Ann Arbor is a distinctive destination for all kinds of visitors — including groups in need of meeting space that is both functional and inspiring. Home to the University of Michigan and the sixth largest city in the state (pop. 117,000), Ann Arbor is a world-class educational and medical research center nestled in a quintessential college town. The city is also a growing innovation hub, attracting high-tech businesses such as Google, Menlo Innovations, Toyota, and others to open or start offices in the area. In nearby Ypsilanti, the American Center for Mobility leads the country in autonomous vehicle testing and product development.
Complementing the pioneering atmosphere is a city rich with globally-inspired cultural offerings. In Ann Arbor, visitors will discover exclusive art exhibits, performances by jazz and folk legends, more than 30 independent bookstores, dozens of eccentric galleries, and a variety of top-notch museums. Additionally, guests can indulge in countless culinary delights while dining at our countless renowned restaurants, including the legendary Zingerman's Deli.
For meeting and event planners on the hunt for venues that defy the ordinary, Ann Arbor is the ideal locale. Consider hosting your meeting or event at one-of-a-kind attractions like the Michigan Stadium (the largest stadium in the United States and second largest in the world), the Historic Willow Run Bomber Plant, Zingerman's Cornman Farms, or the Ann Arbor Arts Center.
Hotel venues in Ann Arbor include the 235-room Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest and more than 40,000 square feet of meeting and conference space. The elegantly appointed Michigan Ballroom at the 197-room Sheraton Ann Arbor can accommodate 800 within its 15,000 square feet of meeting space. Ann Arbor is also home to the 198-room Kensington Hotel, which has 16 meeting rooms totaling 14,000 square feet for up to 600 guests.
To learn more about the Ann Arbor area and for help planning a flawless event from conception to debrief, contact the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Representatives of the CVB are available to assist with complimentary planning and research assistance, facilitation of hotel proposals and room blocks, site tours and networking event recommendations, welcome materials for attendees, and more.