Convention and Event Transportation in Denver, CO
When meeting planners think of Denver for their meeting location, winter weather is likely the number one factor that can impact their planning, especially transportation planning. Not only can weather impact how smoothly buses operate; ski resorts can also create competition for bus supply. And in the summer, numerous annual events take place in the region that may also impact meeting planning.
Therefore, it’s important to hire a transportation management company like Event Transportation Systems (ETS) that has experienced staff to navigate these and other issues.
The Denver Convention Center
The LEED Gold certified Colorado Convention Center (CCC), designed by meeting planners for meeting planners, is a beautiful facility and ideal location for large meetings and events. Buses are easily accommodated here, with helpful guidance from the CCC staff.
The convention center provides 584,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 63 meeting rooms, two hotel-quality ballrooms and the 5,000-seat Bellco Theatre. A big expansion is in progress for the CCC that will create as much as 80,000 square feet of new flexible meeting and ballroom space, as well as brand new pre-function space and a rooftop terrace, both with stunning mountain and skyline views. The expansion will also provide best-in-class technology.
The CCC also boasts a robust sustainability program and the Blue Bear Farm, an on-site garden that provides 5,000 annual pounds of fresh produce and honey that are used by their caterer to craft unique dishes for every meeting or event.
Selection of Hotels in Denver for Optimal Shuttle Routes
There are several hotels within walking distance of the CCC including Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott and other boutique properties, but planners need to consider the weather and their attendees’ interest in walking during a winter meeting, given the lack of covered walkways. Snow can be expected anytime between October and March, and sometimes even April. Regardless of time of year, ETS always advises clients on hotel selection before contracts are signed, to ensure that shuttle routes can operate as efficiently as possible, especially during months when snow can be expected.
Event Transportation Systems (ETS) is the Transportation Management Expert for Meetings in Denver, CO.
The ETS management team is made up of seasoned experts who can design and execute transportation plans for your large meetings or events in Denver. ETS provides a dedicated account manager for every client, hotel selection consulting, flexible and custom invoicing solutions, detailed ridership reports, a transportation app for attendees, clear transportation signage and digital transportation schedules, and options for shuttle advertising.
Our experts understand the nuances of planning transportation for large groups in Denver, and are on top of city regulations, monitoring competing events that may create unexpected traffic, and any local ordinances that may impact transportation planning.
Contact ETS today to ask about our full-service suite of transportation and advertising services.