Hotel and Travel


Participants are responsible for travel and hotel arrangements and costs. Rooms are available – on a first come, first served reservation basis – at the Sheraton Grand Seattle.

The special rate for Symposium attendees is $224/night, plus tax, through Thursday, April 7, 2019. Please note: We cannot guarantee the room rate after April 7, 2019.

AWESOME Leaders who have received their invitation and registered for the Symposium may reserve a room online or by calling (800) 204-6100 and reference “Starbucks AWESOME Conference” group block to receive the discounted rate.


Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
SEA website

SEA Phone: +1 206-787-3000

The Sheraton Grand Seattle is 13.7 miles south of the airport. This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Private Car Service on request
  • Estimated taxi fare: 45 USD(one way)
  • Bus service, fee: 5 USD (one way)
  • Subway service, fee: 5 USD (one way)

Driving directions (provided on Hotel website)
Get on WA-518 W from Airport Expressway, Head southeast on Airport Expressway toward Departures Dr, Use the left lane to keep left, Keep left, Slight left onto Airport Expressway, Keep left at the fork, follow signs for WA-509/WA-518 W and merge onto WA-518 W, Take WA-509 N to S Michigan St in Seattle. Take the Michigan St exit from WA-509 N, Merge onto WA-518 W, Take the exit onto WA-509 N toward Seattle, Take the Michigan St exit toward I-5, Get on I-5 N from 4th Ave S, Continue onto S Michigan St, Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto 4th Ave S,Turn right onto S Industrial Way, Turn left onto 6th Ave S,Turn right onto S Spokane St,Take the ramp onto I-5 N, Continue on I-5 N. Drive to 6th Ave. Take exit 165 from I-5 N,Merge onto I-5 N,Use the left lane to take exit 165 for Seneca St, Slight right onto 6th Ave.

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