Known for friendliness and being the only Texas city that can boast a mountain in the middle, El Paso is on its way to becoming America’s next great meeting and tournament destination.
With a $500 million dollar quality of life bond and several privately-funded projects well underway, El Paso is experiencing unprecedented growth and substantial change unlike any other city on the nation. While the QOL Bond projects are scattered throughout the city, the majority are located in the heart of downtown within walking distance of the 133,000 square-foot El Paso Convention Center.
Key developments include a new children’s museum; multi-purpose performing arts venue; Hispanic cultural center; new and improved parks; public art projects; public transportation in the form of refurbished street cars, dating back to the 1940s; and the first and only TouchCity Digital History Wall in the United States.
Privately-funded projects include Southwest University Park, home to the El Paso Chihuahuas, Triple-A Baseball Team. In its inaugural year (2014), the ballpark was named “Ballpark of the Year” by baseballparks.com and Baseball Digest. There are also two major downtown hotel developments in the works; a 115-120 room Hotel Indigo set to open in the fall of 2015 and an Aloft Hotel to open by 2017.
If you’ve never been to El Paso or haven’t visited in several years, you’ll definitely be surprised by what this dynamic, evolving city has to offer. You Better El Paso Up and experience it for yourself.
El Paso Fast Facts
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One Civic Center Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901
Type of Destination Experience:
College Town, Historic, Mountain
GSF Exhibit Space (Judson F. Williams Convention Center): 133,000
Meeting Space, Square Feet (Judson F. Williams Convention Center): 94,900
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Judson F. Williams Convention Center): 80,000
Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Wyndham El Paso Airport): 240
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes
Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 937
El Paso International Airport
Miles to downtown 8
Cities with non-stop flights9
International cities with direct flights
Geographic Areas Served:
US Southwest region and Washington D.C.
Why Meet in El Paso
El Paso’s rich history dates back more than 400 years and you can see it for yourself along the El Paso Mission Trail. The Mission Trail features some of the oldest continuously operating churches dating back to the 17th century. Get another culture fix nearby with ancient tribal music and dancing at the Tigua tribe’s Ysleta del Sur Pueblo.
El Paso is home to the Plaza Theatre, a restored atmospheric theatre built in the 1930s, plays host to everything from Broadway shows and film screenings to concerts by music greats such as Tony Bennett, James Taylor, Blondie and Michael Bublé.
El Paso is also a great place for guests to purchase custom, handmade boots. Today, there are more than a dozen boot makers and manufacturers in the city, many of whom have made boots for feature films and celebrities.