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Seattle Convention Center

Seattle Ushers In The Future Of Meetings

In January 2023, the Seattle Convention Center (SCC) unveiled Summit, the Center’s $2 billion addition and one of North America’s rare vertical convention centers. Nearly one year after opening, Summit achieved LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it one of the country’s few convention centers to achieve this feat. Complimenting SCC’s original Arch building – and located only a block and a half away – the introduction of the Summit building nearly doubles the city’s meeting hosting capacity. This new meetings campus located in the heart of the city allows the Center to host co-located events, large shows, or several groups concurrently. Together, Arch and Summit usher in the future of meetings and conventions.

Seattle’s meeting hosting capabilities are amplified by exciting new hotel properties including Astra, Level, and citizenM’s recently opened Pioneer Square location. These hotels are fantastic additions to the city’s already diverse offerings including established convention hotels Sheraton Grand, Hyatt Regency, and The Westin Seattle as well as luxury properties such as The Fairmont Olympic, Four Seasons, and Lotte Seattle. Meeting professionals will enjoy approximately 7,000 hotel rooms within a six-block radius of the SCC campus.

Traveling to Seattle has never been easier. With increased lift to the city and a sprawling new International Arrivals Facility at SEA Airport, the city is ready to host meeting attendees from across the globe. Upon landing, attendees are able to exit the terminal and hop on Seattle’s electric-powered Link light rail for a 40-minute direct train ride to the convention and hotel core.

With the SCC’s meetings campus located in the heart of downtown, attendees enjoy seamless access to Seattle’s major attraction: stroll from either Arch or Summit straight to Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market and Waterfront; jump on the monorail for a three-minute ride to Seattle Center, the home of the Space Needle, Climate Pledge Arena, Chihuly Garden & Glass, and MoPOP; or take in a Mariners game at T-Mobile Park. While Seattle means business, exploration is highly encouraged.

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Recent Accolades

"Seattle Convention Center" in white, illuminated lettering. "Summit" in black, backlit lettering SCC Summit. Image: Adam Hunter/LMN Architects
Seattle Convention Center. Glass and steel building at night with green and purple lights and blurred cars SCC Summit. Image: Adam Hunter/LMN Architects
Convention center ballroom with dark red fabric draping, suspended wooden planks, chairs, tables, and floor to ceiling windows SCC Summit. Image: Adam Hunter/LMN Architects
Building atrium with couches and tables underneath a wooden chandelier sculpture SCC Summit. Image: Adam Hunter/LMN Architects
Meeting room with illuminated wood paneling. Circular tables with chairs. SCC Summit. Image: Adam Hunter/LMN Architects
Seattle Convention Center Garden Terrace at night with illuminated walkways. SCC Summit. Image: Cory Parris
Large conference hall with floor to ceiling windows, carpeting, chairs, and projection screens SCC Summit. Image: Adam Hunter/LMN Architects
Building lobby with geometric cement wall design above doors SCC Arch. Image: Courtesy Seattle Convention Center
Building lobby with glass doors and windows that look onto a green garden SCC Arch. Image: Courtesy Seattle Convention Center
Building lobby with glass windows and green foliage in planters SCC Arch. Image: Courtesy Seattle Convention Center

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  • Kauilani Robinson

    Director, Public Relations

    Phone 206.461.5839

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    Jared Dionne

    Public Relations Manager, Meetings

    Phone 206.461.5807

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