by Sarah J.F. Braley | September 01, 2012
Boise, Idaho
The Boise Centre, the city's main convention facility, takes its commitment to sustainability programs seriously. Last year, aside from donating about 6,000 pounds of food to a local rescue mission, approximately 6,300 pounds of kitchen compost were collected, 5,850 pounds of coffee grounds were composted, and 300 cases of wine bottles (more than one-third of them purchased from local wineries) were recycled or donated.   

Meeting Hotels
The city's group properties include the 303-room Riverside Hotel, 254-room Grove Hotel, 195-room Boise Hotel & Conference Center, 112-room Hotel 43 and 100-room Owyhee Plaza Hotel.

Convention Center 
Boise Centre; exhibit space, 50,000 square feet; meeting rooms, 20. (208) 336-8900

Taxes
Room tax, 7%; sales tax, 6%; total tax on hotel rooms, 13%

Group Venue
The walls have plenty to say at the Old Idaho Territorial Penitentiary, built in 1870 in what was then the Idaho Territory, and in service until 1973. The four-acre "Old Pen" welcomes outdoor events for groups of up to 1,200 in the main yard and grounds. (208) 334-2844

Contact
Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau;  (208) 344-7777 or (800) 635-5240