Unlike some cities that have all of their major hotels in one area, Albuquerque has five major hotel clusters located in different parts of the city. Downtown is the place to be for larger meetings that want to take advantage of the Convention Center. Old Town is well suited for smaller meetings in a beautiful setting. Choose the airport area when convenience is most important. The Uptown area is the financial district, but is also a major shopping area that is close to the state fairgrounds at Expo New Mexico. The Balloon Fiesta cluster is, of course, close to Balloon Fiesta Park, but also near many businesses on the north side of town.