Downtown Miami: The Ideal Meetings Destination

When it comes to a destination for your next meeting, Downtown Miami has everything needed to hold a successful, memorable event for everyone. The city’s urban core is an ideal setting as a center of culture, commerce, and constant reinvention. Unique venues, world-class hotels, outstanding fine dining and entertainment options, and an abundance of rooftop hot spots with scenic views of the bay all add up to make downtown Miami an unrivaled meetings location. Add to that the public transportation options, including the Metromover and Citibike system, that seamlessly connect the entire area, and you will surely be set up for a successful meeting.

Conveniently located a short 15-minute drive from Miami International Airport — and even closer to world-class beaches — downtown Miami’s landscape is bursting with skyscrapers and stunning bay views.  There are 37 hotels for all budgets, which feature a total of 280 meeting rooms and 555,426 square feet of meeting space. Down on the street, you immediately get the sense that downtown Miami is a neighborhood of layers with decades of history overlapping and colliding, a mix of the old and the new, making it easy to see why visitors flock here for meetings.

 Cultural Attractions

One of Miami’s most recent development success stories — Museum Park — is where you’ll find the Pérez Art Museum Miami, or PAMM, whose stunning architecture is on par with the works featured inside. Across the way lies the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, which houses a planetarium, aquarium, and science museum and is one of the city’s top family attractions. Other notable downtown Miami museums include the Miami Children’s Museum, HistoryMiami, and MDC Museum of Art + Design. In addition to an amazing lineup of museums, downtown Miami is also famous for its world-class events and performances. The Adrienne Arsht Center For Performing Arts boasts a state-of-the-art performing arts center in the heart of downtown Miami, while nearby, the Olympia Theater at Gusman Center also treats entertainment enthusiasts with a historic, ornate theater that’s been open for almost a century. Finally, take in the grandeur of the all-new Brickell City Centre, an open-air shopping center that also houses a 352-room hotel, two luxury condo towers, two office buildings, and an entertainment center.

Accommodations

Among the many things to do and see, the city’s hotels are an attraction themselves. Downtown Miami boasts some of the best accommodations and meetings spaces in the world. A 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, Conrad Miami debuts its completely renovated guest rooms, restaurant, and 25th-floor event space, which are sure to satisfy any visitor. Just a short walk from the Metromover station in the heart of Brickell, the Hyatt Regency offers guests 615 rooms and more than 100,000 square feet of function space. Nearby, the JW Marriott Marquis treats guests to the largest ballroom in downtown Miami (20,000 square feet) and a flexible indoor sports, lifestyle, and entertainment complex.

Overlooking Biscayne Bay with its own 20,000-square-foot private beach, the Mandarin Oriental, Miami is designed to incorporate wellness into every meeting with its new Mindful Meetings program. This urban resort perfectly combines scenic views, a prime location, and business efficiency. Another Miami icon with premium location on Biscayne Bay is the InterContinental, which is conveniently located on Brickell Avenue with easy access to the Design District, Arts District, and Miami Beach. The Kimpton Epic also treats guests to stunning bay views in the heart of Brickell with its 16th-floor observation deck, perfect for sunrise and sunset. It boasts a private marina and is a short drive to Miami’s best cultural attractions, such as the Frost Museum and PAMM. Overlooking Biscayne Bay with 25 newly redesigned event spaces is Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay. This 600-room hotel comes equipped with a waterfront grill and bar that uses only fresh, local ingredients. Miami’s hottest destination for dining, shopping, and nightlife, the JW Marriott Miami has it all and is conveniently located just a short walk from the new Brickell City Centre. The hotel includes over 25,000 square feet of redesigned space, a 10,000-square-foot ballroom, and 13 well-appointed meeting rooms. Nearby, the SLS Brickell offers meeting attendees more than 58,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor function space with state-of-the-art technology, a convertible ballroom, and a pool deck to indulge all senses. Finally, for a more intimate setting, the Courtyard Marriott Miami ’s meeting space accommodates two to 150 people with complimentary Wi-Fi and a rooftop pool deck.

With such an abundance of accommodations, cultural institutions, and entertainment options, downtown Miami is the perfect meetings destination. Whether you are planning a meeting for 10 or 10,000, the Meetings & Convention Sales team is uniquely qualified to help you plan a successful and memorable Miami meeting, with knowledge and expertise of the destination that can’t be beat.

For any inquiries or general information contact our sales team:
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
701 Brickell Ave., Suite 2700
Miami, FL 33131
Contact: Barry Moskowitz, Vice President, Sales
barry@gmcvb.com
Phone: 305-539-3042
Fax: 305-530-4276
MiamiMeetings.com

For more information on planning your next meeting in Downtown Miami, click here.

For information on accommodations, visit our participating downtown Miami hotel partners:
InterContinental
Kimpton Epic
Mandarin Oriental
JW Marriott Marquis
JW Marriott Miami
Hyatt Regency
Conrad Miami
Courtyard Marriott Miami
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
SLS Brickell


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