by Michael J. Shapiro | October 01, 2017

Meeting Hotels: Downtown properties near San Jose's McEnery Convention Center include the 805-room Fairmont San Jose, 506-room San Jose Marriott, 353-room Hilton San Jose, 234-room Hyatt Place San Jose Downtown, 210-room AC Hotel by Marriott San Jose Downtown, 171-room Westin San Jose, 100-room Hotel De Anza and 86-room Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown.

To find and compare hotels, and send RFPs, visit mcvenues.com.

Convention Center: McEnery Convention Center; exhibit space, approximately 214,760 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 43; (800) 726-5673

Airport Transit: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, 3.9 miles northwest of the convention center. Transfer cost by airport shuttle, free to light rail, then $2 to downtown; by taxi to downtown, $25; by Uber to downtown, $12--$15. Airports in San Francisco and Oakland are 30 to 45 minutes away and average $100--$110 by taxi.

Taxes: Room tax, 14%; sales tax, 9.25%; total tax on hotel rooms, about 14%

Group Venue: Here in the heart of Silicon Valley, few facilities are as representative of the local mindset as the Tech Museum of Innovation. The highly configurable floor plan encompasses 130,000 square feet of space, making the venue as easily adaptable for small group dinners as for large corporate receptions. The installations in the museum make for built-in entertainment as well: Take the current "Reboot Reality" exhibit, with its interactive VR experiences. When guests strap into the Birdly flying simulator, for instance, they flap their wings to fly across the Manhattan skyline, their point of view projected on a screen for the rest of the group to see. (408) 795-6221

Contact:Team San Jose, (800) 726-5673