Salt Lake is a vibrant metropolitan area of 1.2 million people, a valley setting in the majestic Rocky Mountains. Consistently ranked in the top 10 for on-time performance, the Salt Lake City International Airport is served by all major U.S. airlines. The Salt Palace Convention Center in the heart of downtown offers 515,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 45,000-square-foot ballroom, and 67 meeting rooms. More than 17,000 hotel rooms are located in the metro area. A modern light-rail line connects the hotels, convention center, shops, restaurants, and nightspots within the convention district's free-fare zone. Learn more.