Denver named best city for conventions

A Toronto-based newspaper has named Denver the top city for conventions in the world.

The Globe and Mail compiled a list of top-10 best cities for business meetings, with input from international travelers and business people.

“The mile-high city is no longer a pit-stop en route to the slopes of Vail,” said Zane Kerby, who booked the National Business Travel Association’s 40th annual convention in Denver for 2011, as reported by The Globe and Mail’s Sarah Staples.

Denver won accolades for cheap flights into Denver International Airport and its central location within the United States. And many hotels are within walking distance of the Colorado Convention Center.

New York City was first on the list, for best over-all city. Number three for pro-business was Sao Paulo.

Istanbul was named best for sightseeing, while Mubai landed the number five spot for most exotic.

Freshest downtown, sixth place, went to Los Angeles, for its nearly complete a $2.5-billion public-private urban renewal project, which  added hotels, restaurants museums and movie theaters.

New Orleans earned a spot for best comeback.

Shenzhen, China, was number nine for city to watch.

And Nashville, Tenn., grabbed the 10th spot with best music scene.

To read the complete article, visit The Globe and Mail’s website.

  • Drain Man

    Hey, congratulations, Denver! Best in the world… wow.

    Yeah, I miss my home town. Don’t know about Nashville for best music scene though — Austin’s pretty high up there in my book, and LA and New York are kind of tough to beat.

    Anyway, back to Denver: the Mile High City rocks in every way.