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LITTLE ROCK IS BIG ON HOSPITALITY

Little Rock is no stranger to the changing tides of history and its power to shape a community. It's a city that's built on the intersection of our shared histories, and together those stories form the foundation of our community - a community that is the perfect place to host your next meeting.

In 2010, Little Rock became a majority-minority city, a trend that is reflected at all levels of city leadership. Little Rock now has a more diverse slate of elected leaders than at any time. This commitment to diversity and equity carries through to our entire Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau team, and we are committed to ensuring that Little Rock is welcoming and open to everyone who wants to come here.

That warm welcome extends to meeting attendees as well - and it's the perfect complement to the accessibility, walkability and affordability you're looking for in a meeting destination. Plus, Little Rock offers more than 7,000 hotel rooms, a convention center with 220,000 square feet of meeting space and 165,000+ square feet of additional meeting space throughout the city.

The Statehouse Convention Center anchors the vibrant River Market District, one of the city's most exciting neighborhoods. The district is nestled on the bank of the Arkansas River and is home to fantastic restaurants, boutique shopping, hotels and is the epicenter of Little Rock nightlife-allowing your attendees to enjoy the best of the city without a car. We even offer a free historic-replica streetcar that will take you through the district.

Getting to our city is just as easy as getting around it. The Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) is ten minutes from downtown and reaches 334 unique destinations around the world with only one stop. Six airlines offer more than 50 daily flights from Arkansas to major hubs. For visitors traveling by car, we are a short drive from numerous major cities-just a day's drive for 40% of Americans.

Best of all, the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau is always ready to help you plan a spectacular event. From the time you submit your RFP to the day of the event, we do everything we can to be your partner and a part of your team. Our connections throughout the area are always available to you, as well as the many city and state public service leaders, community leaders, companies, professionals, and organizations that can help make your meeting extraordinary.

We're here to make hosting your event in Little Rock seamless, so start planning now.

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