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Akron, OH Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 19
Total Sleeping Rooms 7,101
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 274
Committable Meeting Rooms* 15
Convention Center Space 60,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 28,640 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 11,678 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $91
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $51
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $265
*Maximum for a single hotel

Meeting Planning in Akron, OH

John S. Knight Center

Located in the heart of downtown, the spectacular John S. Knight Center is the region's premier convention facility. Thanks to a convenient downtown location, the center places delegates within walking distance of countless shops, restaurants and two major hotels.

Inside, guests are immediately struck by the center's elaborate 22,000-square-foot lobby, which features a two-story spiral staircase and soaring glass rotunda. The expansive 123,000-square-foot facility also features a phenomenal 30,000-square-foot exhibit hall, 12,000 square feet of banquet space and 12,600 square feet of flexible meeting space.

Amenities abound at the John S. Knight Center. Planners can take advantage of all the latest in audio-visual and telecommunications equipment such as a computer-controlled sound system, infrared audio communication and broadband Internet service. Additionally, the center offers an on-site catering team that can easily accommodate groups ranging in size from five to 3,500 people. When it comes to parking, the center has it covered with an adjacent parking deck connected via enclosed skywalk.

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