Destination Cleveland

Convention center20,903 sq. m
Guest Rooms23,000
Guest rooms at 1 hotel500 guest rooms
Special event venues275
Average room rate$109.00
Daily food cost$56.00
Occupancy rate58%
Tax rate8%

Destination Cleveland


Meet in Cleveland

Food trucks? Check. Funky venues? Got ‘em. Volunteer opps? Done. Destination Cleveland swanks a dedicated convention services team at the ready to make your wildest convention and meeting’s dreams a reality. Better still, we’ve got the goods to make your event the real deal in The Land: •Downtown Cleveland is home to approximately 5,000 guestrooms across major hotel brands. That number increases to 22,000 guestrooms for Greater Cleveland. •The Huntington Convention Center boasts 225,000 GSF of exhibit space, a 32,000-square-foot grand ballroom and 40+ breakout rooms. •Cleveland’s has the first-class combination of air service from legacy low-cost and ultra-low-cost airlines servicing approximately 141 daily direct flights to 40 markets. •Voted one of the most walkable cities in America, Downtown Cleveland offers a free downtown trolley service that connects hotels, business districts and entertainment. In Cleveland, we’ve got the world-class experiences without the world-class ego. And for that, you’re welcome. Join in at or reach out to your Destination Cleveland sales rep to get the ball rolling.


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Distance from airport

  • Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport

    19.31 km from city center

  • Akron-Canton Airport

    82.08 km from city center


Local Attractions

Cleveland Hopkins international Airport (CLE)

12 mi. away
Northeast Ohio’s premiere air service gateway with 150 daily departures to 47 nonstop markets, including flights to most major US cities, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. CLE offers service from 9 airlines including legacy, low cost and ultra-low cost carriers. The airport is 12 miles to downtown and has direct rail service from the terminal.
5300 Riverside Drive
Cleveland, OH, US 44135

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

5 minutes away
Here’s a fact: When you visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, you and your companions aren’t going to agree on everything. It happens all the time — you enter as friends, you leave as … friends who can’t decide if Pearl Jam is more or less worthy of inclusion than, say, Journey. No Rock Hall visitor leaves without weighing in on who should and shouldn’t be included in the hall of fame. Elvis? The Beatles? Those are no-brainers. Madonna and Run DMC? Talk amongst yourselves. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a unique setting for an opening or closing reception.
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, OH, US 44114

Akron-Canton Airport

40 mi. away
An easy 50-minute drive from downtown Cleveland and just minutes away from downtown Akron and downtown Canton. Low fares, short lines and less confusion make Akron-Canton Airport a better way to go. CAK offers the lowest average fare of any airport in Ohio, with big airport amenities and a small airport feel. Serviced daily by American, Delta, Spirit, and United to 13 nonstop destinations, plus easy one-stop connections to the globe.
5400 Lauby Rd.
North Canton, OH, US 44720

East 4th Street Entertainment District

1 mi. away
A nightlife destination of choice, this narrow brick street is packed with upscale eateries and entertainment. Take in a live music at the House of Blues. Laugh along with your favorite comedian at Hilarities. Bowl at the upscale Corner Alley. Savor a pint at Flannery's or dine at Chef Michael Symon's Lola.
East Fourth Street
Cleveland, OH, US 44114

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Convention center
The Huntington Convention Center puts Cleveland back on industry leaders’ radar as a top meetings and convention destination to host national and regional conventions, trade shows, conferences, consumer shows and special events. Appropriately ranked fourth on PCMA Convene magazine’s “Top 15 Convention Centers in Highly Walkable Places” list, the 750,000-square-foot facility is centrally located in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Attendees can travel with ease from the 225,000-square-foot exhibition hall floor to multiple restaurants, world-class attractions and 18 downtown hotels. Offering flexible exhibition and meeting space along with the capabilities to host virtual meetings, the facility is a sustainable venue with endless possibilities to accommodate small or large groups. The new facility is connected to the 600-room Hilton Cleveland Downtown, opened in 2016. Amenities • 225,000 square feet of Class A exhibition space divisible into three sections featuring 90-foot spacing between columns and 30-foot ceilings • 90,000 square feet dedicated to 41 state-of-the-art meeting rooms with easy access to additional meeting room space in the Cleveland Public Auditorium • 32,000-square-foot, column-free grand ballroom overlooking Cleveland’s lakefront attractions including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Great Lake Science Center and FirstEnergy Stadium, home to the Cleveland Browns • 17 covered truck docks and indoor turnaround • Wireless connectivity, multisite video conferencing, high-definition display systems • Access to outdoor event space on 12 acres of land • LEED Gold-certified
300 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH, US 44113

