When it comes to cities designed to cater to corporate events, you and your corporate meeting planner might focus on well-known locales like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Atlanta, and New York City, just for example, which offer international airports, ample lodgings and entertainment opportunities, and massive convention centers. Of course, your global meeting planner can probably tell you that these accommodating locations are also going to cost you a pretty penny.
You’ll be happy to learn that there are many beautiful cities that can not only meet your needs at less expense, but that are actively seeking corporate business and that will vie to host your meetings and events. If you and your corporate meeting planner have yet to consider the allure of Miami, now is a great time to learn more about what this amazing city has to offer.
A New Convention Center for You and Your Global Meeting Planner to Consider
Perhaps one of the best reasons to consider Miami now is the brand-new, state-of-the-art Miami Beach Convention Center that just went up. It features over 500,000 square feet of exhibit space, a multi-use ballroom that offers 60,000 square feet of space, a glass rooftop ballroom with 20,000 square feet of space, and 81 meeting rooms totaling over 190,000 square feet of space, and it can accommodate up to 5,000 people, with a variety of options for configuration.
Located in the heart of South Beach, this sparkling, new facility is in close proximity to hotels and eateries galore, not to mention all the services you and your global meeting planner will require to host an outstanding meeting or event. There are also endless entertainment options for attendees to explore on their own time, and you simply can’t beat the beautiful Miami weather.
Ample Hotels for You and Your Corporate Meeting Planner to Explore
According to the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), this bustling city by the sea offers abundant lodgings and other amenities for those hosting meetings and events. With 427 hotels and just shy of 56,000 rooms, you and your global meeting planner should have no trouble finding accommodations for event attendees.
Even better, the average room rate is $189.00 per night, which is significantly less than you might expect to pay in, say, New York or Las Vegas for high-end accommodations. The tax rate is 6%, which is also less than some other major cities. There are over 3,600 restaurants to explore, offering ample dining options.
A Beautiful Setting with So Much to Love
Says Tessa Cameron, VP of Strategic Sourcing at AMI, “It’s hard to deny the appeal of Miami. Warm, sunny weather is pretty much a given, as long as you avoid the late summer storm season, and average temperatures range from about 75 to 85 degrees year-round. Then there are the gorgeous beach views. You won’t get that in Vegas or New York.”
With temperate climes, affordable amenities, and tons of entertainment options, Miami might just be the best event destination you and your corporate meeting planner never considered. With a new convention center awaiting your arrival, now is the perfect time to take a look.