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  • Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau

    1564 hotel rooms within one mile of convention center

    Des Moines is everything you want to find in a city. It is a Friday night at a Broadway musical. Rock concerts at a waterfront amphitheater. It is the East Village. And recreational trails to stretch your legs. Des Moines is Lebanese falafels. And thai chicken pizza. Des Moines is NCAA Track and Field Championships. Soccer tournaments. The "suite" spot for meeting planners. It is the downtown skywalks. A "cityful" of things to do. Des Moines is easy. Easy to afford. Easy to park. Easy to fall in love with. Catch a lasting memory in Greater Des Moines!

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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:

    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, Clive, Des Moines,
    Grimes, Indianola, Johnston, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Polk County
    Urbandale, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights

    Why Meet in Des Moines

    In 2011 and 2012, planners from across the U.S. awarded the GDMCVB the Meetings and Conventions 2011 Gold Service Award for professionalism and dedication in their service to meeting professionals.

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

    Greater Des Moines has 10,000+ hotel rooms and boasts the largest ballroom in Iowa at the Iowa Events Center.

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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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