About Long Beach

Our ocean sunsets are not the only reason to consider Long Beach.  Everything about this city exudes optimism for event planners.  It’s about how we can help you affordably maximize the latest trends, creativity and technology to executive corporate-style meetings on an entirely new level.  We own our own assets at the convention center, so we can save you hundreds of thousands of dollars in décor alone.  Let our pristine waterfront become your playground!


  • How much is the total cumulative hotel tax? 15.065%
  • How much is the F&B tax? 10.25%
  • How much is the average F&B gratuity? 22%


  • How many miles from the airport to downtown?
    Long Beach Airport – 6 miles
    LAX – 21 miles
    Orange County – 23 miles
  • Is there public transportation, such as a bus or subway available? Yes
  • How much does the public transportation cost? $9
  • What is the shuttle bus fare from the airport to downtown? $18 – $32
  • What is the taxi fare from airport to downtown? $65
  • How many daily flights out of airport?
  • Is the airport a hub for any carrier?
  • What are the major carriers serving airport?
    Between 3 airports all carriers are available


  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak night? 2000
  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak within walking distance to convention center? 1600
  • How many headquarter hotel properties3
  • How many rooms available on peak night at the largest headquarter property? 450

Convention Center

  • How many total gross square feet of exhibit space at Convention Center? 224,000
  • How much of this exhibit space is contiguous? 224,000
  • How many total gross square feet of meeting space is available at the Convention center? 400,000+
  • How many meeting rooms does the convention center have? 35
  • How big is the largest meeting room? 4,400 sq ft
  • How many ballrooms does the convention center have3
  • How big is the largest ballroom? 45,000 sq ft
  • When was the last renovation or expansion? 2017
  • When is a future renovation/expansion scheduled? TBD
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the convention center? Free in public areas
  • Is there an exclusive in-house Electrical provider? No
  • Is there an exclusive in-house AV provider? No
  • Is there an exclusive in-house decorator? No
  • Is there an exclusive in house caterer? Savor
  • Is the convention center a union property? No
  • If union property, can you provide estimated pricing list? N/A
  • Here are a list of labor unions with whom planners will be required to work at the convention center: Decorator used must belong to a union 

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? 5
  • How many restaurants are within walking distance of the convention center? 156
  • Can you list 3-5 local attractions and there whereabouts?
    • The Queen Mary (downtown)
    • Aquarium of the Pacific (downtown)
    • Shoreline Village (downtown)
    • Catalina Island (water taxi from downtown, 45 minutes)