Here are 5 Reasons Lubbock is the Perfect Destination for Corporate Events:
From downtown locations near the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center to the amenities they offer, the “Hub City” is home to more than 50 hotels that fit every need. Lubbock has brand new properties that will have your attendees sitting in the lap of luxury without the high rates often found in other parts of the Lone Star State. With hotels that offer free wireless internet, great meeting space and on-site restaurants, your attendees might not want to leave.
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With more than 20 arriving and departing flights every day and service by American Eagle, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines, Lubbock’s Preston Smith International Airport is easy to get to. Direct flights from Austin, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Phoenix and Las Vegas connect the “Hub City” with some of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Once your attendees arrive, they have five national car rental agencies to choose from, including Alamo, Avis and Enterprise. Driving in Lubbock is a breeze, and most locations can be reached in 17 minutes or less. If your attendees would rather let someone else do the driving, they can request an Uber driver during their stay.
Let’s face it, it’s possible to attend a corporate event in an amazing city but never actually experience what it has to offer. It is not unusual to find yourself being shuttled from airport to hotel to convention center and back again, leaving attendees unaware of all the sights and sounds worth experiencing. Fortunately, many of Lubbock’s one-of-a-kind venues showcase the very best of the city, such as its world-class art or its award-winning wineries. Places like the American Wind Power Center (1701 Canyon Lake Drive) and the National Ranching Heritage Center (3121 4th St) pr.ovide stunning backdrops that immerse visitors in the heritage of the West Texas region. Having your attendees dine on steaks inside the world’s largest windmill museum, while enjoying the beauty of a 6,000-square-foot hand-painted mural will certainly leave an impression.
There are many other uniquely Lubbock experiences you can provide your visitors. Host your meeting overlooking the magnificent Jones AT&T Stadium football field at Texas Tech University or among the vineyards at one of the many award-winning wineries in Lubbock. For an educational twist, hold your meeting among the interactive exhibits at the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater (2579 S. Loop 289 #250), or alongside the masterpieces on display at one of the “Hub City’s” incredible art galleries.
Beyond making sure that the hotels and event spaces have all the amenities you need, you probably want your attendees to have a great time as well. In Lubbock, that’s no problem. The live music scene here is unmatched, as famous musicians like Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings and Natalie Maines of the Grammy Award-winning Dixie Chicks have proven. Their legacy lives on to this day, as Lubbock’s concert halls and venues host performances just about any night of the week. The heels of cowboy boots hit the dance floor at The Blue Light Live (1806 Buddy Holly Ave.), top-notch bands perform at the historic Cactus Theater (1812 Buddy Holly Ave.), local favorites strut their stuff at The Triple J Chophouse and Brew Co. (1807 Buddy Holly Ave.) and the acoustic tunes at Stella’s (4646 50th St.) are to die for.
If you’re planning to host an event in Lubbock during the school year, consider adding a Texas Tech game to your itinerary. In the fall, your attendees can join thousands of screaming fans at a famous Texas Tech Red Raider football game, while in the spring they can see the baseball and men’s and women’s basketball teams compete against the best of the NCAA. You can find a schedule of upcoming Texas Tech games and purchase tickets here.
Think Lubbock is the perfect destination for your next corporate event? We’d love to work with you to make your next meeting a huge success. Get started by submitting your free request for proposal.
By: Lacie Freelen
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