Conference Venue

The Westin Seattle (

1900 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
United States
Phone: 206-728-1000
Toll-Free: 800-937-8461

All conference activities will take place in or originate from the Westin Seattle, located in the heart of downtown Seattle. The unique design offers breathtaking views of the Northwest's beauty, including Lake Union, Puget Sound, and the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges.

The Westin Seattle is located in the heart of downtown Seattle. A car is not necessary for guests staying at the Westin. The nearby area is very walkable and features a vibrant shopping district, an international restaurant community, the Pike Place Farmer's Market, the Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle waterfront, and other tourist and cultural attractions. The downtown core’s free bus service offers a quick ride to nearby areas including historic Pioneer Square and the International District.

The VLDB conference room rate is $169 plus 15.6% tax. These rates are available August 26 through September 4, 2011, based on availability. These special VLDB discounted room rates are available until the cutoff date of August 4, 2011 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first!

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. To make reservations, please call the hotel reservation number at 888-627-8513 and ask for the VLDB 2011 Conference block. Or visit the accommodations page to make reservations online. Cancellation is 24 hours prior to arrival.

Click here for local maps and Seattle area highlights:


Link Light Rail from SeaTac/Airport Station
Travelers can now ride the link light rail from the airport to downtown Seattle in just 36 minutes for $2.50
SeaTac / Airport Station is connected to the fourth floor of the Airport Garage. Trains arrive and depart on the platform level of the station. The covered, level walkway to the Airport Terminal is one level down on the mezzanine. The well-lit walkway is separated from the main area of the garage and directional signs point the way to the Main Terminal skybridge.
Wheelchair service is available.

Exit the train at the Westlake Station. Walk 2 blocks north on Fifth Avenue to the Westin Seattle Hotel. The hotel's main entrance is on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Stewart Street.

Airport Shuttles

A variety of shuttle options are available for transportation from the airport. The Westin is located only 15 miles from SeaTac Airport, the Airporter Shuttle will deliver you to the door of the Westin Seattle in just 25 minutes.