Eleven miles west of downtown Miami, the Miami International Airport area is a rapidly growing sector. This International Airport's Miami meeting space includes new hotels and gleaming office building
Eleven miles west of downtown Miami, the Miami International Airport area is a rapidly growing sector. This International Airport's Miami meeting space includes new hotels and gleaming office buildings around Blue Lagoon Drive, an impressively landscaped 12.5-acre peninsula framed by a 100-acre lake to the west.
For greater access to large event venues in Miami, the Miami International Airport area is situated 12 miles from the Miami Beach Convention Center and the South Beach/Art Deco District and less than five miles from Little Havana, Coral Gables and Coconut Grove.
But when it comes to selecting Miami International Airport meeting venues themselves, there are plenty to choose from: the MIA area comprises more than 3,750 rooms, 450 suites and more than 265,000 total square feet of meeting space and nearly 150,000 square feet of square feet of exhibit space at seven properties: the 304-room Crowne Plaza Miami International Airport, 334-room Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Hotel & Exhibition Center, 318-room Embassy Suites Hotel/Miami International Airport, 500-room Hilton Miami Airport, 367-room Marriott Miami Airport Hotel, 281-room Sofitel Miami and 405-room Sheraton Miami Hotel & Executive Meeting Center.
Other, exceptional special event venues are easily accessible from the Miami International Airport area. The Venetian Pool, three miles away in Coral Gables., offers a unique environment of a spring fed water pool in a coral rock quarry with waterfalls, caves and grottos, Venetian style architecture buildings with capacity for 150 people for an event. Four miles from the area, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, an opulent castle-like structure built in 1916 with 10 acres of spectacular botanical gardens dotted with statues and fountains overlooking Biscayne Bay, is available for special group tours, events and parties.
When it's time to dine, you generally don't have to leave your hotel because most of the best restaurants in the area are situated in the largest, meeting-oriented properties.
To unwind after meeting, Dolphin Mall, just west of Miami International Airport, has 240 stores, restaurants and entertainment venues highlighted by Bass Pro Shops, KOBE Japanese Steak & Seafood and Cobb Theaters Cinema, a 19-screen complex. Seven miles from the airport is the Miami International Mall, which has more than 130 stores and restaurants with Dillard's, JC Penney, Macy's and Sears serving as anchor tenants.