The first Salt Palace in Utah was built in 1899 but was destroyed by fire in 1910. An indoor arena with the same name was completed in 1969 and was home to several professional sports teams while hosting concerts and other events. In 1994 the arena was demolished and a convention center was built in its place. Two expansions to that building, in 2000 and 2005, increased its size to 679,000 square feet. Adjoined to the facility are the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and Abravanel Hall, home of the Utah Symphony.

Many of the convention center's most striking visual features were obtained through the creative use of hollow structural steel in exposed applications. The entrance towers, delicate snowflake chandeliers, and grand five-story main concourse make the Salt Palace part architectural showpiece, part modern art sculpture, and ready to be all business.

SMG manages the facility on behalf of Salt Lake County, owner of the building. SMG employees take pride in maintaining an attractive, safe, secure, technologically advanced, welcoming and well-run facility. We strive to exceed our clients' expectations regardless of the size of the event. We embrace the idea that our purpose reaches beyond our doors and into the community of Salt Lake City. Our S.O.A.R. program personifies our values as an important part of the hospitality industry in Utah. 

The convention facility also houses the Visit Salt Lake executive offices, the Visit Salt Lake Visitors' Center, Simply Salt Lake gift shop and the SMG administrative offices. 


As we strive to reduce, reuse, and recycle; we believe that by carefully considering the environmental impact of all of our business decisions before we make them, we have been able to shrink our ecological footprint ... more
Our organization values are reflected in our S.O.A.R. program:
Service for Success - Outreach to Our Community - Awareness of Safety - Responsibility to our Environment more
If you are interested in a fun and team-oriented work environment, then the Salt Palace Convention Center and South Towne Exposition Center are the places to be. Our employees excel in a common sense approach to ... more
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