About Denver

Denver, the capital of Colorado, is an American metropolis dating to the Old West era. Larimer Square, the city’s oldest block, features landmark 19th-century buildings. Museums include the Denver Art Museum, an ultramodern complex known for its collection of indigenous works, and the mansion of famed Titanic survivor Molly Brown. Denver is also a jumping-off point for ski resorts in the nearby Rocky Mountains.

Taxes

  • 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%

Airport

  • 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? $9/day pass
  • 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!

Hotels

  • 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:
    IATSE LOCAL 7

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

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