PAX 2017 | Photo: Dan Achatz for Visit Seattle

SCC Facts & Services

Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, a city with innovative minds and a vibrant arts scene, Seattle Convention Center is within walking distance of world-class hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and attractions. SCC’s new Summit building opened in January 2023—just one-and-a-half blocks from the existing Arch building—to double the capacity of the entire campus.

With a longstanding commitment to sustainability, public art and modern technology, SCC serves its surrounding community and provides visitors with a truly unique Northwest experience.

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Outstanding Convenience

  • In the heart of downtown Seattle’s vibrant retail and entertainment core
  • More than 7,000 hotel rooms within an 11-block radius to the Seattle Convention Center
  • Just 25 minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • Six blocks from historic Pike Place Market

Image: Matthew Glac

Sustainable Practices

  • LEED-certified convention facilities
  • A waste diversion rate of 78%, which ranks in the top 5% of businesses nationwide
  • 100% compostable utensils, plates, cups, coffee stir sticks, and box lunch items available for every meeting
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures save 80% of water usage

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Award Winning Food & Beverage Services

  • Scratch kitchen and bakery featuring local bounty and beverages
  • Pro-Chef certified culinary team specialized in custom menu planning; over 80% of menus are tailored to the specific needs of each event and its attendees
  • Winner of the National Association of Catering Executives’ Best On-Premise Catered Event
Seattle Convention Center. Steel and glass building with wooden sculpture of an Indigenous figure.

SCC Summit. Image: Corry Parris

Community Impact

  • Investment in infrastructure, including 1.5 acres of landscaped plaza connecting to 5 acres of city park
  • Public art program that features an ever-changing collection—valued at $7.75MM for the Summit building alone
  • $150MM in work scopes awarded to BIPOC and women-owned business during Summit construction


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