About Albuquerque

At the heart of New Mexico beats the pulse of a vibrant city. In Albuquerque, diverse cultures, authentic art and dynamic traditions have helped shape our centuries-old story. No matter your interests, the city has countless opportunities for you to explore. Sample traditional New Mexican cuisine that takes minutes to make and hundreds of years to prepare, experience world-class museums, stroll along Central Avenue under the vintage neon glow of Route 66, or soar high above the city in the hot air ballooning capital of the world — a sight sure to change your perspective.

Immerse yourself in our painted skies, abundant space and more than 310 days of sunshine, which make it possible to ski the slopes of the Sandia Mountains and play a round at one of our award-winning golf courses, all in the same day. Albuquerque is an oasis in the high desert, full of rich history and inspiring ideas. Plan your trip today, and leave Albuquerque viewing your own world in a whole new light.


  • How much is the total cumulative hotel tax? 15.75%
  • How much is the F&B tax? 7.750%
  • How much is the average F&B gratuity? Varies from establishment; hotels are typically 23%, convention center is currently at 22%


  • How many miles from the airport to downtown? 5 miles (7 minute drive)
  • Is there public transportation, such as a bus or subway available? Yes – public transportation via bus is available
  • How much does the public transportation cost? Currently, no charge. The City of Albuquerque’s Zero Fares Pilot Program began January 1, 2022. ABQ RIDE, ART and Sun Van will no longer require passengers to pay to use these services through 6/30/2023. Normal fare is $1.00 for adults.
  • What is the shuttle bus fare from the airport to downtown? $11 for one-way
  • What is the taxi fare from airport to downtown? Approximately $20 plus tip one-way
  • How many daily flights into the airport? over 60 daily flights
  • How many daily flights out of airport? over 60 daily flights
  • Is the airport a hub for any carrier? No
  • What are the major carriers serving airport? Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, Boutique Air, Advanced Air


  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak night? 800
  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak within walking distance to convention center? 610
  • How many headquarter hotel properties? Two (2) – DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque (connected); The Clyde Hotel (adjacent)
  • How many rooms available on peak night at the largest headquarter property? 300 – 365 from The Clyde Hotel
  • Can you list hotels by rating? 5 star, 4 star, 3 star? In downtown Albuquerque the following hotels are available
    5-Star: Andaluz Curio Collection by Hilton
    4-Star: The Clyde Hotel; DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque
    3-Star: Embassy Suites by Hilton; Hilton Garden Inn; Homewood Suites by HiltonAdditional properties & resorts are located outside of the downtown / convention center area. For larger groups, Visit Albuquerque may provide shuttles for groups utilizing perimeter properties and meeting at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Convention Center

  • How many total gross square feet of exhibit space at Convention Center? 167,546 sq ft
  • How much of this exhibit space is contiguous? 102,600 contiguous sq ft
  • How many total gross square feet of meeting space is available at the Convention center? 270,000 square feet of space for meetings & exhibits
  • How many meeting rooms does the convention center have? 31 meeting rooms plus ballroom, exhibit hall, and a 2,350-seat auditorium
  • How big is the largest meeting room? 14,210 sq ft
  • How many ballrooms does the convention center have? One (1) that is divisible into three (3) sections
  • How big is the largest ballroom? 31,000 sq ft
  • When was the last renovation or expansion? 2014
  • When is a future renovation/expansion scheduled? TBD
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the convention center? Yes (in public areas)
  • Is there an exclusive in-house Electrical provider? Yes, ASM Global is the exclusive provider
  • Is there an exclusive in-house AV provider? Yes, Alliance Audio Visual
  • Is there an exclusive in-house decorator? No
  • Is there an exclusive in house caterer? Yes, Savor by ASM Global is the exclusive in-house provider of all food & beverage at the Albuquerque Convention Center
  • Is the convention center a union property? The Albuquerque Convention Center is not a union property but does require the use of Alliance Audio Visual (preferred AV company) for the following services: rigging; house sound & lighting; patching house sound
  • If union property, can you provide estimated pricing list? NA – Right to Work Building
  • Here are a list of labor unions with whom planners will be required to work at the convention center: NA – Right to Work Building

Off Site Venues