meetNKY | Northern Kentucky CVB

Convention Center18,952 sq. m
Guest Rooms7,000
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel350 Guest Rooms
Special Event Venues25
Average Room Rate$129.00
Daily Food Cost$52.00
Occupancy Rate70%
Tax Rate12.36%

meetNKY | Northern Kentucky CVB


Why Choose Our Destination?

Welcome to Northern Kentucky, or NKY as we like to call ourselves. We are the best of the South, on the edge of the North and invite you to check out our version of unbeatable value & jaw-dropping experiences. When it comes to conventions, meetings or events in NKY, planners and attendees enjoy unrivaled hospitality, personalized support and an array of engaging attractions to generate both share-worthy selfies & wow-worthy results. We invite you to meetNKY and see why more than 98% of our meeting planners say they'll return to this gem on the Ohio River in the heart of Cincinnati USA.

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Getting Here

We know, NKY is not on a map. Trust us, we're just as frustrated as you are! Keep reading to get a general idea of our location. Interstates I-75, I-71 and I-74 link NKY to the continental U.S. Interstates 75 and 71 are the major arteries running into, out of and through downtown Cincinnati. I-75 flows north and south, while I-71 flows northeast to southwest through Ohio until it merges with I-75 over the Brent Spence Bridge into NKY. No regional driving experience is complete without a glimpse of "The Cut in the Hill" on northbound I-75 where the Kentucky hills part to reveal Cincinnati's majestic skyline.

Distance from Airport

  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

    19.31 km from City Center


Local Attractions

Creation Museum

18 mi. away
This 75,000-square-foot facility allows families to experience earth history as God has revealed it in the Bible. Nearly 150 exhibits feature fearsome animatronic dinosaurs, talking heroes of the faith, and professional displays that honor God´s Word. The museum also boasts a fun-filled, 200-seat special effects theater, a state-of-the-art planetarium, a petting zoo, nature trails, and lots more.
2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd.
Petersburg, KY, US 41080

Newport Aquarium

1 mi. away
The 100,000 square foot Newport Aquarium showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water including the enormously popular "Sweet Pea" and "Scooter," the stars of the first shark ray breeding program in the world. This state-of-the-art facility was named the No.1 aquarium in the 2012 Readers' Choice Travel Awards from
One Aquarium Way
Newport on the Levee
Newport, KY, US 41071

Ark Encounter

30 mi. away
Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old.
1 Ark Encounter Drive
Williamstown, KY, US 41097

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

6 mi. away
Voted the #1 attraction in Cincinnati and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey, the Cincinnati Zoo features award-winning animal habitats and spectacular garden & plant displays featuring over 500 animals and 3,000 plant species. Numerous special animal exhibits include Giraffe Ridge, Manatee Springs, World of the Insect, Jungle Trails, Gorilla World, Tiger Canyon and much more.
3400 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH, US 45220

Braxton Brewery

1 mi. away
A great venue in downtown Covington that is a strong example of the craft brewing renaissance happening in NKY/Cincy USA.
27 West 7th Street
Covington, KY, US 41011

Cincinnati Reds

1 mi. away
Located on the winding banks of the Ohio River, Great American Ball Park (GABP) is the home of the Cincinnati Reds, baseball's first professional franchise. Praised for innovative features, breathtaking views and affordable seating options, GABP also celebrates the team's rich history with the Reds Hall of Fame and award-wining Team Shop!
100 Joe Nuxhall Way
Cincinnati, OH, US 45202

New Riff Distilling

1 mi. away
New Riff Distilling, open in 2014, is the newest member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour. Book a craft beer and Bourbon tasting—where uber-modern meeting spaces blend seamlessly within the craft process, making it the perfect spot for unique photo-ops and an unforgettable after-hours event.
24 Distillery Way
Newport, KY, US 41073

BB Riverboats

1 mi. away
Family-owned and operated BB Riverboats has been a staple of the beautiful Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky riverfront for more than 30 years. Learn about the history of the Ohio River, dance under the stars or enjoy a sightseeing, lunch or dinner or other specialty cruise aboard an authentic paddle wheel riverboat. Public cruises and private charters available.
101 Riverboat Row
Newport, KY, US 41071

Convention Centers

  • Northern Kentucky Convention Center

    Northern Kentucky Convention Center is located at One West RiverCenter Boulevard, Kentucky, USA.Offers excellent opportunities for inspiring meetings, management training, motivational events, training courses, symposiums and conferences.

    • Exhibit Space4,500 sq. m
      Total Meeting Space> 10,000 sq. m