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What Makes Memphis An Affordable Meetings Destination?


  • When Memphis' Renasant Convention Center opens in fall 2020, you'll benefit from a fully modernized facility with flexible space and pricing. 
  • Connected to the Renasant Convention Center is the 600-room Sheraton Memphis Downtown, which also provides catering services and 230 covered parking spaces.
  • The Memphis Tourism staff is your one-stop shop for planning an event at the Renasant Convention Center. 


  • Downtown Memphis is only 12 miles or 16 minutes away from Memphis International Airport (MEM).
  • Traditional airlines as well as value carriers service more than 100 flights daily between MEM and 30-plus nonstop destinations.  
  • Transfers from the airport are very reasonable at $18 - $20 via Uber and Lyft; $26 - $28 by taxi.
  • Memphis is a 6- to 8-hour drive from 85% of the U.S.
  • Amtrak also provides non-stop service to Memphis from Chicago and New Orleans. 
  • Downtown Memphis is compact and walkable, with restaurants, hotels and attractions within walking distance and Beale Street just a few blocks away.
  • Memphis' vintage trolley system, electric scooters and Explore Bike Share cycles offer additional, inexpensive ways to explore downtown.


  • Memphis' average daily rate is a great value: $139 - $189 for Downtown Memphis hotels; $109 - $149 for East Memphis hotels
  • 2,000 new hotels in development give groups more choice than ever on budget, comfort level, amenities and more.


From world-famous barbecue to fine dining, Memphis offers great value and a wide array of choices to fit any budget. Learn more.


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