Cleveland Museum of Art

5 mi. away
The Cleveland Museum of Art consistently ranks as one of the best comprehensive art museums in the United States and one of the most-visited in the world. But what does that actually mean? It means, this isn’t the kind of museum where you show up, look at a couple of Picassos, then find the nearest bar. It's home to more than 61,000 works of art spanning 6,000 years — including soothing lily pad oils by Monet, ancient hot bod Grecian statues and 100 very vivid images of Marilyn Monroe thanks to Andy Warhol. Oh, and after more than 100 years, the museum’s founders would be pleased to know that their bedrock belief that admission should be free to the general public is still adhered to, today. You might be pleased to know that, as well. Because, you know … free.
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH, US 44106

International Exposition Center (I-X Center)

Convention center
13 mi. away
The 9th largest convention center in North America, with over 1-million sq. ft. of contiguous primary exhibit space on the same level. This flexible space includes a 16,000 sq. ft. Grand Ball Room, 26 meeting rooms and transitional seating for 2,500 guests. We also offer a unique one-stop business model unlike any facility in the world. We provide all show services in one location including decorating, drayage, signage, exhibit building, and more. That means one contract, one invoice, and one experienced management team and labor force to handle all event requirements.
One I-X Center Dr.
Cleveland, OH, US 44135

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

5 mi. away
From dinosaurs to diamonds, the museum is a beautiful blend of traditional and interactive galleries related to history, art and the natural world. One of the most unique venues for your next event. Your rental includes the entire first floor of the Museum, free parking with security internally and externally.
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, OH, US 44106

Convention Centers

  • Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland an ASM Global Managed Facility

    The Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland an SMG Managed Facility connects planners with 225,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space,410,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, a 32,000 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom and 40 breakout rooms.

  • I-X Center

    Located one mile south of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, The International Exposition Center offers over one million square feet of contiguous exhibition and conference space.


Additional Information

All work and no play? Nah, not in Cleveland. Let’s be honest, when the meeting’s over, that’s when the real fun gets started. Nosh. Nibble. Nom - If your attendees are the hunt for chain restaurants and find-anywhere-fare, Cleveland’s probably not the best option. But if your attendees crave innovative menus and locally sourced cuisine — whether they’re tipping back craft cold ones in old-school dives or behind champagne flutes at white tableclothed celeb chef spots — Cleveland is the place to level up their convention experience. Amp it up - A visit to Cleveland without a stop at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is practically unlawful around here. Take a gander at rock’s eccentric past in the gorgeous, glass-enclosed museum along Lake Erie. If those notes hit too heavy, catch a performance by the world-class Cleveland Orchestra or a Broadway blockbuster at Playhouse Square, the nation’s largest performing arts district outside of NYC. From the Dawg Pound to Loudville - Clevelanders are a passionate bunch when it comes to sports. Catch a post-game fireworks show above the ballpark at Progressive Field. Experience the fieriness from raucous Browns fans at FirstEnergy Stadium. Or, scope the intense energy of a Cavs game at Quicken Loans Arena. Art attack - Never laid eyes on a real Picasso? Now’s your chance. The Cleveland Museum of Art, one of the most prestigious art museums in the country, offers free admission to its permanent collection all year round. Too swanky? Browse modern art inside a turn-of-the-century transformer station, meet local crafters inside a rehabbed automobile factory or just take a turn through University Circle, the most concentrated square mile of arts and culture in the nation.