Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority
The ideal location for your Pacific Northwest event, Seattle Southside offers convenient access to Sea-Tac Intl. Airport, a short Link Light Rail ride to downtown Seattle, and more affordable hotel rates to make your event a success. We are centrally located in the Pacific Northwest, nestled between Seattle and Tacoma, with ease of access to iconic Washington state landmarks such as the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and Mount Rainier. The area offers many unique options for meetings of all sizes, including the Museum of Flight, the largest air and space museum in the US. Here you will find over fifty hotels in close proximity to the airport, offering rates typically twenty to thirty percent less than downtown Seattle, as well as complimentary airport shuttles. In addition to being an exceptional meeting destination, we provide complimentary services to planners who host their events in our area, including site sourcing, site visit coordination, itinerary planning, PR and media services, and complimentary area guides, maps and registration bags. https://www.seattlesouthside.com/event-planners/
Let our experts make your job easier and your event a success. Utilize our expertise and connections—after all, these services are free when you bring your group to the Seattle Southside region. Our sales staff can draft a request for proposals (RFP) for your event and search for a hotel or venue for you. We are also happy to coordinate a site visit so that you can see for yourself the benefits of the area. Our team has curated a number of resources for you to use to help increase attendance at your event, such as photos, videos, and marketing materials. We also love to welcome groups to the area by providing complimentary welcome bags, letters, and area guides. https://www.seattlesouthside.com/event-planners/planning-resources/attendance-tools/
Seattle Southside is an ideal location, whether you’re planning a corporate retreat, family reunion, business meeting, or church or military group gathering. Our central location puts your attendees in the center of it all, with easy access to airport, light rail, highways, ferry terminals and the train station.
You’ll find more than 60 first-rate, value priced accommodations in our region—typically priced 20–30% less than those in downtown Seattle. Many area hotels offer full-service catering and versatile spaces for any size group. Nearly all hotels provide free airport shuttle service, plus Seattle Southside sponsors a complimentary shuttle from major hotels to Westfield Southcenter. https://www.seattlesouthside.com/event-planners/meeting-venues/
Unique Event Spaces
Want the Pacific Northwest outdoor experience, all within reach of downtown Seattle? Unique venue options give you that retreat feel, such as Cedarbrook Lodge, located on 11 acres of lush wetlands, or the Beach Park Event Center, a retreat camp in a beautiful green forested park, adjacent to a pristine, rocky beach. At the world-famous Museum of Flight, your attendees can dine under a Blackbird Spy Plane or under WWII fighter planes serenaded by a big band group. Bowlero features a ten-lane private bowling area that offers an upscale lounge environment with custom leather couches and an exclusive 700-square-foot board room adjoining. The Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport and the Doubletree by Hilton Seattle Airport offer amazing views from their large windowed space of Mt. Rainier and South Seattle. https://www.seattlesouthside.com/event-planners/meeting-venues/unique-meeting-event-venues/
Military & Family Reunions
Location, location, location! Seattle Southside serves as the perfect home base to explore the Pacific Northwest and offers the ideal backdrop to re-establish bonds and create new memories. This area's proximity to the National Parks, famous Seattle attractions such as Pike Place Market and the Space Needle, great shopping, and unique gardens, make exploration easy, and hotels in Seattle Southside understand the special needs of reunion groups.