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Northeast

Connecticut Convention Center

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he Connecticut Convention Center is the Northeast’s ideal location for tradeshows, conventions, business meetings or any occasion demanding a dramatic riverfront setting. Overlooking the Connecticut River, the Center is situated in the heart of downtown Hartford’s Front Street District — rapidly expanding with new restaurants and entertainment. In addition to sweeping views of the river, a 110-ft. glass atrium dramatically rises 10 stories above a historic and tree-lined riverfront esplanade. The Center’s award-winning event planning and in-house catering team combine with spectacular function space to make every event unforgettable. Every facet of hosting an event has been taken into consideration — from state-of-the-art audiovisual, to flexible spaces and abundant pre-function areas, to ample onsite sheltered parking. Plus, the attached AAA Four Diamond, 409room Hartford Marriott Downtown, with 13,500 sq. ft. of additional meeting space, ensures all of a planner’s event needs are met.

Meeting Space

Limitlessly functional and endlessly customizable, the 540,000-sq.-ft. Convention Center is the largest convention facility between New York and Boston. The Center combines ample meeting space — including 140,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space (divisible into two halls), a 40,000-sq.-ft. ballroom (divisible into three rooms), 25,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space and two executive boardrooms — with visually stunning touches, creating the ideal backdrop for any event.

Accommodations

With first-rate accommodations at numerous hotels (up to 1,600 hotel rooms within Hartford and 6,000 rooms within a 15-mile radius) and unparalleled service, Hartford truly has it! The city offers a variety of full-service hotel brands including the Hartford Marriott Downtown, the Radisson Hotel Hartford, the Hilton Hartford, Homewood Suites, Holiday Inn and Hampton Inn.

Airport and Transportation

Bradley International Airport is only 15 miles from Hartford and serves 198 national and international flights daily with direct flights to 25 cities including Dallas, Denver and Las Vegas. The Bradley Flyer provides a convenient, economical mode of transportation between Bradley International Airport and the Capitol City. Once in the city, the free Dash Shuttle is the most convenient way to experience downtown. In addition, the Connecticut Convention Center features exceptional highway access at the crossroads of New England, where interstates 84 and 91 meet.

Dining and F&B

The Connecticut Convention Center provides its own exclusive, in-house catering services — something very few convention centers can offer groups directly. The staff works with clients to coordinate memorable food and beverage experiences with high-profile corporate events, conventions, or ethnic and themed events.

Coming to Hartford: Hartford Yard Goats

Professional baseball is returning to Hartford! The state-of-theart Dunkin’ Donuts Park will be home to the Hartford Yard Goats minor league baseball team. The 6,000-seat ballpark will also be a versatile indoor and outdoor venue that can accommodate everything from a small meeting for 20 to a reception for 400.

Across from the Convention Center: Front Street District

Hartford’s new entertainment hub is a redeveloped historic area buzzing with activity. Located just steps from the Connecticut Convention Center, groups will find an exciting collection of restaurants and bistros as well as live entertainment venues, including: • Spotlight Theatres • Nixs Hartford • Front Street Bistro • Qdoba Mexican Eats • Infinity Music Hall & Bistro • Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ • The Capital Grille • Arch Street Tavern • Ted’s Montana Grill

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