Meeting Planning in Miami, FL
Miami Beach Convention Center
The Miami Beach Convention Center is currently undergoing a $515 million renovation and expansion, which will set a high standard of excellence and redefine meeting and entertainment solutions when hosting large-scale business, trade, civic, and cultural events. Miami Beach’s professional design team consisting of nationally recognized Fentress Architects, the local design firm of Arquitectonica, and international landscape architects West 8, have designed a project that will position itself among the top globally significant convention centers in the world.
The new 1.4 million-square-foot, LEED certified facility will include a state-of-the-art 60,000 square foot grand ballroom, additional meeting rooms with flexible arrangements, a 20,000-square-foot glass rooftop junior ballroom, advanced technology, and new versatile indoor/outdoor public spaces.
In addition, a new pedestrian-friendly and ecologically sensitive green space incorporating butterfly gardens and mangrove enhancements will span along the Collins Canal, incorporating a native plant palette and providing pedestrian connectivity for residents and visitors.
The historic Carl Fisher Clubhouse, the oldest public structure in Miami Beach, will be restored to its original glory and transformed into a venue for the public to enjoy. Finally, a $7 million art budget will enable several selected and world renowned artists to incorporate public art into the project under Miami Beach’s Art in Public Places ordinance.
Adjacent to the center is the Jackie Gleason Theater that has seating for 2,704, perfect for special sessions or award presentations. There are two parking lots in a one-block radius, one with 800 spaces and one with 2,000 spaces. Visitors will find traveling to the center is a breeze as it is conveniently located within a short 18-minute drive from Miami International Airport.
Miami, FL Meeting Venue Spotlight
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center
Following a multimillion-dollar renovation, the Miami Airport Convention Center is the city’s second-largest convention center. Adjacent to the 341-room DoubleTree by Hilton located near the Miami International Airport, the convention center features 172,000 square feet meeting space that includes 75,000 square feet of exhibition space and a 29,000-square-foot social function ballroom, the second largest in the region.