Why Choose San Antonio?
Meeting planners are drawn to San Antonio thanks to its central location, year-round favorable weather, accessibility, downtown’s walkability, price and variety of options. And as a top leisure destination in the nation, San Antonio offers attendees an experience that stretches far beyond the conference room. Visitors enjoy a wide array of unforgettable attractions, history and culture that can’t be found elsewhere. The $325 million expansion of the Henry B González Convention Center completed in 2016 allows the city to meet the needs of the evolving meetings industry with innovative design, flexible space and advanced technology. Transformational renovations and expansions have also taken place at some of our city’s other amazing venues including the Alamodome, the Pearl, the Witte Museum, San Antonio Botanical Garden and Hemisfair Park, just to name a few. Hospitality is engrained in the city’s culture. A warm welcome is the standard, not the exception. We also know the importance of absolute professionalism, impeccable standards, and the bottom line. And even though everything in Texas is bigger, we never lose sight of the smallest details. That includes being mindful of your budget as we help you find value dates and hot group rates as well as working with our partners to provide the best value-added meeting experience around. Your specialized, award-winning Visit San Antonio team is committed to helping you plan your meeting with an exceptional sales and services staff, including marketing assistance, on-site materials, and housing assistance. Our Housing Department offers free housing services to any group using three or more on a minimum of 900 rooms on peak night. Let us save you time, save you money and wow attendees.
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San Antonio International Airport, located in north central San Antonio, is approximately eight miles from downtown and is easily accessible from the major highways in and around the city. Two terminals serve the public, and 12 airlines serve the airport. San Antonio is approximately 80 miles southwest of Austin, 200 miles west of Houston and 275 miles south of Dallas.
Distance from Airport
- San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
12.87 km from City Center
Nestled in the heart of historic downtown San Antonio along the banks of the world famous River Walk thrives the nucleus of our City’s convention industry. The Henry B. González Convention Center (HBGCC) plays host to more than 300 events each year with over 750,000 convention delegates from around the world. The facility offers meeting and exhibit space within walking distance to the River Walk, historical attractions, restaurants, shops and hotels. It also meets the ever-evolving needs of the industry with innovative design and flexible indoor and outdoor space. Facility features include: -514,000 sq ft of contiguous exhibit space -86,500 sq ft of column-free multipurpose space -Over 70 meeting rooms, including divisible breakout rooms -The largest ballroom in Texas: Stars at Night Ballroom-54,000 sq ft -Improved circulation, wayfinding and accessibility of spaces -Innovative design, flexible spaces and advanced technology -The largest indoor courtyard -Eco-friendly design using energy reduction measures -Full service UPS Business Center -Multiple loading docks -Wi-Fi connectivity -Compressed air, electricity, water and drainage available in the exhibit halls Support Services: • Visit San Antonio’s award-winning Destination Services Division works with the Sales Division to create a seamless transition from sales to service. Service assistance includes the following: -Computerized housing and registration assistance -Coordination of site and planning meetings -Community awareness of groups meeting in San Antonio -Welcome signage at airport -Marketing support through customized microsites, print and electronic attendance builders -PR support through digital images, B-roll and destination copy -Liaison for contacts with city, county and state officials