Winnipeg’s airport neighbourhood has been the scene of frenzied development since the 2011 opening of the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. The full-service airport has all the perks and must-haves of any modern transportation hub, along with a slew of accolades from worldly publications for its design and architecture.
Whether delegates jet or motor into Winnipeg, the city’s humming airport campus – located a mere 15-minute drive from downtown and the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg – is home to many exceptional properties. There are over 3,000 rooms for the taking in this convention-ready area, while it’s also just 10 minutes from the city’s newest shopping mecca, Seasons of Tuxedo – where you’ll find IKEA, the brand-new Outlet Collection Winnipeg, and plenty of large box stores.
A sampling of conference hotels include:
Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park – features numerous meeting rooms, entertainment outlets, a waterslide and pool, this hotel is just steps from CF Polo Park – Winnipeg’s largest shopping centre – along with other big box stores and the Cineplex Theatre.
The Grand Winnipeg Hotel by Lakeview – literally steps away from the airport terminal, The Grand is a stylish boutique hotel with lavish furnishings and tech-forward features in all of their 101 guestrooms and suites. The onsite Blue Marble Restaurant and Lounge specializes in sustainable, locally grown fare, along with having a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence cellar.
Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites – features spacious two-room suites and multiple meeting rooms ideal for business meetings, conferences and social functions. Enjoy urban prairie dining at Bistro 1800 where you can reserve a chef’s table for special occasions.
Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport West – newly renovated property featuring suites and rooms with an excellent location that puts you right between the airport, CF Polo Park shopping centre and Assiniboine Park and Zoo.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Winnipeg – a modern hotel with spacious suites that provide a home away from home. Amenities include saltwater pool, outdoor barbecue area, free 24- hour shuttle, and 3,000 square feet of business-friendly facilities utilizing the latest in technology.
Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre – the newly expanded Grand Ballroom offers 25,000 square feet of dividable space, making it second only to the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg in event space size. The hotel also features a relaxing corporate floor and executive suites.
For a complete list of convention hotels visit www.meetingswinnipeg.com