Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

March 18 2013

Davis County

By Jennifer N. Dienst, Contributing Editor

Where business meets adventure

For a conveniently located meeting destination with a real Western experience, Davis County, Utah, ranks high in popularity for its easy proximity to the Great Salt Lake. Davis County is just 20 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, which offers more than 800 flights daily, and whether groups just want to relax and float in the saltwater or get adventurous with a sunset horseback ride along the beach, the options are plentiful. Attendees with a penchant for wildlife viewing will spot everything from antelope to bison on Antelope Island, and during the winter the destination is famous for the “greatest snow on earth,” with 10 ski resorts within an hour from the Davis Conference Center.

When it's time to settle in, Davis County has 1,700-plus hotel rooms, including all of the major hotel brands attendees love. A total of 550 rooms surround the Davis Conference Center, and the new Best Western Layton Park is located directly across the street. But the Davis County experience extends far beyond its lodging — the area's world-class dining scene has more than 365 restaurants, 90 of which are within walking distance of the center and surrounding hotels.

When it's time to get down to business, the Davis Conference Center has more than 70,000 square feet state-of-the-art, high-tech meeting space, as well as an additional 7,000 square feet of premier ballroom space. The award-winning design of the facility includes all of the latest cutting-edge technology for meeting planners to successfully execute efficient yet impressive events. On the food and- beverage side of the facility, the talented culinary team is renowned for its first-class service, and its chefs are one of the biggest reasons why planners return again and again to the Davis Conference Center.


Conference facilities

  • The Davis Conference Center has more than 70,000 square feet of meeting space.

Hotel rooms

  • More than 1,700, including 550 within walking distance of the Davis Conference Center


  • Horseback riding and cruises along the Great Salt Lake; wildlife watching on Antelope Island; and 10 golf courses and 10 ski resorts in the area

For more information: Davis Area Convention and Visitors Bureau — 888.777.9771;davis.travel

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