Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention center120,774 sq. m
Guest Rooms16,986
Guest rooms at 1 hotel1,408 guest rooms
Special event venues80
Average room rate$176.00
Daily food cost$54.00
Occupancy rate78.9%
Tax rate7%

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau


Why Choose Our Destination?

Philadelphia has a history of hosting important moments. See how we can make your event one of the best. EXPERTISE We’ve hosted monumental events such as the World Meeting of Families Congress in 2015, which brought Pope Francis to Philadelphia, the Democratic National Convention in 2016, the NFL Draft in 2017 and the Army-Navy Game in 2018. Our experienced sales and services teams—including our business development divisions—have a proven record of exceeding attendance goals and crafting amazing events. VIBRANT CITY Philadelphia’s history, architecture, public art and bustling street life make it the perfect backdrop for any event. America’s birthplace is home to iconic, unmatched historical attractions, an award-winning dining scene, world-renowned arts and cultural institutions and tax-free shopping. LOCATION/WALKABILITY Philadelphia’s location in the center of the Northeast Corridor makes it extremely easy for attendees to travel here. As one of the most walkable cities in the country, the City of Brotherly Love has everything attendees need within walking distance of hotels and meeting spaces. FACILITIES Philadelphia has unique and historic special event venues for meetings of all types and sizes. The Pennsylvania Convention Center, an SMG-managed and LEED-certified facility, features 1 million square feet of saleable space and the largest ballroom on the East Coast (55,408 square feet). ACCOMMODATIONS Philadelphia has one of the most compact housing packages in the country with more than 12,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. There are 40 hotel brands in the city, ranging from small boutiques to big names. The PHLCVB has a dedicated team of meeting professionals ready to partner with you on your next, most successful event. Contact us today.


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Distance from airport

  • Philadelphia International Airport

    12.87 km from city center