Plan a Meeting in Las Cruces

Located at the intersection of interstates 10 & 25, Las Cruces is the cultural and historical crossroads of the Southwest, not to mention one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. Las Cruces was selected as a “Top Destination” seven times by Facilities and Destinations magazine, and has topped the Forbes/Milken Institute’s list of “Best small metro areas for doing business.” And with 350 days of sunshine a year – perfect for year-round golf and outdoor activities – Las Cruces is the ideal destination to plan your next meeting, no matter what time of year it is.

The Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau team of professionals are ready to assist you in all aspects of planning your Las Cruces meeting. We have more than 3,000 hotel rooms and 128,000 square feet of meeting space to accommodate groups from 10-1,400 attendees, all within our conveniently compact city limits. We encourage you to consider us first for any needs you might have in planning and servicing your meetings. Our goal is to help you and your meeting planners make your Las Cruces meeting the very best.

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Contact Me

Albert Herrera
Convention Sales Manager
Visit Las Cruces | 211 N. Water Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001
Office: (575) 541-2387 | Cell: (575) 496-1265
alherrera@las-cruces.org | facebook.com/lascrucescvb | twitter.com/lascruces

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The Top Ten Reasons To Hold Your Meeting in Las Cruces

  1. Competitive and affordable rates for hotel rooms and meeting space
  2. New state-of-the-art convention center
  3. Proud recipient of DMAI accreditation
  4. Recipient of seven Top Destination awards industry magazines
  5. 325 days of sunshine for great year-round outdoor activity
  6. Easy access to nearby El Paso International Airport
  7. Located at the crossroads of I-10 & I25
  8. Boasts arts, history, and culture
  9. Located in the heart of the chile capital of the world
  10. Best Mexican food this side of the border

Visit Las Cruces Services

The Visit Las Cruces is a total support facility offering a variety of services to assist you in planning your program. It is our goal to help ensure the success of your convention. We welcome your attendees with plenty of information about Las Cruces and southern New Mexico and our team of professionals is dedicated to making each convention, event or visit a pleasurable one. We are prepared to assist you with the following:

Bid Process and Venue Selection
Provide us with your meeting specifications and we will obtain proposals from our hotels and meeting venues directly to you or compiled in a formal bid book. Our bureau staff can assist in bid presentation to your board of directors, site committee or general membership (for multiple hotel meetings). Let us schedule and accompany you on site inspections to give you a true feel for Las Cruces hospitality.

Off-site Activities
Need assistance with activities, tours and off-site venues for your delegates? Our experts will find the right location for your event plus do all the legwork for you! Choose from a list of pre-designed tours or we will work with you to create a customized event.

Media Assistance and Attendance Building
The media department of the bureau can assist you with getting the word out about your meeting to the local community with press releases and email blasts to target markets.

Visitor Information and Promotional Materials
The bureau can provide your attendees with maps, visitor guides, and other helpful brochures to make their stay in Las Cruces as easy and fun as possible.

Volunteer Coordination
The bureau can assist in rounding up volunteers for your meetings and off-site functions.

Vendor Selection
With our extensive database, we can assist in finding the vendors that will best suit the needs of your event.

Meeting Logistics
Not sure where to start? Our team is prepared to assist in the overall planning your meeting or event.

Facilities & Venues

Las Cruces hotels offer over 128,000 square feet of meeting space and over 3,000 sleeping rooms. Offsite properties such as New Mexico State University and the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum also offer over 40,000 square feet of meeting space.  And with over 350 days of sunshine a year, Las Cruces is the perfect destination to plan your next meeting… no matter what time of year it is.

Las Cruces Convention Center

The LEED certified center is 55,000 square feet with just over 30,000 square feet of meeting space. The facility features a 14,500 square foot exhibition hall as well as a 9,000 square foot ballroom. There are 6 break-out rooms totally over 3,000 square feet. Additionally, there is over 5,000 square feet of outdoor space and 2,000 square feet of indoor pre-function space.

Location
The convention center is located on approximately 10 acres of land located at the corner of University Avenue and Union Avenue in Las Cruces, New Mexico. For more information or to book the Las Cruces Convention Center, contact Albert Herrera, Convention Sales Manager for the Las Cruces Convention & Visitors Bureau at: (575) 541-2387, aherrera@las-cruces.org

Visit the Convention Center website at:  www.meetinlascruces.com

Frequently Asked Questions

I am planning a convention and need quotes for meeting space and room blocks.  Where can I obtain that information?
Fill out our Request for Proposal (RFP) form and our convention sales staff will gather the information for you, free of charge.

How many hotel rooms are there in Las Cruces?
There are over 3,300 sleeping rooms in the city of Las Cruces.

How much meeting space is available in Las Cruces?
There is approximately 128,000 sq. ft. of meeting space in Las Cruces.

Does Las Cruces have a convention center?
Yes, we do.  The brand new state-of-the-art LEED gold certified convention center officially opened on December 1, 2010.  The center has hosted hundreds of events ranging from 10 to 2,000 attendees.  It offers over 30,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, in-house customized catering, and free on-site parking.
Is the convention center union or non-union?
The Las Cruces Convention Center is non-union.

What time of the year would I get the best hotel rate for a conference in Las Cruces?
Las Cruces is an affordable destination year-round.  However, if you book your conference December through February or June through August, chances are you will get better rates.

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