Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau

1564 hotel rooms within one mile of convention center

Des Moines is everything you want in a city. It’s a night at a Broadway musical and a morning run around Gray’s Lake. It’s eclectic and surprising. A place where you can experience hundreds of miles of trails and 28-piece sculpture park in the heart of downtown. Explore locally-owned shops award-winning eateries in the Historic East Village. Des Moines is Lebanese falafels and Crab Rangoon pizza. It’s a city that hosts Presidential Candidates, National Governor’s Association, youth soccer games and NCAA DI. Men’s Basketball Tournaments. Discover why it’s the “suite” spot for planners. With more than 4 miles of skywalks and unique attractions, Des Moines is accessible and exciting. It’s easy. Catch all Greater Des Moines has to offer at

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Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
400 Locust Street Suite 265, Des Moines, IA 50309

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Type of Destination Experience:
Capital City

GSF Exhibit Space (Iowa Events Center): 260,000

Meeting Space, Square Feet (Iowa Events Center): 58,805

Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Iowa Events Center): 28,730

Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Des Moines Marriott): 415

Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes

Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 1,564

Des Moines International Airport

Miles to downtown 4

Cities with non-stop flights19

International cities with direct flights0

Geographic Areas Served:

Central Iowa including Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Clive, Des Moines,
Grimes, Indianola, Johnston, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Polk County
Urbandale, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights

Why Meet in Des Moines

In Spring 2018, a 330-room Hilton Convention Center Hotel will open and connect to the Iowa Events Center, Iowa’s largest ballroom, adding to the 11,000+ hotel rooms across the metro.

Our Midwest location is conveniently located where Interstates 80 and 35 meet - in the middle of the United States.

Greater Des Moines has a growing food scene that continues to receive praise for its hundreds of locally-owned restaurants, James Beard nominated chefs and authentic farm-to-table offerings.

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Relationship with the Convention Center

The CVB represents the convention center

Request for Proposal (RFP) Distribution Method

Sends leads to only qualified or requested hotels and venues

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