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Edmonton Conference Accommodation with Facilities

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Offering a mix of abundant cultural opportunities, lively festivals and stunning views, Edmonton is Alberta’s capital city and an ideal conference or event location. Home to dozens of accommodations with event spaces, conference organizers and wedding and convention planners can choose from facilities that cater to groups from 6 to 6,000 people. These conference and event spaces offer a variety of amenities and services that may include audio visual equipment, wireless Internet, business centres, catering and on-site event planners. Read on for more about Edmonton accommodations with conference facilities.

LARGE CONFERENCES, TRADE SHOWS & EVENTS

Organizers of large tradeshows, exhibits, conferences, concerts, meetings, banquets and other special occasions will find a number of large conference facilities. These facilities range in size with reception capacities for 500 to 4,000 people. Several of Edmonton hotels are ideally situated downtown such as the Sutton Place, which is known for its lavish décor, including Italian marble and granite, crystal chandeliers, Persian carpets and French Provincial-styled furnishings. Catering to groups sizes from 10 to 600, the hotel offers a Meeting Professional Points program that rewards returning event and meeting planners. Overlooking the River Valley, the Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe is a landmark hotel that offers award-winning meeting packages that make planning a meeting easy. Also located downtown, the Westin is connected to the Shaw Conference Centre, which can hold conventions for up to 6,000 people

A number of sizable event facilities are found in the northwest, including the world famous Fantasyland Hotel at West Edmonton Mall. The Fantasyland Hotel not only offers event space for up to 1,200 people, but is connected to one of the largest shopping malls with water park, amusement park, ice rink and numerous other attractions, restaurants and shops. The region is also home to the Mayfield Inn & Suites, which includes 68,000 sq ft (6317 sq m) of conference, trade show and meeting space and offers an all-inclusive Daily Meeting Package with snacks, meals and conference planner. Just south of Edmonton in Nisku, the Nisku Inn & Conference Centre offers conference facilities just across the QE2 (Highway 2) from the Edmonton International Airport.

WEDDINGS, FAMILY RENUNIONS & SMALL CONFERENCES

Professional event planners, couples planning their weddings or those planning a family reunions will find plenty of conference accommodations that offer medium-sized spaces for 100 to 500 people. A number of these lodgings are luxury or boutique hotels that are located in prime locations, such as downtown Edmonton or Whyte Avenue. Boutique hotels, such as the Varscona Hotel on Whyte and the Union Bank Inn, provide luxurious rooms and suites, full amenities and flexible event space ideal for weddings and conferences.

Situated across from City Centre Airport, the elegant Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre features a French Provincial theme and includes a free standing Conference Centre that can hold up to 330 people as well as a gazebo and outdoor courtyard. Edmonton's only CAA/AAA Four-Diamond luxury hotel, the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald offers event organizers stunning event space for 10 to 350 people and features the magnificent Empire Ballroom. The hotel offers state-of-the-art facilities as well as easily accessed on-site business services.

SMALL BUSINESS MEETINGS

Perfect for event planners that require less space, Edmonton is home to many accommodations, which include intimate rooms ideal for smaller-sized meetings and events of less than 100 people. The well-appointed Metterra Hotel on Whyte offers element-inspired rooms and suites on trendy Whyte Avenue. The hotel has several unique event rooms for everything from small board meetings of 18 to classy evening gatherings of up to 60 people. Organizers looking for a unique experience to offer their attendees can host small events in a 1920's inspired setting at the Hotel Selkirk at Fort Edmonton Park.


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