Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport is now open for business. The only waterfront hotel within 10 miles of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the 12-story, 347-room hotel is located on the southeastern shore of Lake Washington in Renton, Washington. The hotel features 60,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. The rooms and event space were designed with feng shui principles in mind and feature Lake Washington, Cascade Mountain, Mt. Rainier and Seattle skyline views.

 

The hotel’s meeting and event space includes two ballrooms and nine flexible meeting rooms equipped with 1 GB fiber optic-enabled data speeds, premium audiovisual equipment and a dedicated events team. The Grand Ballroom is more than 14,000 square feet and offers floor to ceiling windows. The Lake Washington Ballroom is nearly 5,000 square feet and has an adjoining 11,000-square-foot terrace with lake, city and mountain views. The outdoor event terrace extends 23,000 square feet for receptions and gatherings.

Additional amenities include free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour StayFit gym, dedicated yoga room, indoor saline pool and an on-site, full service spa. There is also the on-site, lakeside restaurant, Water’s Table, offering Northwest-inspired Pan-Asian cuisine. Private dining is also available.

The hotel is seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification. Environmentally friendly features include an energy-conserving daylight sensor lighting system, waste-reducing on-tap local Northwest wines, a green-friendly vendor preference program, and a recycling initiative that includes mixed-use and compost.

When meeting planners start getting together for fam trips, it’s a sign that things are beginning to get back to normal. That’s what happened in late July when about a dozen planners from across the country—Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Southern California, New York, Chicago and Nashville—gathered in Boise to check out what the city has to offer. The answer, in a nutshell: quite a lot. By the end of the three-day visit, several planners were already committed to hosting events in the Boise area. We’ll have a lot more to say about the city in an upcoming issue.

 

This jewel of the Inland Northwest is full of charm.