A view of the blue: Waterfront destinations can bring tranquility to meetings

by Gabi Logan


Northern Kentucky
In addition to having prime access to the waterfront of the Ohio River, Northern Kentucky also offers the best views of the Cincinnati skyline and its iconic Roebling Suspension Bridge, which was the model for the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.  The riverfront on the Cincinnati side is dotted with sports stadiums and entertainment complexes, but northern Kentucky offers the area’s only true waterfront meeting space.

“It’s a key differentiator,” said Stefanie Wyckoff, the Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau’s business development
manager. “And when we say you have access to Cincinnati, it’s really right here. People think it’s miles, but it’s an eight-minute walk.”

The Northern Kentucky Convention Center has 110,000 square feet of meeting space, and the attached Cincinnati Marriott at
’s own 8,000 square feet of event space includes a ballroom with views of the Cincinnati skyline and the bridge that can accommodate up to 120 seated guests.  The adjacent Embassy Suites RiverCenter also has a river-view ballroom for up to 150, and the nearby Radisson Cincinnati Riverfront, which features a 360-degree rotating restaurant with the best views across the river to Cincinnati, is now undergoing a full renovation that is scheduled for completion at the end of this year.

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