Durham, North Carolina, is a colorful, creative, and entrepreneurial community that is the proud home of Research Triangle Park, Duke, and North Carolina Central Universities.
With more than 7,400 guest rooms, two major convention centers, a wide range of unique meeting and event venues, and a prime location, Durham is definitely a place where great meetings and events happen.
Each year Durham hosts more than 4,000 association and corporate meetings. Nearly 60% are international, national or regional in scope. Within a day's drive or an hour's flight of 54% of the nation's population Durham has the capacity to host 80-85% of the nation's meetings.
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Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau
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212 W Main St #101, Durham, NC 22701
Type of Destination Experience:
GSF Exhibit Space (Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center): 34,000
Meeting Space, Square Feet (Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center): 34,000
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Marriott Durham at the Convention Center): 18,100
Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center): 333
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes
Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 500
Raleigh Durham International Airport
Miles to downtown 11
Cities with non-stop flights35
International cities with direct flights3
Geographic Areas Served:
Durham, North Carolina including Research Triangle Park
Why Meet in Durham
LOCATION: Within an hour's flight or days drive or more than half the nation's population. Convenient accessibility with RDU International Airport and 2 major Interstate Highways.
FACILITIES: More than 300,000 square feet of meeting space and over 7,400 high-quality lodging guest rooms. Proud home of Research Triangle Park, as well as Duke and NC Central Universities.
A colorful, creative, and entrepreneurial community with rich history, diverse culture, and opportunities for more than 300 activities including nationally-celebrated restaurants, unique shopping, and major historic sites and museums.