Utah’s lively capital city has just what you need to impress your delegates during a large-scale event.
Thanks to its vibrant downtown convention district, world-class venues and an easy-to-navigate urban layout, Salt Lake is perfectly suited to host large-scale events. In fact, it’s during international, all-eyes-on-us occasions that this city shines brightest. And we’re not the only ones who think so—the US Olympic Committee has once again chosen Salt Lake as the official US bid to host a future Olympic Games, in part due to the success of the city’s hosting duties in 2002.
Reliability is crucial when you’re planning on such a big scale, and Salt Lake consistently delivers. Here are three more reasons why it could be the ideal destination for your next global gathering.
Proven Track Record
In addition to the Olympic Games, Salt Lake has also welcomed a variety of high-profile successes including the United Nations Civil Society Conference, Rotary International and the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Home to an abundance of multilingual residents and a friendly local atmosphere that naturally lends itself to hospitality, the city opens it arms to all who visit—whether they’re in town on business or to soak up some of Utah’s great outdoor adventures.
Traveling to Salt Lake—no matter where you’re coming from—offers a kind of dependability that’s rare for a major city. In addition to being Delta’s western hub, Salt Lake City International Airport is consistently ranked as the nation’s number one on-time airport, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. And with an entirely new airport coming in 2020, those flying into SLC will find getting in and out of the city even easier.
A Dream Convention District
After a quick 10-minute drive (or light rail ride) from the airport, your delegates will find themselves in the heart of Salt Lake’s downtown core, home to an incredibly walkable convention district. With 515,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit hall space and 164,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center is among the West’s largest and most technologically advanced centers. Host an event here and your guests will be within walking distance of more than 7,300 hotel rooms, as well as 200 bars and restaurants perfect for post-meeting happy hours, networking events and off-the-clock fun. You’ll also find a variety of unique off-site venues in and around downtown, as well as world-class sports venues, the Mountain America Exposition Center and plenty of opportunities to immerse your attendees in the beauty of the surrounding Wasatch Mountains.
Ready to plan your next big event? It all starts with the perfect host city. Let Visit Salt Lake help you create an experience your attendees will never forget.