Conference Location

Room Reservations at the Seattle Sheraton
Beginning Monday, January 18, 2010 at 5:00pm PST reservations will be closed via the online website and 1-800 reservation time.  The Sheraton Seattle Hotel will continue to offer the group discounted rate if you contact the hotel directly. For reservations made after Monday, January 18, 2010 please call (206) 447-5547 or email sheraton.seattle@sheraton.com, and be sure to indicate that you are attending the New Partners Conference.  As these lines of communication are attended based on PST business hours, please expect your request to be responded to within 24 hours.

The 9th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities Conference will be held February 4-6, 2010 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in downtown Seattle, WA.

Washington State Convention and Trade CenterWashington State Convention and Trade Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-694-5000

The Washington State Convention & Trade Center is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Seattle, with on‑site parking, business services and eateries — all within easy walking distance of the city's best shops, sights, hotels and restaurants.


The Sheraton Seattle Hotel is the headquarters hotel for the 2010 New Partners Conference.

Sheraton Seattle HotelSheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
888-627-7056 / 206-621-9000

The Sheraton Seattle Hotel is located in the heart of Seattle, adjacent to the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, the hotel is surrounded by Seattle’s businesses and retail district and exciting entertainment attractions.

The official hotel room rate for our group is now $159 (single/double). Room rates are subject to local taxes which are currently 15.6%. Group rates will be honored three (3) days prior to the event starting and three (3) days after the event ends, based on availability. The reservation cut-off date for the group rate is January 13, 2010 at 5:00pm PST. After that date, the group rate is subject to availability and is not guaranteed.

To make your reservations at the Sheraton Seattle, call 1-888-627-7056 (or 206-621-9000) and indicate that you are attending the New Partners Conference. The hotel has a 72-hour cancellation policy, to avoid any room charges. Check-in is 3:00pm and check-out is 12:00pm.

You can also make your New Partners Conference hotel reservations at the Sheraton Seattle online by using the following link: Sheraton Seattle Hotel Reservations

Area Attractions

Seattle Space NeedleThe 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.

Despite the city's relatively brief history, diversity and tradition fill the streets of Seattle. This medium-sized urban hub is thriving economically with help from multinational companies like Microsoft and Starbucks. For many who live here, however, the bright blue skies, abundant water, and picturesque mountain ranges are what make this beautiful city.

International District — Enticing aromas drift from restaurants like Bush Garden and Sea Garden in this primarily Asian neighborhood. Specialty shops filled with unusual treasures line the streets. Check out the inner-city oasis Hing Hay Park, complete with a pagoda and the Wing Luke Asian Museum.

Pike Place Market — This is the heart of Seattle and the number one tourist site in the area, attracting frenzied crowds of visitors and locals. The oldest continually operating farmer’s market in the country, Pike Place features fresh fish, fruits and vegetables, and arts and crafts as far as the eye can see.

Pioneer Square — Seattle’s oldest neighborhood, this is where the term “Skid Row” originated. Lumberjacks skidded logs down Yesler Street, to a mill at the bottom of the hill, and saloons and brothels lined the street. The Underground Tour explores these now subterranean storefronts. Today the neighborhood is filled with art galleries, small shops, restaurants, and bars and clubs, many featuring live music.

Seattle Center — Part amusement park, part festival grounds, the center hosts The Bite of Seattle, Bumbershoot and many other popular festivals. Permanent fixtures of this 74-acre park include the Seattle Opera, Intiman Theater, Paul Allen’s Experience Music Project, the Pacific Science Center and the Space Needle.

Arts & Culture

  • Experience Music Project — 1.0 km/0.6 miles
  • Children's Museum — 1.6 km/1.0 miles
  • Boeing Museum of Flight —12.9 km/8.0 miles

Local Attractions

  • Banana Republic — 0.1 km/0.1 miles
  • Sega Gameworks — 0.1 km/0.1 miles
  • Monorail — 0.2 km/0.1 miles
  • Seattle Art Museum — 0.4 km/0.3 miles
  • Federal Building — 0.6 km/0.4 miles
  • Waterfront Area — 0.8 km/0.5 miles
  • Seattle Athletic's Club — 0.9 km/0.6 miles
  • Underground Tour — 1.0 km/0.6 miles
  • Ferry Terminal — 1.2 km/0.8 miles
  • Seattle Aquarium — 1.2 km/0.8 miles
  • The Space Needle — 1.6 km/1.0 miles
  • Pacific Science Center — 1.6 km/1.0 miles
  • R.E.I. (Store) — 1.6 km/1.0 miles
  • Teatro Zinzanni — 1.6 km/1.0 miles
  • Pioneer Square — 1.6 km/1.0 miles
  • Mercer Arts Arena — 1.6 km/1.0 miles
  • Seattle Center (Site of the 1962 World's Fair) — 1.6 km/1.0 miles
  • Seattle Central Community College — 3.2 km/2.0 miles
  • Seattle Pacific University — 4.8 km/3.0 miles
  • Seattle University — .8 km/3.0 miles
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery — 24.1 km/15.0 miles
  • Columbia Winery — 24.1 km/15.0 miles
  • Boeing-Everett Tour Plant — 48.3 km/30.0 miles
  • Snoqualmie Falls — 51.5 km/32.0 miles
  • Emerald Queen Casino — 56.3 km/35.0 miles

Nearby Destinations

  • International District — 1.6 km/1.0 miles


  • Woodland Park Zoo — 9.7 km/6.0 miles
  • Muckleshoot Indian Casino — 40.2 km/25.0 miles


  • A.C.T. (A Contemporary Theater) — 0.1 km/0.1 miles
  • 5th Avenue Theater — 0.2 km/0.1 miles
  • Paramount Theater — 0.2 km/0.1 miles
  • Benaroya Hall (Seattle Symphony) — 0.3 km/0.2 miles
  • Safeco Field — 1.6 km/1.0 miles
  • Key Arena — 1.6 km/1.0 miles
  • HEC Edmundson Pavilion — 8.1 km/5.0 miles
  • Husky Stadium — 8.1 km/5.0 miles


  • Nordstrom (Shopping) — 0.1 km/0.1 miles
  • Westlake Center Mall — 0.2 km/0.1 miles
  • The GAP (Shopping) — 0.2 km/0.1 miles
  • Macy's — 0.3 km/0.2 miles
  • Pike Place Market (Shopping) — 0.5 km/0.3 miles
  • Design Center Northwest — 24.1 km/15.0 miles

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