Seattle’s economy is a healthy mix of well established industries and newer services including technology and design. Due to its size and position in the Pacific Northwest region, it’s a strategically important trading port to Asia. The Downtown area by the waterfront is home to Amazon, Capital One Investing, Starbucks Corporate Office and many others. The nearby Pioneer Square International District is a hub of commerce, entertainment and dining opportunities to enjoy when you book your hotel in Seattle.
Why should I visit a hotel in Seattle on my business trip?
Called the ‘Emerald City’ due to its abundance of greenery, Seattle is an iconic town that’s uniquely positioned as an important trading centre for the rest of North America and beyond. The Downtown area forms the commercial core. Here you’ll also find the main government buildings, Pike Place Market and entertainment venues like the Paramount Theater. It enjoys a status of ‘green economy’ and is working towards zero net greenhouse gas emissions in the next few decades. It’s here that you’ll find the iconic Smith Tower, Columbia Center, and Space Needle just north of the district. The city’s commercial heart spreads to nearby Pioneer Square, Elliott Bay and Capitol Hill. Enjoy the Taste Seattle Food Tour in your downtime and experience the city and its local cuisine first hand.
Where do I find the big business events next to my hotel in Seattle?
Seattle is home to the Washington State Convention Center, a stone’s throw from Pike Place Market. Events include The IT Summit, Designing Cities Conference and Natural Products Expo. Nearby is the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, and the Talaris Conference Center in North Seattle provides more opportunities to network and book your business events while staying in a hotel in Seattle.
What else can I enjoy when I book my hotel in Seattle?
In your free time, you may enjoy seeing the city by bike, as Seattle is one of America’s best cities for cycling. The route between Eastlake and Capitol Hill is excellently designed. Cycle through one of the city’s many green spaces like Philip Arnold Park in Renton, south east Seattle. As well as Pike Place Market, the Westlake Center in Downtown or Northgate Mall in North Seattle provide world-class shopping experiences for professionals seeking fashion, great food and Seattle’s legendary coffee.