Seattle – come see the great Northwest!
Mountain and ocean views, fresh seafood, great coffee and better wine: What's not to love about Seattle, the largest city in the Pacific Northwest? The sparkling waters of Elliott Bay, Lake Union and Lake Washington wrap around this city, where shimmering skyscrapers and forests of evergreens co-exist. Walk through the wondrous Pike Market Place and watch fish mongers toss their catch in the air, take in a Mariners or Seahawks game, or ride the ferry to beautiful Bainbridge Island. Whale watching, fishing, hiking, biking and city tours and attractions set the stage for an incomparable trip to Seattle, Washington.
Washington State Convention Center
All primary convention activities will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. This includes all general sessions; educational breakout sessions; Market Place for Mutuals exhibit show; lunches and banquet. Some additional activities will take place at the Sheraton Seattle, such as the Prayer Service and breakfast, Chairman’s reception and several smaller optional food functions.
The Sheraton Seattle and the Grand Hyatt Seattle l are the two official NAMIC housing locations. Both hotels are located in close proximity to the Washington State Convention Center - the Sheraton Seattle is located across the street from the main entrance, and the Grand Hyatt is located just ½ block away.
We have recently discovered that a group claiming to be the “Convention Housing Bureau” (or a similar name) has contacted registered and/or regular attendees of the NAMIC Annual Convention claiming the ability to secure room reservations at the official NAMIC hotels in Seattle in September at a discounted rate. Please be aware that these companies are not authorized to represent NAMIC, and cannot secure rooms within the group room block. Unfortunately, this problem is becoming more prevalent among convention groups and is now commonly known in the field as “poaching” convention attendees. Read More >>
NAMIC arranges to have a block of rooms at negotiated rates for convention attendees and exhibitors to utilize. As a reminder, in order to take advantage of the group room block, you must register with NAMIC for the convention. Upon registering with NAMIC, you will be provided information on how to make room reservations with the hotel in your confirmation e-mail. The room cutoff date is Aug. 23, 2013.
While NAMIC works hard to secure a sufficient number of rooms, we cannot guarantee rooms will be available up to that date. Please reserve your room as early as possible to ensure accommodations.
Rate: $219.00 plus taxes per night, based on single/double occupancy.
Situated in the city's vibrant core, the Sheraton Seattle Hotel provides a gateway to the diverse sights and sounds of the Pacific Northwest. Simply step out the front doors to find gourmet food, exciting entertainment, and world-class shopping.
The hotel enjoys a convenient downtown location. The historic Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum, the Space Needle, Experience Music Project, and a host of other exciting attractions are right nearby. See a show at the Fifth Avenue Theater or the Paramount Theater. Experience the opera or ballet at McCaw Hall. Enjoy the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall. All are just a short walk from the hotel. A short trip will take you to bustling Pioneer Square or the colorful International District.
Rate: $219.00 plus taxes per night, based on single/double occupancy.
Urban energy and Pacific tranquility converge at this luxury hotel. Extravagant modern appointments, classic Pacific Rim styling and passionate service make this AAA Four Diamond Seattle, Washington hotel the ultimate escape in the Emerald City.
As you enter your gracious guestroom, you’ll discover wonderful touches, from the private doorbell to electronic blackout curtains and lavish four-fixture baths that include a soaking tub. Enjoy an invigorating workout in the peaceful 24/7 StayFit™TM gym, followed by a pampering soak in the hot tub or a sit in the steam room. Throughout your stay - whether it is for work, a romantic getaway or a deserved vacation – you’ll experience the award-winning service and attention to detail that has makes it the smart choice among Seattle, Washington hotels.
Located in the heart of Seattle’s thriving retail and theater district, adjacent to the Washington State Convention Center, the Grand Hyatt Seattle is steps from Pike’s Place Market, Seattle Waterfront and the Space Needle.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is the closest airport to the NAMIC Convention, which is approximately 15 miles from the hotel.
5 major airlines, 4 regional airlines, and 8 international airlines service the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Visit your airline's website for current luggage guidelines.
Ground Transportation Information
Transportation in Seattle is available through shuttle services, taxis, and public transportation.
Shuttle Service is available at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Shuttle Express is recommended by the hotel. The service is available 24 hours a day, and departs from Level 3 of the Parking Garage, Island 2. The cost is $19/one way or $33 roundtrip. If you would like to make reservations, please click visit Shuttle Express' website.
Taxi Service is also available. Follow signs to “Ground Transportation.” The taxi service is $40-$50.
The Seattle Link Light is the local train service available in Seattle. The cost of transportation is $2.75 per ride. The Seattle Link Light runs approximately every 7.5-15 minutes depending on the time of day. It is approximately 40 minutes from the airport to the station. The train will take you directly from SEA TAC airport to the Westlake Light Rail station, a block from either Convention Hotel. If staying at the Grand Hyatt, just continue north east on Pine Street. If you are staying at the Seattle Sheraton, take Pine Street northeast to 6th street and turn right.
Driving Directions to the Seattle Sheraton/Grand Hyatt
No matter where you're driving from, it's easy to get to the Seattle Sheraton or Grand Hyatt from area interstates, as well as the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
See below for directions, and be sure to print an Area Map for your journey.
From the North : 1-5 South
Exit 165B to merge onto Union Street. Turn right onto 6th Avenue to arrive at the Seattle Sheraton. To continue to the Grand Hyatt, turn right onto Pike Street. Take the second left onto 8th Ave. Take the first left onto Pine Street.
From the South: 1-5 North
Take exit 166 to merge onto Olive Way. Turn right onto Melrose Ave. Take the 2nd right onto Pine Street to arrive at the Grand Hyatt. To continue to the Seattle Sheraton, turn left onto 7th Street. Turn right onto Union Street. Take the 1st Right onto 6th Ave.
From the East: 1-90 West
Take exit 2C to Merge onto 1-5 North toward Vancouver B.C. Take exit 166 to merge onto Olive Way. Turn right onto Melrose Ave. Take the 2nd right onto Pine Street to arrive at the Grand Hyatt. To continue to the Seattle Sheraton, turn left onto 7th Street. Turn right onto Union Street. Take the 1st Right onto 6th Ave.
From the East: WA-520 West
Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-5 South/Portland and merge onto 1-5 South. Exit 165B to merge onto Union Street. Turn right onto 6th Avenue to arrive at the Seattle Sheraton. To continue to the Grand Hyatt, turn right onto Pike Street. Take the second left onto 8th Ave. Take the first left onto Pine Street.
Directions from the Airport:
Head south on Departures Drive. Continue onto Airport Expressway. Keep right at the fork and merge onto WA-518 E. Take the Interstate 405 North exit on the left toward Renton. Merge onto 1-5 North. Take exit 166 to merge onto Olive Way. Turn right onto Melrose Ave. Take the 2nd right onto Pine Street to arrive at the Grand Hyatt. To continue to the Seattle Sheraton, turn left onto 7th Street. Turn right onto Union Street. Take the 1st Right onto 6th Ave.