Seattle is a fitting backdrop for the 24th Annual Travois Indian Country Affordable Housing and Economic Development Conference. You’ll be surrounded by popular sites and a thriving social scene, while learning and networking with industry experts and policymakers.

Hyatt at Olive 8
1635 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA  98101

A boutique hotel in downtown Seattle, Hyatt at Olive 8 offers a walkable destination to iconic spots like Pike Place Market. Plus, it is just a hop on the monorail to experience the Space Needle and Seattle Center! Amenities include an indoor pool and fitness center with Peloton bikes and a yoga studio, a day spa, an on-premise coffee and bagel shop, a restaurant, and a bar.

The hotel has the best of both worlds. A short one-minute walk will take you to the larger Hyatt Regency Seattle which has a spacious lobby for informal meetings or getting some work done. You will also find more bar and restaurant options at the Hyatt Regency, which you can charge to your Hyatt at Olive 8 room!

We have a discounted room rate of $269 per night, plus taxes and fees for conference attendees. Our room block’s government rate is $232 per night, plus taxes and fees.

Booking information and a link for discounted rates will be provided in your registration confirmation email.

Valet parking is available at $59 per night with in and out privileges. The vehicle height limit in the garage is 6 feet 5 inches. Other options include self-parking at 7th and Pike Parking Garage for $37 per night or Meridian Parking Garage at $32 per night neither has in and out privileges. The vehicle height limit in both garages is 6 feet 8 inches.

Airport: The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is located 25 minutes south of our host hotel. A list of airlines that operate at SEA can be found here. Be sure to check out the Native-made jewelry, art, and collectibles at the Sacred Circle Gift Shop by gate A1 when you are passing through!

Ground transportation: SEA offers many ground transportation options, including shuttle service, taxis, and car rentals. Ride-share options Uber and LYFT are also available at SEA. More information can be found here.

Getting around town: The hotel is a five-minute walk to the Link light rail station at Westlake Avenue and Olive Way. Other transportation options include ride-share and scooter rentals.

Hyatt at Olive 8 is located at the corner of Olive Way and Eighth Avenue in the heart of the downtown neighborhood. It is central to the many attractions such as Seattle Center (where you’ll find the Space Needle) (1.3mi), Pike’s Place Market (.04mi), and the Starbucks Reserve Roasters (.04mi).

As our hotel’s website says, “We connect guests to the heart of the action, so you’ll never miss a moment of adventure in downtown Seattle. Nearby transportation hubs lead to every gem the Emerald City offers.” A list of their area attractions can be found here.

Seattle is a city of unique neighborhoods that are all worth a visit. If you venture outside of the downtown area you will discover amazing restaurants, waterfront views, outdoor opportunities, shopping, and many beautiful parks.

Here’s a look at a few of the attractions the city has to offer!

Pike Place Market: Founded in 1907, the Market is one of the oldest and largest continuously operating public markets in the United States and is brought to life by the hundreds of farmers, crafters, small businesses, and residents who call it “home”. The market has been a defining Seattle icon for more than a century. Considered by many “the soul of Seattle,” the Market spans nine historic acres in the center of downtown Seattle. Plan your day at the market here.

Museums: Seattle is home to a range of museums including art, history, maritime, and special interests. The Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world. MoPOP is a wonderful place to explore the history of pop culture. Volunteer Park features a conservatory and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. The park is next to the Lake View cemetery where the daughter of Chief Seattle, Kikisoblu, Princess Angeline lays to rest.

Native Culture: Washington state is home to 29 federally recognized Indian Tribes along with the Duwamish, Wanapum, and Chinook, who are not federally recognized. Chief Seattle Club is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to physically and spiritually supporting American Indian and Alaska Native people. Located in downtown Seattle, they provide food, primary health care, housing assistance, legal services, a Native art job training program, and opportunities for members to engage in cultural community building. The Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center has a revival exhibit “Spirit Returns 2.0” which is a testimony or swələxʷ (perseverance) that shares the living lifeways of the Duwamish people within the space that was reclaimed in 2009 with the completion of the Duwamish Longhouse and Museum, and the return of the cedar bark hat belonging to Chief Seattle of the Duwamish and Suquamish Tribes.

Seattle Center: The center is an active civic, arts, and family gathering place in the core of the region. Home to the Space Needle, the center boasts more than 30 cultural, educational, sports, and entertainment organizations that reside on the grounds. The 74-acre campus hosts over 12 million visitors annually for thousands of events. Check out their schedule and attractions here.

We acknowledge that the city of Seattle and the surrounding suburbs are built on unceded Coastal Salish land. More specifically, the ancestral land of the Duwamish, Suquamish, Stillaguamish, and Muckleshoot People. For time immemorial, these Indigenous communities have been the caretakers of the land, the resources, and all human and non-human inhabitants. We recognize and honor their descendants and the strength and resilience they continue to demonstrate today. It is with this in mind that we respectfully visit their traditional lands.