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Let’s meet in Miami – The 21st Century Corporate Destination

Miami has become a destination known for its fantastic all year round weather and picturesque beaches; it is also the party scene for the rich and famous. Our recent trip to Miami shows a different side to vibrant Miami. Miami as a corporate destination is as glamorous and impressive as its leisure aspect. Miami is now making meetings, incentives, conferences and events a centre stage of its activities.

With 21 hotels offering 6,128 sleeping rooms, 246 meeting rooms and 467,519 square feet of meeting space as well as 23 additional meeting venues, Downtown Miami is the fast becoming the ultimate choice for your next event. The destination offers an opportunity to mix business with pleasure. The weather is great with abundant sunshine, bay breezes, good food and there are lots of choices available with regards to entertainment.

Blessed with turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and picture-perfect weather, Miami International Airport, the gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, draws over 40 million passengers each year. It is very accessible; travellers can fly into the city from all corners of the globe. There are direct flights from Europe, Asia and The Americas. The airport is a city airport which means that you are never too far from anything.

The destination’s port has also established itself at the “cruise capital of the World”. Port Miami welcomes more than 4 million cruise enthusiasts each year, a traffic no other port in the world can match. Nightlife and shopping adequately match the enthusiasm of Miami’s millions of visitors”.

Greater Miami and The Beaches

The Destination: Greater Miami and The Beaches

Hosting your event at The Beaches:
Greater Miami and its beaches are spread over 1946 square miles of a lush tropical setting. The Miami Beach area has the fantastic and beautifully modern and luxurious 1 hotel South Beach, located a minute’s walk from Collins Avenue bus stop. The property has several ballrooms, an atrium overlooking the 2nd floor, together with 16 other meeting rooms of varying sizes, all beautifully designed to meet the event organizers needs. The bedrooms are sophisticated and airy with reclaimed driftwood lining the walls. They have ocean views, organic cotton sheets and live edge wood desks, plus free Wi-Fi, 55-inch flat-screen TVs and Nespresso machines. Upgraded rooms add balconies and full kitchens. The property also has a high-end restaurant and a rooftop bar, as well as 4 outdoor pools, a fitness centre and direct beach access with umbrellas.

1 Hotel Miami South Beach

This eco-conscious hotel does not substitute quality or luxury. The rooms are very large and accommodating. The luxurious 1 hotel South Beach offers much more than most hotels do. Service includes 24hr connectivity to the hotel on and off the property with mobile phone supplied by the hotel to ensure you are always in touch.
Address: 2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States Phone: +1 305-604-1000

Miami South Beach itself is full of great small meeting spaces perfect for the small meetings. Privacy is easily maintained and all the necessary technology is available upon request. For much larger functions or events, Miami Beach Convention Centre has enough room to accommodate these.

The Miami Beach Convention Centre

With a 60,000 sq. ft. ballroom, 81 breakout rooms, more than 190,000sq.ft of space, 500,000 sq.ft of renovated exhibit space, 800-room headquarter hotel, no convention centre comes better equipped than the Miami Beach Convention Centre. Proudly managed by Spectra, the Convention Centre has been the heart of Miami Beach since its opening in 1957. For more than fifty years, it has hosted countless historic and important events. In 1989, the facility underwent a $92 million renovation and doubled in size, creating the four hall center that is present today. From 2016-2018, the Miami Beach Convention Center will again undergo a major renovation and will remain in business throughout the process. The Conference centre will undergo a ground breaking which will increase the size of the centre from 1.2million to 1.5 million gross sq. ft. There will be a featured parking facility within the centre. The building will be sustainable with solar panels, rain harvesting and an operations heart on the second level as a precaution for the rising sea levels.

The future of the Miami Convention Centre

The renovations are not restricted to the inside of the building alone. There surrounding areas will benefit from a new veteran’s memorial park which will be replace a scarily used car park and transforming the space into something where come and enjoy eye opening surroundings. The architects drew inspiration from Miami Beach life.

The New Downtown Miami
Downtown Miami is a great place for arts, culture, dining, and sports as well as for shopping. It has a strong links with Latin American, American and European businesses with over 200 main offices and US branches of multinationals located in Downtown Miami.

It is also the event planner’s dream destination especially as it has over 7,000 hotel rooms. Meeting facilities within Downtown hotels alone collectively offer more than 300,000 square feet. The award-wining JW Marriott Miami, is the first hotel to be opened in Brickell, Miami’s trendiest neighbourhood. Right in the midst of the financial district of Downtown Miami, it is also the first JW Marriott Franchisee in the world.

JW Marriott, Downtown Miami

The JW Marriott is the Events Planner’s dream. With 296 deluxe guest rooms the hotel has:
• 14 meeting rooms total 24,000 sq. ft. of flexible conference and meeting facilities
• Grand ballroom divides into 7 salons; accommodates up to 756 for receptions & 513 for schoolroom
• Innovating catering and inspiring menus by our award-winning Executive Chef & professional staff
• Event planning, audiovisual & video conferencing services, high-speed Internet access
• 14w X 8h Ft High Definition Video Wall on Conference Floor
• Beautiful pool deck for private functions over 4,000 sq ft to create the Perfect Event.

Transportation is great and visitors can travel easily with most of the public transport systems. There is nowhere too far to get to in Downtown Miami.

Overall, Downtown Miami is booming with more than $10 billion in international investment underway and over 50 development projects on the books. It has a talented workforce, and good climate for business – Florida is the fifth best state in the US and transportation on the Metromover system is free!

The All New Meetings & Events Place at Trump National Doral Resort
The prestigious 800-acre Trump National Doral resort near Miami airport boasts a completely re-designed clubhouse, 643 new deluxe accommodations, luxurious event spaces, premier dining, four championship golf courses plus all new re-imagined recreational amenities.

Trump National Doral Resort - Miami

With more than 100,000 sq. ft. of reimagined Miami meetings space, Trump Doral has brought a new lease magical of events organizing to Miami. The property’s event spaces range from a venue as large as the 24,000-sq.-ft, the Donald J. Trump Grand Ballroom to more intimate rooms perfect for board meetings, small conferences, or a family gathering. The spaces at the resort are so flexible; it can be configured to meet any event needs beautifully. There is the added bonus of hosting outdoor events in various spots around the property’s 800 tropical acres.

The ballrooms are elegantly designed with pre-function space and their one-of-a-kind outdoor event venues have set a new standard for meetings and events. They can help plan, coordinate and execute everything for you.

Getting around Downtown Miami
There are of course taxis and visitors have choices between the Metrobus, Metrorail and the Metromover among many other options. More information here..

Leisure Miami
Jungle Island: Miami also provides a unique experience with animals through its Jungle Island. Full of rare animals, like the Madagascar Lemurs which are indigenous to Madagascar and are rarely found out of the country itself, because of how endangered they are. The park offers VIP guest the opportunity to get close to them at Jungle Island. So close that you are able to interact with the animals. The park is also home to an extremely rare breed of wild cat the Liger. Ligers are offspring of a male lion and a female tiger, and share the qualities of each species. They share the qualities of each species and are enormous in size and presence. Vulcan, the Liger at Miami’s Jungle Island stands over 11feet tall and weighs more than 900llbs
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Pérez Art Museum Miami

Executive Traveller 2003