Its Back Bay location is what makes the Hynes the premier convention space in Boston. Outside the front door, guests have access to an abundance of dining and shopping choices on Boylston Street, Newbury Street, and Massachusetts Avenue. A handy option when the weather is poor is the indoor walkway to three hotels and two shopping malls, which contain many shops, restaurants, and a movie multiplex. The convention center itself is a modern space with 37 dedicated meeting rooms, several ballrooms and 193,000 square feet of exhibit space. Up to 25,000 people can be accommodated.