Accommodations: Stay Where the Glass Is – The Sheraton Seattle Hotel
About the Hotel
Situated in the city’s vibrant core, the Sheraton Seattle Hotel will serve as the central hub for GAS 2011 Seattle events.
This deluxe hotel features more than a pool and a fitness center: it hosts a glass collection from Pilchuck artists in the lobby. Across the street is the City Centre's Pilchuck Glass Collection. Behind the hotel is the convention center's glass collection and (to be unveiled in April 2011) a new installations by Ginny Ruffner. The Sheraton is a short walk from the Seattle Art Museum and Pike Place Market. It is also steps away from gourmet food, galleries, entertainment, and world-class shopping – an ideal conference hotel!
GAS has reserved a block of rooms and negotiated a special rate for GAS conference attendees: $139 (single or double). Regular price for these rooms is $239. Ensure your room and GAS room rate: reserve by May 1. To make your reservation, call the Sheraton at 206.621.9000 or 800.325.3535 and be sure to state that you would like the Glass Art Society conference rate. Or, click here to go directly to the Sheraton's page for GAS attendee reservations. GAS's room block at the Sheraton is nearly full as of March 28th, if you have any problems reserving at the special discounted rate please email the GAS office or call 206.382.1305.
Staying at the conference hotel is one of the best ways to connect with the GAS community. What better way to network than to stay where all the action is?
Two airlines are offering savings to persons attending the conference.
To make reservations and receive a 5% discount without any additional fee, electronic ticketing is required. Go to www.AA.com and enter the promotion code 1851BM. Otherwise, calling an agent will incur a paper ticketing charge.
To make reservations, call 800.328.1111 and refer to Glass Art Society Conference #NM6JM. Discount (2% off discounted fares; 5% off full-priced fares) applies to domestic fares only.
Getting From SeaTac Airport to Downtown Seattle
$40 est. (From the Sheraton to SeaTac: a flat fee of $32.)
Downtown Airporter by Gray Line:
$15 one way; $25 round trip 206.626.5200 / 800.426.7532 Departs SeaTac Airport daily, every 20 minutes (6:20 am - 9 pm). Picks up/drops off at the inner-drive curb on the 3rd floor of the Airport Garage, Island #2. Purchase tickets at the red trolley across from Island #2 (credit card only). Reservations are not necessary; just let the driver know you’re going to the Sheraton.
(From the Sheraton to SeaTac: The first bus leaves the Sheraton Seattle Hotel at 5:43 am, with subsequent buses departing every 20 minutes. No reservation necessary. The ride to the airport takes an estimated 37 minutes.)
Link Light Rail:
$2.50 per person Ride Seattle’s new light-rail system from SeaTac into downtown (www.soundtransit.org). Service runs from 5 am to 1 am, Monday through Saturday, and 6 am to midnight on Sundays. Trains arrive and depart every 7.5 - 15 minutes. Purchase tickets with cash or with MasterCard/Visa at the light-rail station. (For the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, disembark at the last stop: Westlake Mall Station. It’s three blocks from the hotel.)
Getting Around Seattle
GAS provides free shuttles between the Sheraton Seattle Hotel to the demo venues from 7:30 am - 12:30 pm daily throughout the conference.
Information to come.
Seattle’s Metro Transit has a ride-free zone in the downtown area, between 6 am and 7 pm (from Battery Street to S. Jackson Street, and from 6th Avenue to the waterfront). Peak fare for trips farther afield: $2.25. For routes and more information, visit metro.kingcounty.gov.
Please note that on-street parking near the Sheraton is limited to a few 2-hour spots.
Parking at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel costs $33.48 for 24 hours (includes in/out privileges).
Parking at the Convention Center Main Garage costs $25 for overnight parking; $19 for all-day parking (12 hours). This hourly-rate garage is open 5:30 am - midnight. Note that there is a second garage with shorter hours.
Hertz: Discounts on daily rates. Call 800.654.2210 and mention CDP #1779165
Alamo: Call 800.354.2322. Be sure to give Association ID #706768.