic connectivity. This
improvement will increase Internet bandwidth
from one to 10 gigabits and increase wireless
access points from 75 to a total of 180.
Seattle offers plenty of offsite venue options
for meetings and events, including attractions
that celebrate Seattle’s commitment to aviation
and music. At the Museum of Flight guests mingle
among vintage aircraft on display and test ;light
simulators. At the EMP Museum, attendees
browse the world’s largest collection of Jimi Hendrix memorabilia and record their own rock tunes.
Other unique venues include the Space
Needle, Seattle Art Museum, Woodland Park
Zoo, Seattle Waterfront and piers and Seattle
Aquarium. For small groups, Seattle’s private
dining rooms and award-winning restaurants are
famous for their fresh seafood, organic produce
and world-class wine. And for an even more
immersive vino experience, groups can visit one
of 100-plus wineries and tasting rooms in nearby
Woodinville Wine Country.
Downtown Seattle offers more than 10,000
hotel guest rooms and some 3,000 new rooms are
expected within the next three years.
For more information, contact Visit Seattle:
(206) 461-5800; firstname.lastname@example.org;