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Reasons to Meet

Getting Here is Easy

reasons_greatWe are just 20 minutes north of Dallas and our two major airports, DFW International and Dallas Love Field, have 2,000 flights daily. We are also on the DART light rail line; you can hop aboard at one of three Plano stations and travel throughout the area. Plano has been consistently named a safe and clean city in national publications, so your meeting participants will have an enjoyable experience. And our moderate climate makes it easy to get here and get around while you are here, no matter the season.


Plano has Amenities that Attendees Love

reasons_amenitiesWe are known for being a “walkable” city. For example, the beautiful Legacy Town Center includes a full service hotel (with two more under construction), plus dozens of shops, restaurants, spas, a lake and beautiful town square. The Marriott at Legacy Town Center boasts the largest hotel amphitheater in the region. It seats up to 115 people — perfect for classroom-style presentations. We have 39 hotels and more than 4,900 guest rooms in our city, with 5 recently added hotels (with nearly 800 new rooms) which opened in 2014. Looking for local atmosphere for your meeting? Our Western venues are the real deal. Especially at nearby Southfork Ranch, home of the TV series “Dallas.” They offer 63,000 square feet of meeting space, plus the unique Texas atmosphere of the Ewing Mansion. For a more traditional meeting space, The Plano Centre has 122,500 square feet of meeting space plus FREE parking and wifi. When your meeting day is over, your attendees will have more than 700 restaurants and 70 shopping areas to choose from — everything from great antique stores, to outlet malls or high end shopping like Neiman-Marcus.


We Support Meeting Planners and Meetings

reasons_meetingsService to meeting planners is our priority at Visit Plano. Many events are eligible for special assistance through our sponsorship program which gives financial assistance based on number of room nights generated by your event. If you choose the Plano Centre for your meeting AND have attendees who need hotel rooms in Plano, we have a grant program to help underwrite some of your program fees. This makes your meeting in Plano more affordable. We support your group in many ways, which can save you time and money. We can provide everything from name tags and VIP welcome bags, to assistance with registration, speakers and marketing. We’re your local experts and can help you plan those extras like city tours, hot air balloon rides, scavenger hunts, cowboy country tours, art and shopping events. Ready to book your next meeting? Call us at 800-81-PLANO or email karenfo@plano.gov or shaneso@plano.gov to request more information on meeting in Plano. We can’t wait to connect with you.


“Plano CVB provided invaluable assistance for our state convention. From site selection to registration, the Visit Plano staff was professional and proactive in helping meet our group’s needs. As a seasoned meeting planner, I highly recommend contacting Visit Plano to anyone planning an event.”
Carol McCord,
Texas State Teachers Association/NEA

“One of the primary reasons for selecting Plano was the outstanding assistance we received from the staff at the Visit Plano. Their efforts allowed us many local ben- efits that we would have been unable to achieve on our own.”
Connie Mullins and Kathy Bridwell,
Institute for Supply Management