When you choose Albuquerque as your meeting or corporate retreat location, you raise the quality and character of your meeting, just by being here. Albuquerque offers meeting planners a unique opportunity to infuse meetings and conferences with the rich cultural, artistic and environmental context of this high desert city. The inspirational light and the landscape of open spaces offer attendees a unique context for thinking differently about important mission-driven work for corporate, non-profit, and institutional retreats or meetings.
The city also offers over $300 million in recent hospitality investments and planned developments including hotels, off-site facilities and a $23 million renovation to the SMG-managed Albuquerque Convention Center.
At Albuquerque's meeting and corporate retreat centers, you can open keynote sessions with performances by pueblo dancers, flamenco dancers, or talks by local artists. Nationally recognized cultural institutions, museums and museum style galleries are conveniently located close to seven unique hotel area destinations within the city and can be booked for both small and large groups and for private functions.
Organize group scavenger hunts in Old Town to explore authentic cultural shopping opportunities in a centuries-old historic plaza, or plan a board meeting at one of Albuquerque’s many fine independent restaurants that merge local flavors with contemporary culinary arts. Plan golf tournaments any time of the year on one of four types of courses available in the Albuquerque area including: mountain, parkland and desert courses. A new BMX race track, spacious soccer complexes, and city-wide indoor athletic complexes are available for youth, adult and professional sporting events.
Hotels with meeting facilities and corporate retreat centers are organized in walkable areas, close to shopping, dining and outdoor running trails in distinctive Albuquerque neighborhoods only minutes from the Sunport, Albuquerque’s International Airport. Each hotel district has an identity that reflects the character and southwestern charm, specific to its unique location in the city of Albuquerque. Choose the compelling cosmopolitan energy of Downtown, with nightlife, theaters, and art galleries, retro-chic Nob Hill, a route 66 mainstay, Historic Old Town, defined by a collection of museums and a rich cultural context, four other districts including: Uptown, the Airport, Balloon Fiesta Corridor-North I-25, and Eastside/Westside districts.