If you’re looking for a great convention location but are getting lost in the enormity that is the Dallas Fort-Worth area, it’s time to check out this emerging suburb.
Despite being conveniently located just north of Dallas (and within 30 minutes of both DFW Airport and Love Field), Allen feels like it’s a world away. Here are a few reasons why your next meeting will feel right at home here.
Big City Choices, Small Town Feel
Whether your event is for 50 people or 8,000, Allen has a variety of meeting options that fit the bill. If your attendees are up for exploring during their down time, the city’s historical landmarks and antique stores offer a chance to slow down and relax. Not to mention premier shopping, plenty of patio dining and entertainment (everything from golf to wakeboarding to bowling to batting cages)—all served with a generous dose of southern charm.
Park Your Car and Forget It
Once your attendees get to town, they won’t need to get behind the wheel again until they leave. All major hotels in Allen are walkable to a variety of shopping and dining options. And if your attendees feel like taking a nature walk, many hotels have walking trails right outside the front door (in total, the city boasts 68 miles of walking and biking trails).
New Venues, Exceptional Value
Don’t mistake small town charm for antiquated venues and higher costs. In Allen, you’ll find first-class experiences at prices that won’t wreck your budget. The brand new (and neighboring) Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen and Watters Creek Convention Center adds 90,000 square feet of meeting and convention space to the city. Need more to tempt attendees? Just tell them that a Texas barbecue—prepared by the hotel’s James Beard award-winning chef Stephan Pyles—will be waiting for them.