Meeting Planner FAQs

Q. HOW FAR IS DOWNTOWN FROM THE AIRPORT?

A. The Memphis International Airport is 12 miles from Downtown Memphis, about a 15 minute drive. 

Q. OUR ATTENDEES WOULD LIKE TO CHECK THE MEMPHIS FORECAST BEFORE COMING TO MEMPHIS FOR THE CONVENTION. WHO CAN THEY CALL?

A. They can find out about Memphis' weather here.

Q. HOW MANY SQUARE FEET OF EXHIBIT SPACE DOES THE MEMPHIS COOK CONVENTION CENTER HAVE?

A. The Memphis Cook Convention Center has 180,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, with an additional 28,000 sq. ft. ballroom. The center's total square footage is 300,000.

Q. WHAT IS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF SLEEPING ROOMS IN MEMPHIS HOTELS?

A. Memphis has more than 22,916 sleeping rooms citywide. The following is a breakdown of rooms by area:

  • Downtown Memphis – 4,160
  • Airport & South Memphis – 7,607
  • East Memphis – 9,583
  • West Memphis – 1,561
  • Mississippi/Tunica – 6,300

Q. HOW MANY GUEST ROOMS are In THE LARGEST HOTEL IN MEMPHIS?

A. The largest hotel in Memphis is Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel with 600 rooms and 12,434 sq. ft. of meeting space. The hotel adjoins the Memphis Cook Convention Center, which has 300,000 sq. ft. of meeting space including a 125,000 sq. ft. column-free exhibit hall, 4 ballrooms at 28,000 sq. ft., and The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts at 2,100 sq. ft.

Q. WHICH HOTEL HAS THE LARGEST AMOUNT OF TOTAL SQUARE FEET OF MEETING SPACE IN MEMPHIS?

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Q. HOW MANY RESTAURANTS ARE THERE IN DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS?

A. Downtown Memphis has approximately 100 restaurants, from fine dining to fast foodLearn more about Memphis restaurants and dining.

Q. IS THERE AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE TO DOWNTOWN AND EAST MEMPHIS?

A. Yes, Yellow Cab and Tennco Downtown Shuttle offer transportation services.

Q. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST OF TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT?

A. Typical costs are $20 one-way and $30 round-trip.

Q. DO ANY HOTELS OFFER COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE SERVICE? 

A. Yes! 

Q. WHICH AIRLINES FLY INTO MEMPHIS?

A. Airlines that fly into Memphis International Airport (MEM) include:

American
Delta American
United
Southwest

Allegiant 
Frontier
AirCanada 
GLO 

Read about Memphis International Airport's modernization plan.

Q. DOES MEMPHIS HAVE NONSTOP AIR SERVICE? 

A. There are 40+ nonstop flights to and from Memphis. Click here for all routes.

Q. IS MEMPHIS A UNION TOWN?

A. No. Tennessee is a "Right to Work" state.

Q. WHAT IS THE POPULATION OF MEMPHIS?

A. The population of Memphis is 655,770. For all of Shelby County, it's 938,069.