Salt Lake is a dynamic hub of ongoing innovation, fueled by substantial investments in cutting-edge city infrastructure projects. These investments are propelling Salt Lake towards its goal of becoming the ultimate meeting destination. Amidst this vibrant landscape, our city thrives and expands, with the hospitality sector embracing exciting developments and fresh business opportunities on the horizon. Discover how Salt Lake's unwavering commitment to progress can elevate your meeting, convention, or event.
The New SLC
The New Salt Lake City International Airport is Delta’s 4th largest hub and averages 375 daily departures to nearly 100 destinations. Phase 1 is now open, and it will be fully completed in 2024. TRAX light rail’s airport station shuttles riders directly downtown in a matter of minutes.
The Salt Lake City International Airport continues its multi-year, $5.1 billion rebuild.
- Phase 1 opened in 2020, with 2 concourses and 46 gates.
- Phase 2 continues to add multiple new gates to Concourse A-East, with all 5 opened in May and 4 in August.
In the Works
- The final 13 gates in Concourse A-East are scheduled to open November 2023.
- The Central Tunnel and more gates in Concourse B-East will be finished in 2024. More restaurants and shops are being built as well.
Salt Lake’s hotel capacity is growing and building at an unprecedented rate, with exciting developments happening all the time.
- In 2022, the 700-room Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City opened adjacent to the Salt Palace Convention Center as an important piece of the city’s meeting and convention offering.
- Also opened in 2022 was the one-of-a-kind lodging experience offered by the 50-room evo Hotel, the ultimate launchpad for exploring our urban basecamp.
- In 2023, Salt Lake opened its first Marriott dual-branded hotel, the Element extended stay and Le Méridien boutique hotel, both in the West Quarter area of the convention district adjacent to the convention center.
In the Works
- The Asher Adams hotel in The Gateway is due in late 2024.
- An unnamed planned 5-star hotel will open as part of the West Quarter project.
Two significant multi-use developments in downtown, designed to make Salt Lake even more vibrant, have begun opening portions of their projects in the last year.
The West Quarter, a planned urban neighborhood adjacent to the Salt Palace Convention Center, is at at a walkable junction for meeting and convention attendees with easy access to the Delta Center arena (home of the Utah Jazz NBA basketball team) and The Gateway, an arts and culture district.
- New in the West Quarter in 2023, in addition to the Element and Le Méridien hotels, are the Van Ryder rooftop bar; Adelaide, a French Creole restaurant.
The Post District, another up-and-coming neighborhood, is also combining living spaces with areas for dining, drinking, and more.
- 2023 has seen the opening of the Post District’s first offerings: Urban Hill, a beautiful, upscale, delicious restaurant with New American cuisine that leans to Southwest flavors; Level Crossing Brewery, a new location for an established taproom and restaurant; and Urban Sailor Coffee, a cozy, small-batch roasting coffeehouse.
In the Works
More restaurants, shopping, and business opportunities are scheduled to open at both the West Quarter and the Post District.