Richmond Region Tourism

1900 hotel rooms within one mile of convention center

Brimming with history, cultural attractions and meeting-friendly venues, Virginia’s Historic Richmond Region blends small-town charm with big-city excitement that is guaranteed to create a lasting impression on your attendees.

We’ve got world-class museums, exquisite art, elegant architecture, unique boutiques, lush gardens and a thriving nightlife. And with more than 900 restaurants in the area, you’re sure to find plenty to please your palate.

But you’ve got an event to plan. Lucky for us, the Region offers more than 18,000 hotel rooms, the largest convention center in Virginia and an international airport offering nearly 200 daily non-stop flights.

Better yet, our team of destination marketing and service experts are dedicated to making sure your event goes off without a hitch. We’ll partner with you to promote your meeting and drive attendance while providing logistical meeting services. After all, it takes more than just the right location to make your event a historic success.

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Richmond Fast Facts

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Richmond Region Tourism
401 North 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219

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Type of Destination Experience:
Capital City, College Town, Historic, Urban

GSF Exhibit Space (Greater Richmond Convention Center): 260,000

Meeting Space, Square Feet (Greater Richmond Convention Center): 80,000

Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Greater Richmond Convention Center): 178,159

Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Richmond Marriott Hotel): 410

Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes

Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 1,900

Richmond International Airport

Miles to downtown 7

Cities with non-stop flights18

International cities with direct flights4

Geographic Areas Served:

Counties of Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfield, and New Kent and The City of Richmond

Why Meet in Richmond

ACCESSIBILITY: Located 90 miles south of Washington, D.C., and tucked between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic coast, the Richmond Region’s central location is extremely accessible. In fact, the Region is within a day's drive of half of the U.S. population, including major metropolitan area’s such as New York City and Atlanta.

AFFORDABILITY: In Virginia’s Richmond Region the “wow” factor won’t cost you quite as much, but the “wow” will still be worth every penny. Haute cuisine, elegant and modern architecture, posh accommodations and state-of-the-art technology included.

EXPERIENCE: Sure, the Region has been hosting memorable meetings for more than 400 years. But it’s the experience your attendees will have when graciously welcomed upon arrival and bid a fond-farewell as they depart. It’s the 80+ cultural attractions, many named top in the nation, that will round out their downtime. And the 400-years-worth of surprises that will greet them around every corner.

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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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