• New Venue Spotlight: SPiN Seattle

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    Pingpong enthusiasts rejoice—there’s a new destination in town. 

Launched in 2007, SPiN, a New York–based company, has from the very beginning been about one game and one game only: pingpong. What started as a few friendly games turned into a movement that now seeks to unite table tennis lovers around the world. With locations in New York, Los Angeles, Austin and Toronto, SPiN recently opened its newest space in downtown Seattle. Whether it’s a tournament, corporate event or group party, SPiN is the ideal spot for wielding your paddle.

"SPiN's culture inspires and connects people through pingpong while celebrating creativity, diversity and inclusivity," says SPiN CEO Pieter Vanermen. "We chose Seattle as the next city because of its rich culture, technological innovation and growing community devoted to originality that aligns with the SPiN brand. We are absolutely thrilled to launch and invite the public to come witness what SPiN is all about."

Located in the 1920s historic Decatur Building on Sixth Avenue, SPiN features 10,000 square feet of space—ample room for pingpongers to pong (or is it ping?). The event space accommodates up to 400 guests and boasts 12 pingpong tables and a fullservice restaurant and bar. The tasteful décor and street art make it an intimate and relaxed setting and add a colorful and playful aesthetic. It’s a fun spot for large parties, fundraisers or team-building activities, as well as private social events, such as birthday parties. The venue also offers a VIP lounge space for 100 people, with three pingpong tables, a bar and an A/V screen and projector. 

If you’re not ready for the Forrest Gump circuit quite yet, not to worry. SPiN welcomes all levels of play and even offers private instruction. And if your office mates are competitive, the venue will soon be introducing league play. Perhaps a little friendly competition pitting your design team against your sales team is in order.

In the early 1990s, Washington communities and activists had a vision of maintaining green wilderness and creating space where people could embrace the outdoors near urban cities like Seattle. “We’re all better and healthier when we’re connected to nature,” says Caroline Villanova, community and partnerships manager at Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.

 

The Lynnwood Convention Center is a premiere event venue located 15 miles north of downtown Seattle. With 34,000 square feet of flexible meeting space that can accommodate large meetings, weddings, galas, seminars, corporate gatherings, product launches and private parties of up to 650, the Lynnwood Convention Center delivers on value, innovation and excellence.

 

Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Hotel Drover, an award-winning Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott, focuses on simple pleasures and genuine hospitality. Kick-off your boots and stay awhile with 200 rustic-luxe rooms and suites. When ready, grab a hand-crafted cocktail or cold beer and wander outside to The Backyard at Hotel Drover, an outdoor oasis, with creekside seating, outdoor games, and seasonal live music.