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8 top locations for your next meeting or convention in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico, with an international airport that makes the city easy to reach from anywhere in the country. Stunning sunsets, unique cuisine and beautiful weather are just a few of the things conference attendees can enjoy while visiting. Plus, there are many locations to host a world-class meeting or convention in Albuquerque that your attendees will appreciate.

One of the biggest meeting spaces in the city is the Albuquerque Convention Center. Located in the heart of Downtown and managed by ASM Global, the convention center underwent a $25 million renovation in 2014. With easy access to both interstates in Albuquerque and situated a short drive from the airport, the facility provides exceptional service from trained professionals. It includes 167,562 total square feet of exhibit space, including 106,200 of unobstructed space. There is also a 2,350-seat auditorium, 27 meeting rooms and a 31,000-square-foot ballroom. The convention center can hold more than 9,000 attendees. An exclusive in-house food and beverage provider can create custom menus featuring local cuisine. Vendor services are also available.

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More than 900 hotel rooms are within walking distance of the convention center, including more than 380 at The Clyde Hotel, located just steps from the center’s doors. This luxury hotel is in the middle of a transformation and is being reimagined with stunning Pueblo Deco design to reflect something uniquely Albuquerque. The Clyde offers more than 30,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space, along with an 11,000-square-foot grand ballroom that is the perfect area to host conferences and social events. Host your meeting or conference at The Clyde, and attendees will have numerous dining and entertainment options all within walking distance.

Hotel Albuquerque, located in Old Town, is a top destination for meetings and events. Featuring 188 newly renovated guest rooms and more than 41,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space, meeting planners often return to Hotel Albuquerque because of its reputation for well-executed events. There is an additional 21,000 square feet of outdoor event space in the gardens and pavilion surrounding the hotel. Additionally, Hotel Albuquerque is located across the street from Sawmill Market, an artisanal food hall with more than two dozen local vendors and cuisine from around the world.

For more intimate meetings, consider Hotel Chaco. An AAA 4-Diamond boutique property, Hotel Chaco is situated in the Sawmill District adjacent to Old Town Albuquerque. Its Gathering Meeting room has state-of-the-art technology and expansive glass doors that contain 1,500 square feet of meeting space. The Terrace Suite features 2,000 square feet of rooftop space that offers some of the best views of Albuquerque. For a distinctive venue, host your meeting surrounded by beautiful works of art within Gallery Hózhó. Attendees can take advantage of the on-site tour company Heritage Inspirations, with coordinated outdoor expeditions and walking tours.

Located just outside the heart of Downtown, Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque has almost 24,000 square feet of event space and 19 meeting rooms for events of all sizes. The Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North is conveniently located just off a major interstate. The hotel features 30,509 square feet of meeting space, including a ballroom that can accommodate up to 1,800 attendees.

Choices for meetings in the Uptown neighborhood, which is near shopping centers and restaurants, include the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown. It features 15,375 square feet of event space, with its largest room capable of hosting 900 attendees. Also in the Uptown area is the Albuquerque Marriott Hotel, with 23,754 square feet of meeting space that can be configured into 21 event rooms. Its Grand Balloon can seat up to 1,100 attendees in a theater setting. No matter what your group requires, you’ll find the perfect venue in Albuquerque.