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Salt Lake City, UT Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 73
Total Sleeping Rooms 12,307
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 850
Committable Meeting Rooms* 70
Convention Center Space 700,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 515,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 45,500 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $117
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $59
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $172
*Maximum for a single hotel

Salt Lake City, UT Meeting Planning Overview

Welcome to Cvent's Meeting and Event Planning Guide to Salt Lake City, a city guide for meeting professionals. Having hosted ASAE's Annual Meeting, Winter Olympic Games, MPI's World Education Congress, the Deaf Olympic Games, Rotary International's annual convention and the annual Outdoor Retailer trade show, Salt Lake is no stranger to accommodating large events. The Salt Palace Convention Center is the city's primary meeting venue. With over 679,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space, it's among the West's newest, largest and most technologically advanced centers. Conveniently located in the heart of the vibrant downtown, the Salt Palace is within walking distance of 7,200 hotel rooms, as well as 140 bars and restaurants.

Adjacent to the Salt Palace is the $2-billion City Creek Center. It's an incredible upscale mall that features over 100 restaurants and stores such as Nordstrom, Macy's, Hugo Boss, Tiffany & Company, Microsoft, TUMI, Michael Kors and Porsche Design. Within two blocks of the Salt Palace are admission-free art and cultural museums, historic pioneer homes, the world's largest genealogical library, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Connecting the downtown convention district is an efficient fare-free light rail system.

Salt Lake is served by all major U.S. airlines, and it is Delta's second largest hub. Over 700 flights arrive and depart each day, providing nonstop service to over 100 other cities. Due in part to its mild year-round climate, Salt Lake International has repeatedly been the nation's #1 on-time arrival and departure airport according to the DOT. The airport is just eight miles/ten minutes from the convention district, and is connected by a light rail line. For those arriving by car, interstates I-15 (running north/south) and I-80 (running east/west) intersect in Salt Lake.

The city is situated in a flat valley at 4,200 feet, while the majestic Wasatch Mountains rise abruptly from the city's edge to a dramatic 11,000 feet. This stunning geological feature offers incredible views in every direction, and also provides endless year-round outdoor recreation opportunities. Blessed with low humidity and abundant sunshine, downtown Salt Lake successfully hosts meetings and conventions throughout the year.

About Salt Lake City, UT / Additional Info

With over one million residents in the greater metro area, Salt Lake is Utah's largest city, and one of the state's most popular tourist destinations. It's a clean, safe and vibrant metropolis whose diverse residents are among the nation's most multi-lingual. Salt Lake is the region's hub for commerce, transportation, medical services, research, cultural activities and higher education.

Salt Lake has a commitment to culture, as evidence by its resident theater, opera, ballet and symphony. The IMAX theater, planetarium, fine arts museum, contemporary art museum, children's museum, museum of natural history and museum of art/technology, minor league baseball, and major league soccer and NBA basketball, are all easily accessible to meeting and convention attendees.

Salt Lake also has a strong commitment to sustainability, as evidenced by its bike share and recycling programs, and the nation's largest rooftop solar panel array (on the Salt Palace Convention Center.)

Nearby attractions for tours and pre/post vacations include Olympic venues, ski and summer resorts and 21 national parks and monuments within a day's drive of Salt Lake.

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