Planners have been getting rave reviews from their attendees about their meeting experiences in St. Louis. Take a look below at why you’ll be the next hero of your organization by choosing St. Louis as the home of your next convention, meeting or event.
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1. They can get to St. Louis easily
Centrally located in America’s heartland, St. Louis is an easy drive or quick flight away. With an average of 500 daily flights and 68 non-stop destinations, St. Louis Lambert International Airport sits just minutes from downtown with convenient access to interstates and the MetroLink light rail system.
2. They will connect with their colleagues
The convention corridor is compact and walkable making it easy to connect with colleagues and friends no matter where they are staying downtown.
3. Feel the excitement of downtown
During their downtime, St. Louis will keep your delegates entertained with world-class sports, theatre, live music and more that are all within reach.
4. Delegates will rave about the food
St. Louis is a foodies delight, with many diverse dining options. Attendees will enjoy Peruvian, Italian, French, Mediterranean and more cuisine from around the world all within walking distance of the America’s Center.
5. It won’t cost them an arm and a leg
St. Louis provides meeting attendees a world-class experience (hotels, restaurants, attractions and entertainment) without all the hassle and expense they’ll find in one of those overpriced convention destinations.
6. They can check the Arch off their bucket list
The tallest monument in the U.S just steps away from America’s Center! Your attendees will delight in the $380 million transformation of the 90-acre Gateway Arch grounds featuring a fully renovated museum, new spaces for performances, events, and paths for biking and walking.
7. With all the green spaces in St. Louis, they’ll stay fit
St. Louis boasts miles and miles of green – ready for your attendees to explore. In addition to the Gateway Arch National Park along the Mississippi River, there’s Great Rivers Greenway (a 600‐mile network of trails), Forest Park (nearly twice the size of Central Park) and much more!
8. They’ll get a great night’s rest
Meeting attendees will find the world-class hotel brands they expect including Marriott, Four Seasons, Hilton, Embassy Suites, Drury, Holiday Inn and Hyatt. With more than 7,000 rooms downtown and 38,000 hotel rooms region-wide, there’s plenty of great places to rest and recharge for the next day’s meeting or event.
9. They can hear great live music every night
St. Louis is home of the Blues as we celebrate the opening of the National Blues Museum adjacent to America’s Center. Each night, St. Louis is alive with the rhythm of live music including jazz, country and rock featuring both national and local acts.
10. The people are warm and friendly.
There’s nothing like the Midwestern hospitality of a St. Louisans greeting you with a warm ‘hello’. You;ll find St. Louisans are kind, welcoming and helpful.
11. Oh, and they’ll love the meeting too
America’s Center provides comfortable seating areas, wireless connectivity and is easy to navigate. Explore St. Louis is a one-stop shop, with sales, marketing and services all underneath one roof meeting planning couldn’t be easier. To start getting your rave reviews, contact an Explore St. Louis team member and start planning your next meeting in St. Louis.