About Cleveland

In Cleveland, uniqueness isn’t an asset – it’s a way of life. From a sleek, new downtown convention center to 18 downtown hotels within a 10-minute walk of the convention campus, Cleveland has the meetings and convention infrastructure covered. But we know that attendees want more than just a great meeting space. They want nightlife, social-media worthy culinary offerings and a thriving arts & culture scene. Cleveland has all that and more.


  • How much is the total cumulative hotel tax? 16.5%
  • How much is the F&B tax? 8%
  • How much is the average F&B gratuity? 21%


  • How many miles from the airport to downtown? 12 miles
  • Is there public transportation, such as a bus or subway available?
    YES, RTA Rapid (train), Bus
  • How much does the public transportation cost?
    RTA Rapid lines only cost $2.50 each way 
  • What is the shuttle bus fare from the airport to downtown?
    The RTA Red Line train departs the airport terminal every 15 minutes and arrives downtown at the Tower City Center, for just $2.75 each way 
  • What is the taxi fare from airport to downtown?
    Rideshare options such as Lyft and Uber, taxicab and limo services or car rentals vary from $35-$40, plus tip
  • How many daily flights into the airport?
    115 daily nonstops departures, serving over 48 destinations
  • How many daily flights out of the airport?
    115 daily nonstops departures, serving over 48 destinations
  • Is the airport a hub for any carrier? No
  • What are the major carriers serving airport?
    Air Canada, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit and United


  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak night? 2,200
  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak within walking distance to convention center? 1,650 rooms on peak – approximately 7 hotels
  • How many headquarter hotel properties? 2 – Westin and Hilton
  • How many rooms available on peak night at the largest headquarter property? 
    35-450 on peak Hilton


  • How many total gross square feet of exhibit space at Convention Center?
    225,000 sq. ft.
  • How much of this exhibit space is contiguous? 
    225,000 sq. ft.
  • How many total gross square feet of meeting space is available at the Convention center? 390,000 sq. ft. approximately
  • How many meeting rooms does the convention center have? 41
  • How big is the largest meeting room? 10,000 sq. ft.
  • How big is the largest meeting room? 2 (divisible into 5)
  • How big is the largest ballroom? 32,200 sq. ft.
  • When was the last renovation or expansion?
    Opened in 2013, renovations completed in 2020 include:
    Huntington Park Garage Connector
    Starbucks Coffee
    The UPS Store
    Expanded Au Bon Pain
    20,000 sq. ft. + Additional meeting space
  • When is a future renovation/expansion scheduled?
    Currently, there are discussions regarding potential renovation
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the convention center? 
    Pre-function area only
  • Is there an exclusive in-house Electrical provider? 
    Yes, Edlen Electric
  • Is there an exclusive in-house AV provider? 
    Yes, Mills James
  •  Is there an exclusive in-house decorator? No
  • Is there an exclusive in house caterer? 
    Yes, Levy Restaurants
  • Is the convention center a union property?
    Yes. Based on the needs of your event, certain union jurisdictions apply
  • If union property, can you provide estimated pricing list? 
    Provided upon client request
  • Here are a list of labor unions with whom planners will be required to work at the convention center: Provided upon client request


  • How many off site venues within walking distance can host up to 2,000 people? 2
  • How many off site venues within a ten-minute bus transfer can host up to 2,000 people? 6
  • How many restaurants are within walking distance of the convention center?
    45 restaurants within a 10-minute walking radius of the Convention Center, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining
  • Can you list 3-5 local attractions and their whereabouts?
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Downtown
    Playhouse Square – Downtown
    West Side Market – Ohio City (neighborhood adjacent to downtown, 5-minute drive)
    Cleveland Museum of Art – University Circle (neighborhood adjacent to downtown, 10 minute drive)
    JACK Cleveland Casino – Downtown


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