Summit | Addition


SUMMIT BUILDING: OPENING 2022Aerial relation map


Located in the heart of downtown Seattle just one block northeast of our existing facility, the Washington State Convention Center’s Summit building will double the capacity of the Center’s offerings and is scheduled to open Spring 2022.


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Jeffrey A. Blosser
President & CEO


Time is flying! On August 14, 2019, we celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Summit building groundbreaking.

The building site has been transformed through demolition, excavation, and shoring operations. In that year, 257,000 cubic yards of dirt and 37,029 tons of waste have been hauled off, with 91 percent of that waste being recycled in lieu of ending up in landfills. Included in the recycling effort are ~3,000 linear feet of Douglas fir columns, beams and trusses, reclaimed from the former Honda building site to be repurposed in Summit.

The time-lapse video below, capturing activity from August 2018 through July 2019, offers a fun and interesting look at a building in the making and the ever-changing seasons of Seattle.

Summit is scheduled to open for business in the Spring 2022. While construction will be complete in 2021, our teams will need time for the commissioning of systems, furniture and fixture installations, and final preparations to welcome our guests.

Meeting Planners: Bookings for Summit are underway! Whether you book the Summit and Arch buildings together as a package or separately, you will experience the same level of excellence you’ve come to expect from us. Additionally, we are excited to welcome the Hyatt Regency Seattle, a new headquarters hotel, with 1,260 rooms located just north of Summit.

Questions about booking? Contact our sales team through our website or email.

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We look forward to seeing you at the Center!

Jeffrey A. Blosser
President & CEO