August 25, 2019
By Featured Venues & Destinations

Hey, what’s better than staying in a brand-new hotel? How about staying at a brand-new hotel close to public transportation, international dining options, and world-class attractions? Check out these recent hotel openings conveniently located near Sea-Tac Airport and the Link light rail, which connects Seattle Southside to downtown Seattle:

  • The Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Airport just opened in April, which makes it the newest hotel around. The sleek, modern design comes with an indoor pool, local art peppered throughout the hotel, and over 1,100 square feet of meeting and event space.
  • Hotel Interurban is perfectly situated in Seattle Southside’s retail and dining district. The tallest building in Tukwila provides groups with the opportunity to take in 360-degree views of Mount Rainier and the Pacific Northwest in the Rainier Room on the 19th floor.
  • Close proximity to Angle Lake Park and the Angle Lake Light Rail Station makes the Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Sea-Tac Airport an oasis in the city. Enjoy walking trails and picnic areas on the outside, and all king suites on the inside.
  • WoodSpring Suites Seattle Tukwila is a superior extended-stay hotel. The 100% smoke-free and pet-friendly hotel also features in-room kitchens and a guest laundry room so visitors can truly make themselves at home.
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Seattle South – Tukwila is steps away from the largest shopping mall in the Pacific Northwest, Westfield Southcenter. In addition to the great selection of shops, restaurants, and attractions within walking distance, the hotel offers guests complimentary hot breakfast, an indoor pool and fitness center, and free high-speed wireless internet access.
  • Aloft Seattle Sea-Tac Airport reimagines the hotel experience with an open floor plan and modern décor. Aloft’s savvy design extends from the lobby to the conference center to the WXYZ Bar and rooms.

Stellar Summer Events

In addition to great new hotels, Seattle Southside offers a number of exciting happenings this summer.


Destination Moon:  The Apollo 11 Mission

It’s been 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made their legendary giant leap for mankind. Looking back, it seems even more incredible considering it was decades before we had personal computers, internet, or mobile phones.  To commemorate this moment in history, don’t miss the only West Coast appearance of the touring exhibit Destination Moon at The Museum of Flight, which is on display through Sept. 2.  The Apollo 11 command module, Columbia, hasn’t left the National Air and Space Museum since 1976, but you can see it for a limited time in Seattle Southside.

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Shop and eat local at Seattle Southside’s iconic farmers market! Situated along Puget Sound at the Des Moines Marina, the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market brings fresh fruit and veggies from local farmers, arts and craft vendors from the Northwest, and a wide variety of delicious food trucks to Seattle’s Backyard.

Burien UFO Festival

Legend has it that Seattle Southside had its own close encounter with a UFO weeks before Roswell in 1947. The community of Burien never forgot “the Maury Island incident,” as they continue to celebrate the interstellar every year at the Burien UFO Festival! Watch the dramatic tale unfold on film at a public screening of The Maury Island Incident, enjoy live music, take advantage of out-of-this-world specials at some of the city’s finest eating and drinking establishments, and celebrate all things alien!

Featured Venues & Destinations

Explore destinations, hotels, convention centers, and other venues to find the perfect spot for meetings and events. Learn about the features and benefits they offer for planners, as well as the latest news on renovations, openings, and trends.

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