About Denver

Welcome to Denver, where urban adventure, 300 days of sunshine, more than 11,000 hotel rooms, a walkable downtown, diverse neighborhoods and chef-driven dining combine to create the world’s best meeting destination. A vibrant outdoor city near the Rocky Mountains, Denver’s stunning architecture and unparalleled views help produce truly epic events.  Plus, Denver is growing! The Colorado Convention Center will soon undergo an extensive expansion that will include flexible meeting space and state-of-the art technological improvements.


  • How much is the total cumulative hotel tax? 15.75%
  • How much is the F&B tax? 8%
  • How much is the average F&B gratuity? 22%


  • How many miles from the airport to downtown? 25 miles
  • Is there public transportation, such as a bus or subway available?
    Yes, as of 2016 the light rail A-Line began operation from Denver International Airport into downtown Union Station
  • How much does the public transportation cost? $10.50/day pass (discounts available!)
  • What is the shuttle bus fare from the airport to downtown? $19 One Way / $42 Roundtrip
  • What is the taxi fare from airport to downtown? $55 One Way Flat Rate
  • How many daily flights out of airport?
    DIA averages more than 1,500 flights daily, non-stop service to more than 160 U.S. destinations, 185 destinations worldwide.
  • Is the airport a hub for any carrier?
    Yes, United, Southwest and Frontier
  • What are the major carriers serving airport?
    ALL major carriers serve DIA. DIA is the 6th busiest airport in the U.S. and the 18th busiest in the world!


  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak night? 6000
  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak within walking distance to convention center? 6000
  • How many headquarter hotel properties?
    Two: Hyatt Regency with 1100 rooms and the Sheraton with 1225 rooms
  • How many rooms available on peak night at the largest headquarter property?
    900 rooms at the Hyatt Regency

Convention Center

  • How many total gross square feet of exhibit space at Convention Center? 584,000 total gsf
  • How many meeting rooms does the convention center have? 63
  • How big is the largest meeting room? 2,000 sf.
  • How many ballrooms does the convention center have2
  • How big is the largest ballroom? 50,000 sf and 35,000 sf
  • When was the last renovation or expansion? 2012
  • When is a future renovation/expansion scheduled?
    2004 was last expansion and renovations are ongoing
  • When is a future renovation/expansion scheduled?
    No future renovations scheduled as of 2015
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the convention center?
    Yes, comp Wi-Fi is available in all Public Space and street level meeting rooms
  • Is there an exclusive in-house Electrical provider? Yes
  • Is there an exclusive in-house AV provider? No
  • Is there an exclusive in-house decorator? No
  • Is there an exclusive in house caterer? Centerplate
  • Is the convention center a union property? Yes
  • Here are a list of labor unions with whom planners will be required to work at the convention center:

Off Site Venues

  • How many off site venues within walking distance can host up to 2,000 people? 4
  • How many off site venues within a ten-minute bus transfer can host up to 2,000 people? 8
  • How many restaurants are within walking distance of the convention center? Over 300
  • Can you list 3-5 local attractions and there whereabouts?
    Elitch Gardens, Coors Field, Pepsi Center, Sports Authority Field, Denver Art Museum, Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver Aquarium, Denver Union Station