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Take Your Meeting To The Next Level In Anchorage

By: MPI Minnesota | Sep 17, 2023


Anchorage breaks the mold when it comes to hosting meetings in Alaska. Home to the state’s two largest convention centers, you’ll find modern meeting facilities and first-class accommodations. New construction, renovations, and the sustained success of the city's existing infrastructure make it easy to innovate your next meeting with only in Anchorage amenities.

Soon the city will have even more hotel space as the former Aviator Hotel is being transformed into a luxury boutique hotel through renovations. The high-end property will have 250 rooms and while the hotel has not announced a name, it is anticipated to bring a new brand to Anchorage. The hotel will feature two outdoor decks with views of Denali, art rotating every month, a brewery, and three conference rooms. A group of 25 Alaska investors spent over $40 million to renovate the space and say 60 rooms will be available in November with the rest of the building opening in June of 2024.  

Construction is also underway on a shared badge Holiday Inn Express and Candlewood Suites at the southeast corner of 48th Avenue and C Street along C Street in Midtown Anchorage. The property is expected to have 193 rooms and suites.  

Expansion is not exclusive to the heart of the city. Alyeska Resort remodeled its hotel and unveiled the new Veilbreaker Skybridges. This seasonal experience allows you to take your client relationships and team bonding to new heights. Participants take the Alyeska Aerial Tram to the top of Mount Alyeska, and groups of six are led by an expert mountain guide across two bridges suspended 2,500 feet across the valley floor. Afterward, catch your breath, relax, and recover at Alyeska’s Nordic Spa. Nestled at the base of the mountain, the Nordic Spa features outdoor pools, saunas, and steam rooms. 

It’s easy to find the best fit for your meeting with a variety of venues to choose from. The Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center is the largest meeting space in the state with 200,000 square feet available for everything from national conventions and trade shows to regional events. Two blocks away, the William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center features 85,000 square feet with three levels for exhibits, meetings, and gatherings. Combined, the two downtown centers’ 285,000 square feet of space is located within walking distance of a third of Anchorage’s hotel rooms. Both are designed for a number of applications with lots of opportunities for customization. If you’re watching your budget, Anchorage is known for having competitive prices with no sales tax, plus low food and beverage costs. 

When the session ends, infinite possibilities await. Immerse yourself in Alaska’s cultural center. Celebrate Indigenous cultures at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Get a glimpse of the latest exhibits and artifacts from all over the state at the Anchorage Museum. Explore Anchorage’s diverse dining scene, from award-winning restaurants with sweeping views, to intimate bistros and down-home diners.  

From food to entertainment, it’s easy to plan the perfect after-meeting outing with several of Broadway’s biggest shows (Come From Away, Six: The Musical, and Disney’s Aladdin) taking center stage at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.  

Visit Anchorage makes it easy to plan your meeting. Services include RFP distribution, complimentary meeting materials, registration assistance, and information on traditional and alternative meeting spaces. To get started, email aschmidt@anchorage.net or visit anchorage.net/meetings. 


 

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