I love it when a conference is held in a venue that is both hotel and convention center! It’s so much handier to have everything in the same area. When the venue and the hotel are far apart, attendees have to carry their swag and even their luggage around with them, which discourages people from even wanting more swag. This is not a popular attitude with trade show booth proprieters; they’re counting on people taking their samples and remembering their company’s name by looking at those same samples all year long. Separate venues for the hotel and conference are just plain inconvenient and annoying.
But, when the venue can accommodate both the conference AND the attendees’ rooms, it’s much more popular! The swag bag gets full? We just carry it upstairs and come right back down again. Spill something on your shirt? Just excuse yourself and run up to your room and change; you’ll be back at the conference in minutes.
New Hampshire’s New England Center is both hotel and venue, and both facets are nestled right on the campus of the University of New Hampshire in Durham, and a lovely campus it is, too. When you hold your convention, conference, trade show, retreat, meeting, flea market, etc, at this venue, you’ll bask in the collegiate atmosphere while remaining apart from it; in other words, it’s the best of both worlds!
The New England Center is located at 15 Strafford Avenue, Durham, NH 03824. Phone number is: 1-603-862-2801. The convention center number is: 1-800-909-6931.
Whether your conference is large or small, The New England Center’s 12,00 square feet of adaptable meeting space can accommodate your program. The center also has several meeting “specials” at incredible prices.
Hungry? The New England Convention Center’s Acorns Restaurant can take care of you there. Located right in the center, you’ll be able to satisfy your hunger with fantastic food and never have to leave the venue!
Concerned about sustainability? New Hampshire’s New England Convention Center is, too. In fact, it was one of eleven universities nationwide to receive a top score in the sustainability rating system.
Oh, and after your meetings are over for the day, just look at what the convention center’s locale can offer you!