Situated at the western tip of Texas and southernmost tip of the Rocky Mountains, El Paso is a cultural hub with delectable food and a naturally hospitable community, where three states and two nations come together as one. With an abundance of attractions, nature, culture, and over 300 days of sunshine, El Paso is the perfect place to explore.
Things are changing in El Paso, Texas. The city is seeing an influx of new hotels and attractions, and heavy investments in the downtown area mean new amenities and services for travelers and locals alike. With all these upgrades coming to the city, now is the perfect time for you to consider El Paso for your next meeting, incentive trip, conference, or event.
The community is experiencing unprecedented growth, with a focus on the downtown area. Investments currently in operation are adding to the excitement of an already booming downtown. Head over to Southwest University Park, home the El Paso Chihuahuas Triple-A baseball team and United Soccer League team, the El Paso Locomotive FC. Or take a walk through San Jacinto Plaza, located in the heart of downtown. There, besides splashing around, your guests can challenge their colleagues to a friendly game of chess or table tennis, or they can simply enjoy the public art honoring the park's unique history.
El Paso's historic, restored $97 million downtown streetcar system connects many of the city's most popular attractions. Originally built in 1902 to replace the mule car system, the retrofitted streetcars now travel a 4.8-mile route through the city's uptown and downtown areas. Two loops connect some of the city's most visited restaurants and sites, including the baseball park and the University of Texas at El Paso.
The team at Visit El Paso knows a successful event isn't just about giving guests a comfortable place to meet, mingle, and recharge. It's also about showing them a grand time. With dozens of museums and attractions, including several new sites opening this year, El Paso will exceed your expectations.
Host a networking event at Topgolf, where guests can practice their swing on the high-tech driving range or simply watch the fun from the swanky lounge. Or encourage them to let off some steam with a game of Splash Ball at the city's Westside Natatorium; a new Eastside Natatorium will open soon. Consider hosting a team-building activity at iFLY, an indoor skydiving facility where you can experience the thrill of soaring in the sky.
More exciting additions coming to El Paso include the 42.2-acre Eastside Sports Complex, a state-of-the-art Children's Museum, the Multipurpose Cultural and Performing Arts Arena, and the new Mexican American Cultural Center. The latter will feature an auditorium, a theater, exhibition spaces, and several multiuse classrooms.
In addition, a surge of new hotel openings has more than doubled downtown El Paso's inventory. The brand-new Aloft El Paso Downtown is the latest addition to the recently renovated O.T. Bassett Tower. Another new hotel is Stanton House. Originally built in 1912, the former Roger's Furniture Building is now a popular boutique hotel, offering 42 guest rooms and an onsite Mexican, American, and European fusion restaurant. At the nearby Courtyard by Marriott Downtown, guests can start the day with a power breakfast from the onsite bistro or recharge at the fitness center and whirlpool.
In the coming months, downtown will also see the opening of the Hotel Paso Del Norte of the Marriott Autograph Collection, which will offer more than 350 modern guest rooms and 36,000 square feet of meeting space. You'll be able to treat your guests to the city's finest international food and wine selections at the hotel's soon-to-open 1700° Restaurant or reward yourself after a successful meeting at the full-service, onsite spa.
This year will also see the opening of the newly renovated, 130-room Plaza Hotel, Conrad Hilton's first high-rise hotel, which will feature the world's largest tequila collection.
The Judson F. Williams Convention Center, in the heart of downtown, boasts an impressive 133,000 square feet, including 17 high-tech meeting rooms and 80,000 square feet of columnless space. Its hall can accommodate up to 500 8-by-10-foot booths. Your group can enjoy El Paso's beautiful year-round weather at the recently renovated outdoor space - which includes a huge glass canopy that transforms the sun into pools of colored light. The convention campus has expansive venues, hotels, museums, galleries, and fine dining, all within strolling distance.
There are endless options for fun, adventure, and relaxation in El Paso. It is also quite an affordable meeting destination, and we incentivize planners to consider the sunny Southwest for what's sure to be a memorable event. When compared with other major destinations, El Paso consistently delivers more bang for a planner's buck.
Come see what the Sun City is all about.