meetNKY | Northern Kentucky CVB

1694 hotel rooms within one mile of convention center

It's all good in NKY!

Northern Kentucky is located on the edge of the Midwest and the beginning of the South. We are on the banks of the Ohio River in the heart of Cincinnati USA. Served by the Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport, NKY is also within only a two-hour drive of the Port Columbus International Airport (CMH), Dayton International Airport (DAY), Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport (LEX). Three major interstates converge on Northern Kentucky, I-75, I-71 and I-74.

We get it, your meeting has to be seamless, but we’re guessing you wouldn’t mind a nice side of amazing topped with no hassles. Gotcha. Whether your group is bright lights, big city or small-town warmth and hospitality, NKY has the connections, accommodations and attractions to make your next gathering generate some share-worthy selfies and wow-worthy results. See for yourself — start at meetNKY.com — or ask us anything: hello@meetNKY.com

Northern Kentucky Fast Facts

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meetNKY | Northern Kentucky CVB
50 E. RiverCenter Blvd. Suite 200, Northern Kentucky, KY 41011

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Type of Destination Experience:
College Town, Gaming, Historic, Urban

GSF Exhibit Space (Northern Kentucky Convention Center): 46,200

Meeting Space, Square Feet (NKU METS Center): 43,000

Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Northern Kentucky Convention Center): 22,800

Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Cincinnati Marriott RiverCenter): 200

Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes

Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 1,694

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Miles to downtown 12

Cities with non-stop flights57

International cities with direct flights1

Geographic Areas Served:

Cincinnati, Florence, Union, Walton, Newport, Alexandria, Covington, Erlanger, Independence, Highland Heights, Bellevue, Petersburg, Burlington, Kenton County, Boone County, Campbell County.

Why Meet in Northern Kentucky

Attention! That's what you get in NKY — and loads of it. Our award-winning service team bends over backwards, forwards and sideways for you to make sure your meeting or event is a ginormous success — and we love doing it! And talk about friendly. “Service with a smile” is an understatement here. From planning to check-out, we're here to help — with a capital “H” — in every way we can to make your job easy-peasy. So relax — we got this.

Don’t let the name fool you — the Northern Kentucky Convention Center is far from conventional. As in not your traditional “big-box center.” How so? To start, it’s union-free and hassle-free. Heck, even our wi-fi is free! Then there’s the amazing location, a short hop from CVG airport, just steps from one of America’s most beautiful urban riverfronts — all surrounded by a bustling array of hotels, restaurants, shopping, attractions and nightlife.

Say you’re charged with an arena-sized task — finding the perfect venue for up to 10,000 people, in a safe, suburban location. With easy access to thousands of hotel rooms — and tons of fun. And oh yeah, it needs to fit your not-so-arena-sized budget. Relax, we got this. All in the state-of-the-art, multi-purpose BB&T Arena that’s virtually brand new — where you can maximize your success, minimize your stress, and get back to livin’ the dream.

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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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