Ribbon Cutting and Photo Opportunity: You are invited November 7th at 10:00 am at the mall main entrance, on the north side of the mall near Westfield’s customer service desk.

Seattle, Washington, November 5, 2003 – Hop on board! Seattle Southside Visitor Services, Seattle Express and Westfield Shoppingtown Southcenter announce its latest partnership – Seattle Southside Express, shuttle service from scheduled SeaTac and Tukwila hotels to the mall and to downtown Seattle. Southside Express will take visitors roundtrip from their hotel to the mall, complimentary. Trips to downtown cost just $12 roundtrip or $7 one-way. Service begins on Friday, November 7.

"This is a great convenience for both hotels and their guests. Being able to take them to the mall complimentary and then on to downtown at such a great rate will only enhance our guests’ stay while in Seattle Southside,” says Katherine Kertzman, Program Director at Seattle Southside Visitor Services. “Locals will enjoy this convenient service, too!”

Seattle Southside Express has a regular pick-up schedule with 31 of the Southside hotels. Visitors just make a call for pick up and Southside Express will stop at their hotel at the scheduled time. The drop off location in downtown Seattle is 1st Avenue and University in front of the Hammering Man statue. The mall shuttle stop is located on the north side of the mall at the main entrance between Bon-Macy’s and Mervyn’s.

Seattle Southside Express will operate seven days a week except for November 24 through February 28 when Southside Express will run only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Locals will enjoy this convenient service, too!