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MOAB, Utah-Is your company looking for something a little different for your next business conference, retreat or training seminar? Want to treat your employees to something special without spending a fortune? Tired of the hassles of big cities? Looking for a place that will offer participants a relaxing atmosphere for business, while providing exciting activities for their pleasure? Moab is all of this and so much more! Located in southeastern Utah, along the banks of the Colorado River between towering red sandstone cliffs, Moab is the gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, Fisher Towers Recreation Area, the Colorado River and the beautiful LaSal Mountains.
Moab is an outdoor odyssey and the grandeur of the scenery is matched only by the adventure experience which can be enjoyed by convention participants, either on their own or as a group for teambuilding activities.
Moab’s diverse terrain attracts hikers, bikers, municyclers, rock climbers, rafters, B.A.S.E. jumpers, hunters, four wheelers, campers, sightseers, private pilots, photographers, skydivers, hot air balloons, disc golfers, horseback riders, geocachers, and radio control car enthusiasts. Have we left anything out?
Most of these activities are available year round due to Moab’s moderate climate. While snow in the valley is practically non existent, the higher elevations of the LaSal mountains provide enough snow for cross country skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing during the winter months. In the valley, chilly winter nights quickly transform into warm sunshine filled days, making even late winter a great time for outdoor activities.
Conference goers can enjoy a few rounds of golf at the Moab Golf Course, one of the most visually appealing in the state, with its contrast of smooth, bright greens set amid rough, eroded red cliffs and boulders. The public course has 18 holes and a par of 72. It is open seven days a week, year-round, closing only on occasional snow days or until the frost clears in the early morning hours.
Nestled in a luscious green valley beneath 1,000 ft. red sandstone cliffs, along the banks of the Colorado River, Moab has a vibrant downtown where convention participants can shop, browse and enjoy the charm and hospitality of a small resort town.
The Moab Area Travel Council has added the position of Facility and Event Promoter to assist planners in finding the facilities and services best suited for their conference or meeting. Moab offers all types of lodging and accommodations and an array of meeting/conference facilities. Moab has 29 hotels with over 1,800 lodging rooms, including a wide variety of major national chains, locally owned, luxury resorts, quaint bed & breakfasts, and condos.
The Grand Center offers two break-out rooms seating 50 theater style and 30 classroom style, on the larger side of space, there is seating for 100 or 250 theater style. This space is appropriate for banquets too. Historic Star Hall with its theatre style seating, elevated & curtained stage, dressing rooms, professional lighting, projection and sound equipment, offers a perfect setting for lectures and keynote speeches. The Old Spanish Trail Arena is a great venue for concerts or trade meetings with exhibitors with its large roll up doors allowing semi-trailer access. The arena also has a small meeting room for 50 theatre style seating.
Many private properties also offer an array of meeting/conference rooms capable of hosting groups up to 400 in many unique settings including luxurious resorts on the banks of the Colorado River, wineries, breweries and western towns.
Unique Venues would include rustic natural settings. A Lakota Tipi camp with Yurt classroom and kitchen for 40 users, river rafting camps with riverside classrooms for 25-30 users, and a myriad of park settings would accommodate a very memorable session.
Dining & Entertainment is varied and abundant, including chuckwagon dinners with western entertainment, evening dinner and cruise along the Colorado River (with a sound and light show), micro brewery restaurants and fine dining at specialty restaurants. DJs and Bands can be found at our taverns in the evening. Events are scattered across our community calendar and could be considered to enhance visitor plans.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Located on Hwy 191, just off Interstate 70 in the southeastern corner of Utah, Moab is conveniently located within one day’s drive of five major cities:
Salt Lake City, UT – 235 miles/4 hours
Denver, CO – 355 miles/5.5 hours
Phoenix AZ – 467 miles/7.25 hours
Las Vegas, NV – 458 miles/7 hours
Albuquerque, NM – 387 miles/6 hours
The closest international airport is located in Salt Lake City, 235 miles to the north, however there is an airport in Grand Junction, Colorado - just 112 miles east, which can accommodate most flight arrangements. Great Lakes Aviation connects this unique destination of venues directly from Denver, Colorado to the Canyonlands Field Airport located 15 miles north of Moab. A Beechcraft 1900D – 19 seat Turbo Prop flies twice a day during the week with one departure daily, Saturday or Sunday.
For more information and planning assistance contact: Michele Hill, Facilities and Event Promoter at 435-259-1340, (email@example.com)
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Moab Utah Meetings & Events provides destination management for Moab Utah. This is a new service provided by the Moab Area Travel Council. The website http://www.moabutah.info delivers lists of venues and services for coordinating an event or meeting in Moab. On staff is the Facility and Event Promoter, able to connect planners to the logistical needs in planning to meet in Moab. Ready to answer a phone query at 435-259-1340 or respond to email. Choose Moab Utah to make your next business gathering different and memorable.