Destination: Salt Lake City Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By Dan Johnson
April 23, 2013
For a somewhat sparsely populated state that doesn't have a city with more than 190,000 residents, Utah has been getting quite a bit of attentation from meeting groups. Attendees are attracted to the state rich historical heritage, including its native american roots and abundance of mormon culture, as well as newer additions, including the sudance Film Festival in park city, which quickly became internationally famous when it began in 1978.
By Steve Winston
December 31, 2012
If you’re looking for a room with a view, you’ve come to the right place. The Rocky Mountains have plenty of room. And the views are certainly spectacular. Meetings here are often more productive simply because the surroundings are so energizing. The air is fresher. The terrain is grander. The excitement level among attendees is higher. And the opportunities for memorable meetings and team building are exceptional.
By Jennie Nunn
September 25, 2012
It might be best known for some of the finest powder-covered slopes in the country and the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, but don’t be fooled— Greater Salt Lake City isn’t just another big ski and snowboard destination. In fact, the region offers some of the country’s best art and history museums, historic railroads, down-to-earth locals, renowned restaurants and jaw-dropping terrain fit for enthusiasts of everything from mountain biking and hiking to nature photography and wildlife viewing.
By Kathy Chin Leong
August 31, 2010
Slogging through the snow, frozen snowshoers finally arrive to their destination, a Mongolian yurt hidden among powdery mounds. It’s not exactly a reenactment of the historic Donner Party, for these trekkers immediately cast off their bulky layers, uncork their wine and descend unrelentingly on a five-course meal. This is Solitude Resort near Salt Lake City, a hip spot for skiing and a gourmet dinner, which includes a one-mile snowshoe hike into the woods to an authentic, round tent framed with wood beams and stretched canvas.
By John Anderson
August 27, 2009
We’ve all heard that flat is the new up, with businesses and meeting planners adjusting to an economy that’s more about sustaining revenue than growing it.
Learn about Salt Lake City for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Number of Meetings Hotels: 130
Total Hotel Rooms: 17,135
Number of Special Events Venues: 38
Local Convention Centers: Salt Palace Convention Center
Local Airports: Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
Local CVB: Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau
The first thing you notice on approach to Salt Lake City International Airport is the snow-capped Wasatch Mountains rising up in the near distance. It’s a stunning sight, and a clear reminder that Utah is a rugged, mountainous state.
And despite the cluster of modern skyscrapers in downtown (the 10th largest business district in the U.S.), and the city that spreads out for miles in all directions, Salt Lake City is dwarfed in comparison to the towering peaks.
With the grandeur of the countryside shrinking the buildings and streets to a miniature scale, you could almost fault the original planners who placed the city so close to the massive mountain range in the first place. But a tour of the state quickly reveals that wherever you go, Utah abounds in natural wonders, and the mountains, lakes and state and national parks dominate the landscape, no matter how big the cities and towns may be.
From mountains and valleys, to canyons and deserts, as well as sandstone domes and other dramatic geologic formations, Utah’s main and most splendid features are primarily found outdoors, something meeting attendees make a point to take advantage of.