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Meeting Planner FAQs

The Memphis Tourism Sales, Convention and Sports Team answers your frequently asked questions about transportation to and around Memphis, meeting space, hotel inventory and more. 

FAQs: Memphis' Renasant Convention Center

Q. HOW MANY SQUARE FEET OF EXHIBIT SPACE DOES THE RENASANT CONVENTION CENTER HAVE?

A. Memphis' Renasant Convention Center has 118,000 sq. ft. of column-free exhibit space, with an additional 28,000-sq.-ft. ballroom. The center's total square footage is 300,000.

Q. DOES RENASANT CONVENTION CENTER OFFER LONG-TERM BUS OR VAN PARKING?

A. Yes! Learn more here, and contact us at [email protected] for additional details or to reserve a spot.

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FAQs: Memphis Hotels

Q. WHAT IS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF SLEEPING ROOMS IN MEMPHIS HOTELS?

A. Memphis has more than 22,916 sleeping rooms citywide with thousands more in development. The following is a breakdown of rooms by area:

  • Downtown Memphis – 4,000+ rooms (25 hotels)
  • Airport & South Memphis – 8,000+ rooms (96 hotels)
  • East Memphis – 10,000+ rooms (108 hotels)
  • West Memphis – 1,500+ rooms
  • Mississippi/Tunica – 6,300+ rooms

Q. HOW MANY GUEST ROOMS are in THE LARGEST HOTEL IN MEMPHIS?

A. The largest hotel in Memphis is Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel with 600 rooms and 12,434 sq. ft. of meeting space. The hotel adjoins the Renasant Convention Center, which has 300,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including a 118,000-sq.-ft., column-free exhibit hall, two additional ballrooms at 28,000 sq. ft. and 18,000 sq. ft. respectively, and The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts at 2,100 sq. ft.

Q. WHICH HOTEL HAS THE LARGEST AMOUNT OF TOTAL SQUARE FEET OF MEETING SPACE IN MEMPHIS?

A.

Q. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE DAILY HOTEL RATE IN MEMPHIS?

A. According to 2022 data, the average daily hotel rate in Memphis is $111. 
 

Q. DO ANY HOTELS OFFER COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE SERVICE? 

A. Yes:

FAQs: AIR SERVICE TO MEMPHIS

Q. WHICH AIRLINES FLY INTO MEMPHIS?

A. Airlines that fly into Memphis International Airport (MEM) include:

Allegiant
American
Avelo
Delta
Frontier

Southern Airways Express
Southwest
Spirit
United
Vacation Express

Q. DOES MEMPHIS HAVE NON-STOP AIR SERVICE?

A. There are more than 90 flights daily between MEM and 34 nonstop destinations. Click here for all routes.

Q. HOW FAR IS DOWNTOWN FROM THE AIRPORT?

A. Memphis International Airport is 12 miles from Downtown Memphis, about a 15-minute drive.

Q. WHAT ARE THE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FROM MEMPHIS AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN AND EAST MEMPHIS?

A. In addition to the complimentary hotel shuttles listed above, rideshare and taxi services, Yellow Cab and Tennco Downtown Shuttle offer transportation services.

Q. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST OF TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT?

A. $18 - $20 via Uber and Lyft; $26 - $28 by taxi.

Additional FAQs for meeting planners

Q. HOW MANY RESTAURANTS ARE THERE IN DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS?

A. Downtown Memphis has approximately 100 restaurants, from fine dining to fast foodLearn more about Memphis restaurants and dining. Several of these restaurants are located close to the Renasant Convention Center.

Q. IS MEMPHIS A UNION TOWN?

A. No. Tennessee is a "Right to Work" state.

Q. WHAT IS THE POPULATION OF MEMPHIS?

A. Based on the most recent data (2021), the population of Memphis is 628,127. For all of Shelby County, it's 924,454. 

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