Diversity without the density — that’s the mantra of meetings in The Palm Beaches. As a collection of 39 cities and towns in Southeast Florida, this vibrant destination is accustomed to hosting immersive events with creative meeting design. Geographically speaking, meeting planners have a variety of areas where they can host activities, such as the centrally located downtown hub of West Palm Beach, the iconic island of Palm Beach, the progressive city of Boca Raton, and the bio-tech beach town of Jupiter. Together, the destination has the space, accessibility, accommodations, local experiences, and team dedication for groups seeking exceptional service in and outside the boardroom.
Here are four reasons why you want to have your next meeting in The Palm Beaches:
1. Palm Beach County Convention Center and the Downtown Convention Campus
The downtown convention campus in West Palm Beach puts attendees close to entertainment, restaurants, numerous meeting venues, and more than 1,000 hotel rooms within walking distance. Located just five minutes from Palm Beach International Airport in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, the 350,000-square-foot Palm Beach County Convention Center features a 100,000-square-foot exhibit hall, a 22,000-square-foot ballroom, and 21,000 square feet of flexible breakout space that can divide into 19 rooms.
2. Easy Accessibility and a Variety of Transportation Options
The Palm Beaches are served by three international airports that collectively offer nearly 1,000 daily flights. Nationally recognized as one of the nation’s most stress-free airports, Palm Beach International (PBI) is located 3 miles from the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Miami International Airport (MIA) are both less than a one-hour drive away and offer a range of flight options through both legacy and discount airlines. Florida’s first high-speed rail train, Virgin Trains USA — formerly Brightline — connects Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, with its West Palm Beach station conveniently located less than a mile from the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
3. Your Meeting Is Our Priority
Work with Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB) and allow our staff of professionals to provide you with complimentary support services, incentive dollars valued up to $10 per room night, and help creating revenue-generating opportunities.
4. Diversity of Hotel Options
An abundance of prominent hotel brands and independently owned properties are available across the destination. Meeting planners seeking familiar chain names can contract rooms with properties managed by Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, Wyndham, and more. In particular, the 400-room Hilton West Palm Beach is connected to the Palm Beach County Convention Center via a short enclosed walkway. There are more than 1,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of the convention center and more than 3,000 rooms within a 3-mile radius. The southernmost city, Boca Raton, offers exceptional meeting accommodations, commonly referred to as a “Boca-wide.” It has more than 1,500 rooms within walking distance of the legendary Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, anchored by its 146,000-square-foot Mizner Center. Independent hotels with quintessential destination charm include The Breakers (45,000 square feet), Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa (30,000 square feet), PGA National Resort & Spa (35,000 square feet), and Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa (12,000 square feet).
For more information about The Palm Beaches’ meeting and venue scene and to contact your sales representative directly, visit thepalmbeaches.com/meetings or search for us on the Cvent Supplier Network as “Palm Beach CVB (Discover The Palm Beaches).”