Meeting planners around the world are no strangers to the phenomenal sun, surf, and fine dining Miami Beach has to offer. An international and first-class destination, Miami Beach hosts world-recognized festivals such as Art Basel Miami Beach. What some might not know is that the Convention Center is reinventing itself right before our very eyes.
The $620 Million Facelift
Through municipal bonds, the Miami Beach Convention Center is amidst a magnificent $620 million transformation, being reimagined as a state-of-the-art LEED-certified facility accommodating and attracting new international and national events and conventions.
The Center is open for business throughout the process. Renovations will complete in 2018 and bookings for the future are already filling up. Last year alone, more 857,000 delegates met in Greater Miami and the Beaches. Miami Beach is not only on a path keeping up with demands of a competitive national and international convention community – its new outdoor public spaces will improve walkability for everyone, connecting the Center and the city’s adjacent historic cultural district and resorts.
Room for Everyone and Anyone
Large or small, if you can imagine it, the Center can handle it. More than 188,000 square feet will be dedicated to 84 breakout rooms featuring flexible arrangements for attendees. Known for their grand-scale iconic public spaces and leadership in sustainable design, the nationally acclaimed team at Fentress Architects is overseeing this renovation and will deliver meeting rooms with the latest in AV technology, soundproofing, and attendee comfort.
This 1.4 million square foot LEED-certified Convention Center is a dream come true for industries such as Medical Tourism, Insurance, Tech, Sports Marketing, and Pharmaceutical. Its nearly 500,000 square feet of forward-thinking renovated and versatile exhibit space, offering four massive halls, is set against a stunning backdrop of beaches, fine dining, art, shopping, luxury rooms and of course, sunshine. Not to mention a state-of-the-art 60,000 square foot grand ballroom, 20,000 square foot glass rooftop junior ballroom, and the reimagined indoor/outdoor public spaces.
A project that inspires creative collaboration:
- 5.8-acre public park with open lawn spaces, shaded areas, a veterans’ memorial, and a pavilion
- Pedestrian-friendly with art, created by globally recognized artists, in public places
- 800 covered rooftop public parking spaces available to all
Unveiling in 2018, but taking reservations today. Contact our Director of Sales and Marketing, Ileana Garcia for more information at Ileana_garcia@miamibeachconvention.com or 786-276-2607.