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Top 5 Reasons to Meet in Seattle


Compact, walkable town center

In Seattle’s safe, vibrant and compact downtown, everything is at your fingertips. Dozens of large hotels, with more than 5,900 engageable rooms, are within an 11-block radius of the Washington State Convention Center, along with numerous restaurants, attractions, and meeting rooms. Having all of these amenities at their fingertips means attendees can maximize their time in town and also enjoy significant savings on transportation.

2Attendees love Seattle

Seattle, with its endless before and after options, appeals to everyone. In fact, nearly 50% of meetings held in Seattle exceed attendance expectations. While here, attendees can explore before, during or after the event with a variety of activities and attractions, from renowned shops, restaurants and bars to breathtaking outdoor sites, cultural landmarks and museums, all within a stone’s throw of the city’s world-class hotels and meeting venues.

3Recognized expertise and assistance

An award-winning destination marketing organization, Visit Seattle has been recognized for outstanding service by meeting planners and the media. In fact, over 60% of groups that have booked an event in the coming years are repeat customers. Visit Seattle is your go-to resource for organizing exceptional events and meetings from start to finish. Our knowledgeable and qualified staff can assist with all of your needs including site selection, destination literature, attendance promotion, convention planning, liaison with municipal authorities, housing services, local advertising And much more.

4Dedication to green

Organize your congress, meeting or event in a city that lives, breathes and is green. Seattle is at the forefront of the green movement, with forward-thinking efforts in recycling, composting, water and energy conservation, organic catering, and eco-friendly transportation. Participants can stay in a LEED-certified hotel, enjoy a local meal, drink from 100% compostable water bottles and ride a hybrid bus. Visit Seattle and the Washington State Convention Center can work with you to find other ways to reduce the environmental impact of your meeting.

5Online planning toolkit

Our team of convention services experts have gathered helpful resources and tools online so you can plan your event whenever you want. With the click of a mouse or a tap, meeting planners can order brochures and visitor guides, research services and vendors, manage hotel room blocks and reservations, upload maps, easily submit a tender, request photos and videos for event collateral. , or get tips on how to make the event a success. Find all of these handy tools and more in the Meeting Planner Toolkit.