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ROM THE HIGH PEAKS OF THE WASATCH MOUN- tains to the state’s largest freshwater lake, Utah Valley offers a recreational paradise for planners looking to add a bit of play to their next meeting or convention. Beyond its world-class skiing, snow- boarding, hiking, and fly-fishing, Utah Valley is also home to a renowned collection of off-site venues — Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort, Thanksgiv- ing Point, Brigham Young University, and Utah Val-
ley University, to name just a few. In the spring of 2012, the new LEED Silver–certified Utah Valley
Convention Center will open in historic downtown Provo. The cen- ter’s 83,578 square feet of combined meeting, prefunction, and gar- den space along with its beautiful mountain views make it the perfect place to hold any meeting or event. Conveniently housed entirely on the first floor, the 19,620-square-foot exhibit hall is complemented by a full-service kitchen and a 16,894-square-foot ballroom on the
center’s second floor. A 6,862-square-foot (divisible) second ball- room, several smaller meeting rooms totaling 9,563 square feet, and a 5,553-square-foot rooftop garden patio overlooking Mt. Timpano- gos make up the center’s third floor. Out of the destination’s 3,000 total hotel rooms, almost half —
1,349 rooms — as well as 40 restaurants are within walking distance of the Utah Valley Convention Center. Planners will also breathe easy knowing arrivals and departures to Utah Valley are just as conve- nient: The Salt Lake City International and Provo Airports are both under 30 minutes away. n
For more information: Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, (888) 414-8824; www.MeetInUtahValley.com.