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Anchorage, AK Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 45
Total Sleeping Rooms 6,750
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 350
Committable Meeting Rooms* 24
Convention Center Space 200,069 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 47,415 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 9,400 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $190
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $82
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $328
*Maximum for a single hotel

Meeting Planning in Anchorage, AK

Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center an SMG Managed Facility

Opened in 2008, the $111 million Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center is the newest facility to be added to the Anchorage Civic & Convention District. This Anchorage meeting facility's convenient downtown location places it within walking distance of over 3,000 hotel rooms, numerous museums, world-class shopping and fine dining institutions. With breathtaking views of the Chugach Mountain Range, the convention center brings some of Alaska's serene outdoors in, thanks to huge windows and skylights that capture natural light.

In addition to its stunning design, the 200,000 square foot Dena'ina Center boasts spaces that include a 50,000-square-foot exhibit hall and a 25,000-square-foot ballroom. A heated outdoor terrace alone can host events of up to 900 people year-round.

Amenities at the center include heated entryways, ample parking and the latest in audio-visual and telecommunication technology. On-site catering is available from the state-of-the-art kitchen, which can serve seated lunches and dinners for up to 5,000 guests at a time. The Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center has hosted groups such as the IEEE, the USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum and Ducks Unlimited.

William A Egan Civic & Convention Center an SMG Managed Facility

Centrally located in the downtown business district and connected via enclosed sky bridge to the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, the William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center is known for its convenience, versatility and sophisticated design. Host to a wide range of meetings and events, the center offers a total of 45,000 square feet of column-free space including the phenomenal 19,306-square-foot Explorers Hall, making it an ideal Anchorage meeting facility for very large groups.

The Egan Center's Summit Hall features 11,228 square feet of space, which can be configured more than a dozen ways, perfect for breakout sessions and presentations, as well as a boardroom for smaller meetings and banquets. In addition to the center's expansive meeting space, the facility boasts a number of amenities including wireless Internet access, custom catering, in-house technical support, a loading dock and the latest in audio-visual equipment.

Anchorage, AK Meeting Venue Spotlight

Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

One of Alaska's premier performing arts centers, the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts has been a centerpiece for arts, entertainment and special events in Anchorage for the past 20 years. A stunning fixture on the downtown skyline, this four-venue facility is one of the city's most unique gathering places. Hosting everything from Broadway productions to banquets, ballet performances to jazz shows, the center is home to more than 600 performances and events each year.

The Alaska Center's four distinctive spaces and adjoining lobbies provide a total of 176,000 square feet of event space. The center features the awe-inspiring 2,000-seat Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall, the 700-seat Discovery Theatre, the 340-seat Sydney Laurence Theatre and the flexible 1,800-square-foot Elvera Voth Hall. Perfect for teleconferencing, meetings, private parties and lectures, the Elvera Voth Hall is suitable for a wide range of events.

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