Kissimmee, just south of Orlando, is a place where perfect space and facilities, convenient location, world-class entertainment and superb service come together. Blessed with beautiful weather, small-town charm and endless possibilities for great meetings and fun, Kissimmee has plenty to offer business and leisure travelers alike. A commitment to service, emphasis on hospitality and plenty of facilities that offer an inviting blend of business and pleasure are just a few of the hallmarks of this Central Florida destination. Kissimmee is not only at the doorstep of Disney World theme parks and a short drive to Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando, but it is the most desirable Central Florida meeting location! Kissimmee’s popularity is due in part to its ease of access. Orlando International Airport (MCO) is only 20-to-30 -minute drive to every meeting property in Kissimmee.
Kissimmee offers a variety of meeting properties from independent boutique hotels, to top brand hotels and resorts. More than 1,000,000 square feet of meeting space and nearly 300 venues. Over 45,000 accommodation options, including 22,000 vacation homes. Over 1,200 things to do, over 200 restaurants, and only minutes from Disney Springs®, which boasts six restaurants by James Beard Award Winning Chefs, and an average temperature of 72°F.
Interesting Fact: Kissimmee has been recognized as Cvent’s Top 50 Meeting Destinations in the United States since 2013.
Thinking about where to hold your next big convention or event? Come to Ottawa, Canada’s Capital! Ottawa is an accessible city, easy to get to and to get around. Within a 2 hour flight of over 200 million North Americans, Ottawa International Airport is just 15 minutes from downtown.
Ottawa meeting and convention hotels include national and international brands including Fairmont, Marriott, Westin, Delta and Accor Hotels. All are equipped with state-of-the-art meeting rooms, offer an array of guestroom types, and have extensive group hosting experience. Other venues include the EY Centre, a 220,000 square foot, purpose-built exhibition facility offering four contiguous state-of-the-art exhibit halls, meeting rooms, banquet facilities and extensive parking, located next to the International Airport; the Infinity Convention Centre and the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.
Ottawa is home to several national museums as well as award-winning cultural and natural attractions. Although Ottawa is a bustling urban city, its natural beauty cannot be ignored. From scenic, winding pathways in the warmer weather months, to the beautiful Rideau Canal, which freezes over in the winter to become the world’s largest skating rink, Ottawa has something to offer everyone, no matter what their interests might be.
Interesting Fact: As a smart city, Ottawa hosts the highest concentration of PhDs in Canada, including 74,000 scientists and engineers. Ottawa is home to world-class research institutes, thriving start-ups and established firms in health & life sciences, cleantech, defense and security, telecommunications and e-commerce.
San Francisco Travel works with hotels and vendors in downtown San Francisco as well as East Bay, Silicon Valley, Wine Country, Yosemite, Central Valley, Monterey/Carmel and more! It’s their pleasure to assist with meetings of all sizes from self-contained meetings based at one hotel to citywide meetings utilizing multiple properties and The Moscone Center. Within the San Francisco metro area there are more than 33,990 hotel rooms and two-thirds are within walking distance of The Moscone Center.
Go beyond rooftop bars and concert halls. San Francisco has so many unexpected special event venues to choose from, in addition to reliable, traditional spaces. With creativity, flexibility, and sustainability, there’s no end to the authentic, one-of-a-kind experiences you can create for attendees in San Francisco.
Interesting Fact: The recently completed Moscone expansion has added more than 170,000 gross square feet of flexible meeting space to the Center, including a 50,000-square-foot ballroom. The center now also features an enclosed pedestrian bridge connecting the North and South buildings above Howard St., featuring light art by famous creator Leo Villareal.
A vibrant outdoor city at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is an epicenter for world-class museums, the performing arts, live music and professional sports. Denver International Airport (DEN), recently named America’s best airport by both Wall Street Journal and Skytrax, has one of the top three largest domestic networks, with nonstop service to nearly 200 U.S. cities.
The Colorado Convention Center (CCC) was designed by meeting planners for meeting planners. Consisting of just three levels, the CCC boasts 584,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 63 meeting rooms, two hotel-quality ballrooms (50,000 square feet and 35,000 square feet, respectively) and the 5,000 fixed-seat Bellco Theatre. An expansion is on the way and will bring up to 80,000 square feet of new flexible meeting and ballroom space, as well as 50,000 square feet of pre-function space and a 50,000 square-foot rooftop terrace with stunning mountain and skyline views. The expansion will also provide best-in-class technology improvements. Within walking distance of the CCC are hundreds of restaurants, plus 11,000 hotel rooms. Metro-wide, the city has nearly 50,000 hotel rooms, with all brands and price points represented.
Interesting Fact: VISIT DENVER, The Conventions & Visitors Bureau, has won all major service industry awards for the past 26 years – that’s more than a quarter century of success!
Contact your GC Account Executive or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to plan your next meeting or event at one of these amazing destinations!