SEATTLE (September 21, 2011)– Seattle Southside Visitor Services, the official tourism department for the cities of Tukwila, SeaTac, Kent and Des Moines, announces the new Meeting & Event Guide to help planners coordinate their Southside events. Situated in the heart of the region’s major commerce and transportation corridor, Seattle Southside offers great value as a practical and economical alternative for groups in the Puget Sound area.

Seattle Southside encompasses nearly 9,000 hotel rooms and 30 traditional and non-traditional meeting facilities, boasting more than 850,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Accommodations in Seattle Southside range from conference centers and golf course retreats to ACME Bowling, Billiards & Events, the Family Fun Center and the Museum of Flight.  A few notable venues include: Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, ShoWare Center, Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport, Highline Community College and Starfire Sports Campus. 

Additional benefits for meeting in Seattle Southside include:

  • Ability to accommodate almost any budget and group size – Seattle Southside typically costs 20-30 percent less than comparable rooms in downtown Seattle. The region offers a diverse portfolio of traditional and non-traditional facilities and can customize an experience for almost any group with accommodations for a meeting size of 6 to 6,000.
     
  • Accessible by car, train or plane– Seattle Southside provides visitors convenient access to Sea-Tac International Airport, Sound Transit Link Light Rail, Amtrak Train Station, Washington State Ferry system and major highways serving the greater Puget Sound.
     
  • Endless year-round recreation and team building activities– Whether a group is interested in exploring the bounty of the Pacific Northwest or delving into the cultural history of the region, there is no shortage of activities in Seattle Southside. Team building opportunities range from a space shuttle simulator program designed to promote teamwork and clear communication to indoor sky diving, cooking and touring local museums.  
     
  • Ease of planning– Seattle Southside provides planning assistance from every angle including hotel and venue reservations, connecting planners with local experts, providing area details that appeal to group demographics and acting as a resource for information on Seattle Southside and Western Washington.

Seattle Southside’s new Meeting & Event Guide is available for free upon request or view it online here.

About Seattle Southside Visitor Services
Seattle Southside Visitor Services (SSVS) is the leading tourism and marketing organization in South King County. The program offered jointly by the Cities of Tukwila, SeaTac, Kent and Des Moines, is responsible for competitively marketing the area as an ideal travel destination for tourists who wish to explore Western Washington. For more information, please visit www.seattlesouthside.com.  

MEDIA CONTACTS:        
Ashley Comar
Marketing Communications Manager
Direct:  206-575-0627 / Main: 206-575-2489
Email: Ashley@seattlesouthside.com