All too often, meeting at a convention hotel can feel necessary but not ideal. You need the space, but the space itself feels uninspiring.

This is how The Grand America Hotel sets itself apart.

Not only does our hotel offer 100,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor space, but it has also set the standard for hospitality in downtown Salt Lake City. From its elegant design and picturesque grounds to its on-property outlets and world-class accommodations, it’s a convention hotel in its own class.

As locals know and visitors quickly discover, there is nowhere else like The Grand America Hotel.

Not your average meeting room: event space designed for the world stage

When The Grand America was built in the run-up to the 2002 Olympics, it was carefully designed to fill a need in the downtown market.

With the world’s eye about to be on Salt Lake City—and the world’s leaders about to stay here—The Grand America was constructed to be a worthy host of a global audience.

When you see it for yourself, this intent is immediately apparent. From the crystal and Italian blown glass chandeliers to the English wool carpeting, each detail was hand-selected to create an ambiance that is impossible to ignore.

Stepping into the nearly 23,000 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom feels like stepping into a European palace. Meeting in one of the secluded second-floor boardrooms feels like gathering in a room set for presidents and kings.

Whether orchestrating a convention of thousands or planning an intimate gathering for only a few, The Grand America sets the scene for moments and meetings you won’t easily forget.

Ambassador Boardroom

Culinary excellence is always on the menu: from catered events to post-meeting meals

There’s nothing cookie-cutter about the catering at The Grand America. Here, the little things make all the difference. From precise pastries baked in-house to a banquet team comprised of staff members who have been delivering personal service for decades, catered meals at The Grand America are designed to surpass expectations.

But excellent catering isn’t the only thing on the menu.

While most convention hotels have on-site dining, almost none have a lineup of dining outlets that deliver unique experiences and serve some of the best flavors in the city.

Our signature restaurant, Laurel Brasserie & Bar, is one of Salt Lake’s most stylish places to meet at any time of day. From decadent brunches to happy hours on the garden patio, Laurel is a local favorite with exciting seasonal menus and a robust drinks program.

In total, The Grand America offers six different dining experiences, ready to host the after-meeting meetings.

Stop by Bonne Vie for breakfast on the go and freshly baked pastries along with locally roasted coffees. And when you need a more intimate venue to meet up for after-meeting drinks, The Gibson Lounge is a cozy and classic cocktail bar with a modern twist.

The Gibson Lounge

For the unconventional conventions: experience resort amenities

Most convention hotels have the space you need to meet—but not much else. When you gather at The Grand America, you’re invited to experience amenities often reserved for resort hotels.

Not only does the hotel offer four boutique retail shops, The Shops at The Grand, which includes JouJou, a children’s store straight out of a fairytale, and Raindrops & Roses, selling curated men’s and women’s fashions, but it’s also home to Salt Lake City’s most luxurious day spa.

The Grand Spa is a calming escape in the heart of the hotel. Consistently awarded Forbes Five Star certification, when you meet at The Grand America, you and your guests can plan for post-convention relaxation with our wide variety of world-class spa services.

The independent difference: a family-owned style of hospitality

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At the heart of all these features and amenities that make The Grand America a one-of-a-kind experience is a commitment to providing warm and inviting hospitality that feels like home.

From the painstakingly personal event planning to the hotel staff who take care of all the little details, the feeling of being at The Grand America is the real difference.

With each occasion, guests are welcomed back like family, and their needs are not only met but anticipated with great care.

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