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Meeting FAQ

  1. How many square feet of exhibit space does the Albuquerque Convention Center have?
    The 600,000 square foot SMG-managed Albuquerque Convention Center provides over 167,000 square feet of exhibit space.
  2. How many meeting rooms does the Convention Center have?
    27 meeting rooms of various capacities
  3. What is the largest downtown hotel? How many rooms? Meeting space?
    The Hyatt Regency Albuquerque has 395 total rooms and 26,000 square feet of meeting space.
  4. How many hotels rooms are within walking distance to the Convention Center?
    There are more than 900 total rooms within walking distance and 15,000 rooms in the Albuquerque area.
  5. What is the peak room capacity for a citywide?
    950 peak rooms downtown
  6. How old is the Albuquerque Convention Center?
    The East Complex is 17 years old and the West Complex is 35 years old. The Albuquerque Convention Center is about to undergo a $23 million renovation.
  7. What are the average monthly temperatures in Albuquerque?

    Month

    Average
    High/Low °F

    Average Humidity

    Sunshine
    Possibility

    January

    47/23

    55%

    88%

    February

    53/27

    49%

    77%

    March

    61/33

    39%

    73%

    April

    70/41

    33%

    79%

    May

    79/50

    32%

    76%

    June

    89/59

    28%

    85%

    July

    92/64

    42%

    75%

    August

    89/63

    45%

    67%

    September

    82/56

    49%

    71%

    October

    71/44 

    43%

    69%

    November

    57/31

    48%

    87%

    December

    48/24

    56%

    86%

  8. What is the distance from the airport to downtown?
    The airport is just four miles from downtown, or a 10-minute drive from the majority of our hotels.
  9. What is occupancy tax in Albuquerque?
    There is a 6% lodgers tax on hotels.
  10. Navajo Girls in State Fair competition by Jeff GreenbergWhat is the sales tax in Albuquerque?
    Instead of sales tax, New Mexico leaves a gross receipts tax on goods and service providers (which is passed on to the buyer). In Albuquerque, this tax is 7%.
  11. What are the transportation options from the airport to downtown?
    Shuttle-$16 round trip
    Taxi-$12 (one way)
  12. Is it safe to walk downtown?
    Yes, but as with any metropolitan area, safety awareness is always a necessity.
  13. How many restaurants are in downtown Albuquerque?
    Downtown has over 70 restaurants.
  14. Is there a welcome program at the airport?
    There is an
    Information Center at the Albuquerque International Sunport
    Located in the lower level of in the baggage claim area. There's information available 24 hours a day, but it is staffed with volunteers daily from 9:30am to 8pm., except Saturdays when it is staffed from 9:30am to 4:30pm.
  15. Is Albuquerque a union city?
    No, New Mexico is a right to work state

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