2012 Windermere Kick-Off & Symposium

Seattle, Washington
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Lodging & Transportation

Hotel Reservations
Note: the discounted standard room rate of $139 per night plus tax (15.6%) at our  host hotel, the Sheraton Seattle was only guaranteed available through Monday, January 9. Beginning on Tuesday, January 10, if you would like to make reservations at the Sheraton Seattle, you should call the In-House Reservations Department Monday through Friday (between 8am and 5pm) directly at 206.447.5547or email them directly at Sheraton.Seattle@sheraton.com to inquire about availability. Note: the Sheraton Seattle has valet parking only with overnight parking currently at $43 per night.The Sheraton Seattle is a 100% smoke-free hotel.

    If you are traveling by air
    Windermere does not have an affiliated airline for this event and encourages you to shop early for the best airfare to meet your individual needs. Make arrangements to fly into Sea-Tac airport. From there, you can rent a car or catch a taxi or shuttle to your hotel. Shuttle service is available to the Sheraton Seattle. Call Shuttle Express at 425.981.7000 to make arrangements. Scheduled Kick-Off & Symposium activities begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24 and end between 4 and 5:30 p.m. (depending on which track of learning you choose) on Thursday, January 26. Plan your travel accordingly.

    If you are traveling by train     
    Train service is available to Seattle via Amtrak from a number of locations. Find out more about train service to Seattle. If traveling by train, plan to arrive at Seattle's King Street Station located at 303 South Jackson Street, King Street Station, Seattle, WA 98104

    Upon arrival at the King Street Station, you can take a bus or call a taxi to the Sheraton Hotel located at 1400 6th avenue or the Paramount Theater, located at 911 Pine street. 

    Location & Parking
    We are expecting more than 2,500 people at the Kick-Off event, so parking will be challenging. Please plan to carpool!
    The Symposium will be held at the Sheraton Seattle, 1400 6th Avenue, Seattle. The Sheraton Seattle garage is exclusively valet parking only (the overnight rate is currently $43). For hotel guests and Symposium attendees who wish to use self-park services, you may do so at the following nearby garages: (We are waiting on pricing information from the following neighborhood garages.)
    • Washington State Convention and Trade Center Garage
      • located on 8th Ave between Pike St and Seneca St
    • Freeway Parking Garage
      • entrance between Pike St and Seneca St on Hubbell Place
    • Pike Tower Garage
      • located on Pike St between 5th and 6th Ave
    • Meridian Parking Garage
      • located on Pike between 6th and 7th (entrances on Pike & 7th)
    • 7th & Pike Garage
      • located on 7th Ave between Pike and Pine St
    • Washington Athletic Club Garage
      • located on 6th Ave between Union & Pike St
    • Union Square Garage
      • located on 7th Ave and Union St
    • One Convention Place
      • located on 7th between Pike & Union

    Driving directions to the Sheraton Seattle
    Heading northbound on I-5 (from Portland, Tacoma)
    From I-5 north, take exit 165 - Seneca St (left hand side of the freeway). Stay to the right on the exit ramp and take a right onto 6th Ave. The hotel entrance/valet parking will be on the right side between Union and Pike St.

    From Sea-Tac airport (via I-5 northbound)
    Depart Sea-Tac airport following the signs for the freeways. Take highway 518 east to I-5 north (Seattle). From I-5 north, take exit 165 - Seneca St (left hand side of freeway). Stay to the right on the exit ramp and take a right onto 6th Ave. The hotel entrance/valet parking will be on the right side between Union and Pike St.

    Heading southbound on I-5 (from Canada and areas north of Seattle)
    From I-5 south, take exit 165B - Union St. Turn right at the second traffic light onto 6th Ave. The hotel entrance/valet parking will be on the right side between Union and Pike St.

    Heading westbound on I-90 (From Issaquah, South Bellevue)
    From I-90 westbound, take the I-5 north exit 165 - Madison/City Centre. Turn left onto Madison St and cross over the freeway. Take an immediate right onto 6th Ave. The hotel entrance/valet parking will be on the right side between Union and Pike St.
     



     
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