Business Trip Guide

Conference Planning

Greater Seattle is a fabulous location for a conference or convention. It is also a very popular location, so booking early is advised. Given its fantastic surrounding scenery, cosmopolitan dynamism, abundant choices of entertainment, shopping centers, fine dining and friendly atmosphere, it is not surprising such high profile conferences, global summits and cutting-edge industry conventions have chosen Greater Seattle to bring world leaders, industry gurus and important business clients together.

Some of these more historic meetings include: APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) in 1994, The Quadrilateral Ministerial Summit between the European Union, Canada, US and Japan in 1997, the World Trade Organization’s Ministerial Meeting in 1999, and the Asian Development Bank’s Annual Meeting in 2001.

Note: If you require simmultaneous interpretations for your meetings, conference or convention, the Bell Harbor International Conference Center is the choice on the West Coast.

Trade Alliance Recommended Contacts for Conference Planning

Bell Harbor International Conference Center
Address:2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66
Seattle, WA 98121-1665
Contact:Ms. Shelley Carter
Title:Director, Marketing
Description:conference facilities
Comfort Suites Downtown Seattle
Address:601 Roy St
Seattle, WA 98109
Email:[email protected]
Contact:Ms. Tona Zubia
Title:Sales Coordinator
Description:Downtown Seattle’s only Choice Hotel, Comfort Suites Downtown Seattle received the Choice Hotels International Gold Hospitality Award 3 years in a Row. They are also located in the heart of downtown within walking distance to the Space Needle, EMP (Experience Music Project) and the Pacific Science Center.
Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Address:411 University St.
Seattle, WA 98101-2507
Email:[email protected]
Contact:Mr. Dennis Clark
Title:General Manager
Description:As the Pacific Northwest’s only AAA Five Diamond hotel, a designation it has held since 1984, The Fairmont Olympic is Seattle’s premier luxury hotel. Since opening in 1924, The Olympic has been the region’s destination for prominent civic and social events, as well as honeymoons, birthday celebrations and in-city getaways.
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Address:Pre-opening Offices, 1325 Fourth Ave. Suite 1110
Seattle, WA 98101
Contact:Ms. Beverly MageeDirect Tel:206-749-7000
Title:Director of Sales & MarketingDirect Fax:206-749-7099
Direct Email:[email protected]
Description:Four Seasons Hotel returns to Seattle with a 21-story hotel and condominium tower in the heart of Seattle, adjacent to Pike Place Market and Seattle Art Museum. The hotel offers 147 guest rooms including 13 suites, all featuring thoughtful touches, from ergonomic furnishings in natural woods to a bathroom mirror designed with integrated TV. All guestrooms will receive Four Seasons’ seamless service, setting the standard for luxury in the Pacific Northwest. A chic restaurant and lounge, overseen by renowned Chef Kerry Sear, will provide sweeping views of Puget Sound. The spa has eight treatment rooms, including a couple’s spa room overlooking the water. A fitness center with cardio and strength training equipment steps onto the fourth floor terrace where the infinity-edge pool and open fireplace provide a comfortable retreat. The hotel’s 10,564 square feet of function space, includes the city’s premier ballroom with water vistas. Visit us at
Korean Air
Address:12101 Tukwila International Blvd., Suite 208
Seattle, WA 98168
Contact:Mr. Michael Wardlow
Title:Sales Account Executive: WA, OR, ID, MT Region
Description:Korean Air provides passenger, cargo, aerospace, catering, hotel and duty-free services. The airline’s routes cover 32 countries and 92 cities worldwide, including Seattle. While other global airlines are cutting costs and service, Korean Air is bucking all industry trends by investing even more time and money into service, aircraft and customer satisfaction. Last year, the company became the world’s number one commercial airline cargo carrier.
Marketing International
Address:15522 Main Street, Suite 103
Mill Creek, WA 98012
Email:[email protected]
Contact:Mr. David Sierens
Description:We help our clients market to the world. Marketing International specializes in the real estate industry, having created, managed and promoted a number of events throughout its history. Marketing strategies employed on behalf of clients include intense public relations; media contacts; advertising campaign management, B2B contacts and coordinating exhibition and event participation. The firm’s work focuses on overseas markets to stay competitive in the global arena.
Meydenbauer Center
Address:11100 NE 6th St
Bellevue, WA 98004
Contact:Ms. Anna Martin
Description:meeting facilities
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Address:515 Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98104-1119
Contact:Ms. Susan Mueller
Title:Director of Sales & Marketing
Description:The Renaissance Seattle Hotel in downtown Seattle, WA, is centrally located around a vibrant and eclectic city core. This delightful Seattle Hotel places you steps away from Seattle’s Qwest and Safeco Fields, Pike Place Market, the new Seattle Public Library, as well as Seattle’s downtown shopping. With close proximity to the freeway and convenient location on Madison Street, the Renaissance Seattle Hotel is perfectly suited for the business and leisure traveler.
Roosevelt Hotel
Address:1531 Seventh Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel:(206) 621-1200
Contact:Ms. Barbara DickinsonDirect Tel:206.264.2012
Title:Director of Sales
Direct Email:[email protected]
Description:The Roosevelt hotel offers the convenience of a downtown Seattle location while also providing guests with the character and comfort of a truly unique vintage boutique hotel experience and space for small company meetings and conferences. The hotel is surrounded by the finest shopping and more than 17 restaurants within a two-block radius. The Roosevelt’s website is also available in Japanese.
Seattle Hospitality
Address:1500 Fourth Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98101
Email:[email protected]
Contact:Mr. H.S. Wright
Title:Chairman & CEO
Description:Seattle Hospitality is a full service destination and event management company. Among the high profile events the group has assisted with include the 2004 National Governor’s Association Annual Meeting, the Starbucks Global Leadership Conference, the media launch to introduce the Acura TL and the Holiday Party for Microsoft Game Studios.
Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB)
Address:One Convention Place 701 Pike Street, Suite 800
Seattle, WA 98101
Contact:Mr. Brad Jones
Title:Director/Tourism Department, Europe & Australia
Description:The Convention and Visitors Bureau is a non-profit economic development agency responsible for competitively marketing the Seattle area as a destination for conventions, tour groups and individual travelers. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region. Our members benefit from the Bureau’s marketing programs by gaining direct access to the visitor market.
Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Address:800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101-2350
Email:[email protected]
Contact:Mr. Michael McQuade
Title:Director, Sales & Marketing
Description:The convention center is located in the heart of downtown Seattle and includes a citywide concierge center.
Westin Hotel, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
Address:1900 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-1204
Email:[email protected]
Contact:Mr. Doug Collins
Title:Regional Director of Sales and Marketing
Description:Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, close to Pike Place Market and the Space Needle, The Westin Seattle is the prime leisure destination in the city. Full list of amenities offered, including spa, restaurants and superior accommodations.


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