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Top 5 Reasons To Meet in Seattle

1Walkable, Compact Downtown

In Seattle’s safe, vibrant, compact downtown, everything is close at hand. Dozens of major hotels—with more than 7,000 committable rooms—are within an 11-block radius of the centrally located Seattle Convention Center, as are numerous restaurants, attractions, and meeting facilities. Having all these amenities within easy reach means attendees can maximize their time in town and also enjoy significant savings on transportation.

2Attendees Love Seattle

Seattle offers endless pre and post options, with something for everyone. While here, attendees are able to explore before, during, or after the event with a variety of activities and attractions, from renowned shops, restaurants, and bars to breathtaking outdoor sights, cultural landmarks, and museums—all within a stone’s throw of the city’s world-class hotels and meeting venues.

3Acclaimed Expertise and Support

An award-winning destination marketing organization, Visit Seattle has been recognized for its outstanding service by meeting and event professionals and media alike. In fact, close to 60 percent of groups who have booked an event in the upcoming years are repeat clients. Visit Seattle is your go-to resource for facilitating exceptional events and meetings from beginning to end. Our knowledgeable, qualified staff can help with all of your needs, including site selection, destination literature, local resources, and much more. Find convenient planning tools in the Meeting & Event Professional Toolkit.

4Dedication to Green

Hold your convention, 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 dining, and eco-friendly transportation. Attendees can stay in a LEED-certified hotel, enjoy a locally-sourced meal, drink from 100 percent compostable water cups, and ride a hybrid bus. Visit Seattle and the Seattle Convention Center can work with you to find more ways to lessen your meeting’s environmental impact.

5Inclusive City

Seattle walks the walk when it comes to inclusivity, providing a space of belonging for everyone. From supporting BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and women-owned businesses to ensuring accessibility for all abilities, Seattle welcomes and honors all. In fact, Seattle is ranked as the #1 city for women entrepreneurs and received a 100% perfect score on Human Rights Watch’s Municipal Equality Index. Your attendees will feel welcomed, inspired to be themselves, and most importantly, safe in Seattle. With open minds and hearts, it’s how Seattle meets.

Learn more about Visit Seattle’s SEAforSHE and #weSEAlove initiatives.



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