Boise Centre Named A 2019 Smart Stars Winner

Smart Meetings – June 2019

The Smart Awards have risen to become a significant benchmark and celebrated planning resource for meeting professionals worldwide.  Each year, meeting planners vote for their favorite properties, venues and destinations in 35 distinguished categories, all critical to the success of their meetings and events.  Boise Centre earned a 2019 Smart Award in the Best Conference Center Category. This is the first Smart Stars Award that Boise Centre has won.

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Boise’s Been Busy

Facilities & Destinations Year End – January 2019

An expanded convention center and new hotels have enhanced the city’s meeting product. Boise has become one of the Northwest’s most vibrant hotspots – ablaze with new building projects, renovations, and upgrades. Idaho’s capital and largest city is home to a population of approximately 250,000. Not terribly big, but Boise is sure to impress meeting groups with character and charm…


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Boise on the Rise, Be the Reason Attendees Fall in Love with Boise

Smart Meetings – December 2018

Boise boasts the No. 1 spot on Forbes’ 2018 list of America’s fastest-growing cities, a growing tech industry and the influx of trendy, new restaurants, bars, and neighbors that accompany a city on the rise.  Boise today is walkable, affordable, pristine and equipped with modern meeting facilities such as Boise Centre’s expansion… all within a few blocks from hundreds of hotel rooms, restaurants and microbreweries. Oh boy-sie!

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11 Cities On The Rise – Boise Top 3 Reasons to Meet There Now

Smart Meetings – June 2018

Thriving city: within 10 blocks in Boise, Idaho’s energetic downtown, find only-in-Boise eateries, more than 100 alluring shops, live music venues and a growing number of breweries and wine-tasting rooms. Newly expanded convention center …

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Big Time Citywides Give Planners Access to Wide Range of Experiences

Smart Meetings – December 2017

Citywide conventions bring cities and communities together.  They give destinations the chance to dazzle and entertain visitors by showing off their best attributes.  Corporations and associations love them because the scale imparts powerful growth opportunities for entire organizations. Cities use them as opportunities to show off their latest achievements, build local pride and boost the economy.

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A Progressive Mindset Anchors Boise Meetings – Who Knew?

Prevue Meetings – November/December 2017

When groups visit Boise, Idaho, their typical response is “who knew?” according to Terry Kopp, director of sales for the Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau. With a population just over 220,000, Boise has the immersive, small-town vibe that groups want. The Boise Airport is located just 10 minutes from downtown, and conventions of a notable size (1,000-plus) essentially run the town and are viewed as key to the city’s economy, says Kopp.
“We stand out because we are a city smaller in population, but one that offers many of the same amenities you find in larger cities such as the ballet and symphony,” says Kopp. That said, Boise’s downtown is seeing major growth.

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Boise is Booming

Successful Meetings – August 2017

The city of Boise, ID, is quickly enhancing its meeting capabilities with a number of new developments and culinary offerings.  A three-phase, $47.5 million expansion of the Boise Centre is nearing completion. Altogether the project adds the 36,000-square-foot Boise Centre Ease (including a new ballroom and eight additional breakout rooms) as well as a new junior ballroom and outdoor patio, increasing its capacity from 18 meeting rooms to 31 and a total of 80,000 square feet.

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7 Cities to Watch

Successful Meetings – May 01, 2017

Watch out Orlando, Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago, San Diego, Phoenix and all the other big convention towns. A number of highly attractive second-tier meeting destinations are poised to nab more marketing share on the strength of superb services, fun attractions, engaging localities and big-ticket investments.

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Boise Adds Modern Twists to its Meeting Options

Smart Meetings – November 1, 2016

After touring a Basque neighborhood, groups can visit an Anne Frank human rights memorial and a cutting-edge creative center before heading to one of the many nearby wineries.

This type of stimulating outing conjures up images of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston and other progressive, multicultural cities. But surprising to many, the experiences are all available in a high-desert city in the Pacific Northwest—Boise, Idaho.

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Three New Reasons to Visit Boise, Idaho

Northwest Meetings + Events – August 26, 2016

Boise has quickly become one of the Northwest’s most vibrant hot spots and many are taking notice. The capital city, a former military outpost along the Oregon Trail, is rapidly branding itself as the place for event planners to organize meetings, conferences and social events.

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Wide Open Possibilities – Great outdoors provides inspiration and promotes team building

Smart Meetings – June 2016

In the capital city of Boise, a 36,000-square-foot expansion of Boise Centre debuts this September, complemented by 550 new guest rooms in early 2017. Almost all business hotels in Boise offer free transportation to and from the airport, which is a 10-minute drive from downtown.

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