Omaha Meeting Planner FAQs

Below we answer some of the top questions to help you plan your meeting or event in Omaha. For more information regarding COVID-19 please visit our Reopening Information and Resources page. If you have any additional questions not answered below please contact our sales team.

COVID-19 Updates

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Are meetings/gatherings being allowed in Omaha?

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Is there a limit on the number of attendees at a meeting?

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There are presently some restrictions for attendees at a meeting. See the restrictions below:

  • Indoor gatherings are at 100% of rated occupancy
  • Outdoor gatherings remain at 100% rated occupancy
  • Six (6) feet of separation between groups is recommended
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What socially distanced activities are available for attendees?

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There are a variety of socially distanced activities available.

are open with restrictions. Visit the Omaha Attractions page for updates on individual attractions. 

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Are you able to provide PPE for event attendees?

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PPE may be provided dependent on event venue.

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Do any of your venues offer hybrid meeting options?

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Yes, hybrid options are available, contact Visit Omaha’s Meeting Sales team for more information.

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Can you help me plan a hybrid meeting?

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Yes, Visit Omaha’s Meeting Sales team can help you plan a hybrid meeting.

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Was your convention center used as a testing site?

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COVID-19 testing was held outside of CHI Health Center and Arena. There was no testing done inside the convention center.

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What dining options are available for attendees?

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Omaha restaurants and bars are open. We suggest calling ahead to see if they have any restrictions.

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General Meetings

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What is the nearest airport?

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Omaha’s Airport (OMA) is a quick 4-mile drive to the downtown convention district.

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What assistance is offered to help plan my meeting?

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Visit Omaha offers convention services to help you plan your meeting.

Convention Services
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Which restaurants can accommodate large groups?

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There are many restaurants able to accommodate large groups. View a list here.

Restaurants with Party Rooms
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What transportation options are available?

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Taxis, Ubers and Lyfts are available throughout the city. The majority of Omaha hotels offer complimentary direct shuttle service to and from the airport and within a specific mile radius of their property.

Getting Around Omaha
Q:

What are the largest hotels surrounding the downtown convention center?

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Some of the largest hotels surrounding the downtown convention center include:

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How many hotel rooms are in the Metropolitan Omaha area?

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Omaha's metro area offers more than 15,000 rooms.

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Is there a Convention Center in Omaha?

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Yes, CHI Health Center Omaha is located in downtown Omaha and just four (4) miles from Omaha's airport. 
CHI Health Center Omaha Quick Facts:

  • 346,000 square-feet
  • 194,000 square-feet of contiguous exhibition space - divisible into three separate halls.
  • 16 Meeting Rooms
  • 63,000 square-feet of flexible meeting space.
  • 30,996 square-foot grand ballroom - seats more than 2,000 guests
  • Additional 42,500 square feet of pre-function space
  • Connected via enclosed skywalk to 600-room Hilton Omaha Hotel
  • Non-union Facility
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Near the convention center, are there ample dining and nightlife options for my attendees?

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Yes, CHI Health Center Omaha is a short walk away from Omaha's Historic Old Market Art, Shopping and Dining District, and North Downtown Entertainment District. Both districts offer a sampling of Omaha's unique nightlife including pubs, nightclubs, first-class sporting venues, and nationally recognized concert venues. Your attendees will also enjoy a variety of Omaha dining options, including mouth-watering steaks, chef-inspired menus, and delicacies from around the world. Explore more of Omaha's nightlife and dining.

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What are Omaha's top attractions?

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Omaha offers a variety of world-class attractions including the

  • World's largest indoor desert
  • A presidential press train
  • A pink marble museum
  • The longest pedestrian bridge to link two states
  • And more...
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What off-site meeting venue options in Omaha are there?

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While there are many offsite venues a few include:

  • Joslyn Art Museum - This pink marble masterpiece doubles as an elegant off-site meeting venue with five distinctive meeting areas accommodating 50 to 1,400 people.
  • Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium - Imagine meeting as sharks and stingrays circle above. Meeting space can accommodate 20 to 400 people.
  • The Durham Museum - This fully restored Art Deco railway station offers several event venues accommodating 200 to 900 people.
  • Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha's Botanical Center - 100+ acres of botanical beauty. Venues include a rose garden, model railroad garden, Victorian garden and a banquet area accommodating up to 300 people.

For a complete list of off-site meeting options, go to our off-site venue page.

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