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Why Rochester

Why Plan Your Next Meeting in Rochester?

Rochester Meeting FAQs

Q: Does Rochester have a convention center?
A: Rochester is home to the award-winning Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, which can provide up to 100,000 sq. feet of meeting and exhibit space.

Q: How big is the largest hotel in Rochester?
A: The Hyatt Regency Rochester is the largest hotel in Monroe County, with 341 guest rooms and 17,000 square feet of meeting space. The Hyatt is connected to the convention center by an indoor skyway.

Q: How many hotel rooms are nearby the Convention Center?
A: There are 664 total rooms within walking distance of the Floreano Convention Center and over 7,000 hotel rooms in the Greater Rochester area.

Q: What can event attendees do after the meeting?
A: Rochester offers event attendees limitless choices for activities and experiences when your meeting is not in session. Discover the largest collection of toys, dolls and games in the world at The Strong Museum of Play. Explore the world’s oldest photography museum at the George Eastman Museum. Retrace Rochester’s role in the women’s rights movement at the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. Learn the history or the Erie Canal on a tour boat. Visit a 19th century village brought to life at Genesee Country Village & Museum. Browse 5,000 years of art history at the Memorial Art Gallery – along with many more experiences to enjoy.

Q: How far away is the airport to the Downtown Convention District?
A: The Frederick Douglass - Greater Rochester International Airport is just 7 miles – and less than a 15-minute drive – from downtown Rochester.

Q: What travel options are available to get to Rochester?
A: Rochester is accessible by car (the city is within a day’s drive of 1/3 of the U.S. population), by Amtrak train, bus, and by air. The airport offers daily flights to 19 non-stop destinations and major hubs with connections world-wide.

Q: Is there a lot of traffic in Rochester?
A: Rochester is a very easy city to get around. The average commute time is 15-20 minutes, and traffic is rarely a problem.