Salt Lake for Conventions
Don't just take our word for it. Salt Lake consistently makes a good impression with our clients and in the meetings industry.
Shari W. Pontillo
Associate Manager International Meetings
"As you work with other planners on coming to Salt Lake City, I wanted to offer my endorsement of the city. Absolutely, the first thing you notice is the incredible natural beauty that frames Salt Lake. Everywhere you look, you’re surrounded by these incredible mountains – this is the kind of setting that created an unforgettable experience for our attendees.
The city, its hotels, restaurants and services offered a good variety and quality at a variety of price points. The new convention facilities were everything we look in a convention center and the variety of restaurants was, to be honest, really surprising and exciting. Great food was everywhere.
Something that we knew yet didn’t fully understand until we held our meeting in your city is that Salt Lake is an international city with many cultures which was essential to an international meeting such as ours. Their hospitality is amazing – you have to experience it to understand the difference it made to the success of our convention. We received multiple comments on how friendly everyone was and how much they enjoyed the city and its many attractions.
Good luck on all of your endeavors as you show the world what Salt Lake has to offer to them. "
Vice President of Race Operations
"From my experience, it really doesn't get any nicer or more convenient than Salt Lake. The city is vibrant, has a safe downtown and the mountains, with outdoor recreation opportunities, is so close. Getting to the city and around the city (key for my group) is really easy, whether walking or riding the light rail system. There is plenty of shopping and in-city activities...a great city feel without the extreme hustle and bustle you get in some other major cities. The fact that you can be in the mountains in mere minutes from getting into your car is pretty awesome!"
Director of Events
"We do an event that has been coming to Salt Lake for the past 20+ years, and our delegates look forward to the city every year, they know it well, it's an easy city to get to know, it's safe so they feel very comfortable walking around, looking at the many things Salt Lake City has to offer. There's some great restaurants, great bars, they have their favorites, and they frequent them every year."
Director of Meetings and Conventions
American Society of Agronomy
"The mountains are about a half hour away, if you want to get up there and go ski. There's so much to do, and you wake up in the morning, open up your blinds, and you're looking at mountains- which is really cool. Coming from Wisconsin, that is a treat."
"Everything is compact here. You don't need a cab to go to restaurants, or any entertainment, venues, it's so compact, it's a perfect package. You can ride TRAX, free of charge, downtown. How many cities out there today charge you $1.25 or $1.50, whatever it is, you know you're in line, trying to get on the train, and there's a line of regulars behind you, you don't know how much fare to pay, and all this. TRAX allows you to ride anywhere in the downtown area, you just hop on a train, hop on a bus."
"It's a city constantly growing, and becoming better and better for meeting planners. You've got to come out and see it."
David Kanagy, CAE
Society of Mining, Metallurgy, & Exploration, Inc.
"What's wonderful about Salt Lake is that you can literally land at the airport at 9:00 in the morning, and by 9:45 you can be skiing because they are only 30 minutes away. By the time you get your gear on, you're ready to go in about 45 minutes."
"The restaurants in the Salt Lake convention center area provide our attendees with a wide variety of dining options, from simple, chain restaurants to very fine dining, exquisite cuisine-type of restaurants, and it's very much appreciated by those who attend our meeting."