History, culture and two of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the world make the city of Cambridge an attractive destination for business and leisure travelers alike. Just a stone's throw from Boston, Cambridge is a convenient alternative for meeting planners. Easily accessible by air, Cambridge is served by Boston's Logan International Airport. As the region's premier gateway, Logan International is served by more than 30 airlines and offers flights to over 100 domestic and international locations.
Once in Cambridge, visitors can take advantage of the region's speedy and efficient public transit system known as the "T." Whether utilizing the subway, commuter rail, public bus or ferry, traveling on the "T" is an easy and affordable way to traverse the city's attractions and accommodations neither of which is there a shortage. From charming historic inns to elegant suites, the city has every type of lodging imaginable to satisfy the most discriminating of traveler.
Several of Cambridge's first-class hotels also serve as ideal meeting venues. In fact, it's Conference Collection of hotels provide nearly 3,500 hotel rooms and 102,000 square feet of meeting space. Venues such as the acclaimed Hyatt Regency Cambridge combine meeting space and first-class amenities. Here, planners can take advantage of 25,000 square feet of meeting space along with 470 guest rooms, a 24-7 business center, high-speed and wireless Internet access, complimentary shuttle service and more.
By virtue of its proximity to Boston, Cambridge has the advantage of easy access to its large-scale meeting facilities as well. The can't-miss location for meetings and events in New England is the phenomenal 1.3 million-square-foot Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Located in Boston's Seaport District, the center features 516,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space, a 40,020-square-foot ballroom, along with as many as 82 flexible meeting rooms. Boston's John B. Hynes Veteran Memorial Convention Center boasts 175,000 square feet of exhibition space and 41 meeting rooms, while the environmentally-friendly Seaport World Trade Center Boston combines stunning views and 118,000 square feet of exhibition space.
For a rare taste of Cambridge's unique spirit, planners can take their pick of a number of alternative venues dotted across the city. Host a meeting amidst one of the world's most prestigious art institutions at the Harvard Art Museum or gather in one of the cutting-edge galleries of the MIT Museum. Or, enjoy an elegant backdrop and creative regional fare at the celebrated Bambara restaurant.
A city rooted in innovation, Cambridge is home to the headquarters of a number of emerging technology corporations including Genzyme, VY and GVD. In addition, the city is home to the prestigious Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as Lesley University and the Longy School of Music.
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