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Choose Anchorage for Your Alaska Meeting

Jan 2, 2023 | Tourism

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No other destination in Alaska offers the accessibility, affordability, and array of urban amenities that you’ll find in Anchorage. Choose from a wide selection of venues to host your meeting including hotels, convention centers, and alternative meeting spaces. Diverse dining and endless entertainment make it easy to plan activities around your event.

The first step towards a memorable meeting is picking the perfect venue. The state’s two largest convention centers downtown total 285,000 square feet. The Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center is a versatile space that can be used for everything from national conventions and trade shows to local meetings, banquets, and special occasions. The William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center offers an affordable, highly configurable meeting, exhibit, and pre-function space. Among a range of alternative venues to choose from are the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Alaska Aviation Museum, University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Native Heritage Center, and the Anchorage Museum.

With more than 8,000 hotel rooms in the city and more than a third within walking distance of both convention centers, Anchorage has plenty of room for delegates. The Hotel Captain Cook, Hilton Anchorage Hotel, Marriott Anchorage Downtown, Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, Alyeska Resort, Lakefront Anchorage, and Westmark Anchorage Hotel make it easy on attendees with accommodations and meeting space all under one roof. If you’re looking for the latest in lodging, check out Aloft Hotel recently opened in midtown, or Marriott Anchorage Downtown recent floor-to-ceiling renovations.

A little further down the road in Girdwood, Alyeska Resort is currently remodeling the entire hotel and recently opened the Nordic Spa, offering hot and cold plunge pools, saunas, and other forms of hydrotherapy in the heart of the Chugach Mountains.

Hosting your event in Alaska’s biggest city means attendees from around the state can catch up on shopping or schedule medical and dental visits during their stay. Delegates can also use Anchorage as a jumping-off point for travel before or after the meeting.

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Home to Alaska’s finest restaurants, you’ll find Anchorage has an appetite for more than just adventure. Savor locally grown and freshly caught ingredients at restaurants that provide private dining options whether you’re looking for upscale elegance or casual comfort. It doesn’t end after dessert, four of Broadway’s biggest musicals are performing in Anchorage in 2023 and 2024 including Hamilton, Come From Away, Six: The Musical, and Disney’s Aladdin. Live music, events, concerts, and festivals keep the energy humming throughout the year.

Visit Anchorage has the tools and services to make planning, promoting, and producing your meeting easy. The best time to book is November through February and always keep alternative dates in mind. If you’re watching your budget, Anchorage is known for having competitive prices, plus low food and beverage costs. Take advantage of value pricing and additional availability for airfare, lodging, activities, and car rentals when you schedule your meeting outside of peak season from mid-June through August.

Let Visit Anchorage help with your next event. If your meeting requires 10 or more sleeping rooms per night, Visit Anchorage will check meeting space and hotel room availability for your group. Just submit an RFP at anchorage.net/meetings and we’ll send a request to targeted hotels within your specifications. If you’ve already decided on Anchorage, welcome bag materials and registration assistance are also available. Contact meetings@anchorage.net to learn more. Start Planning!

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