by Michael C. Lowe | August 01, 2011

Meeting Hotels
In downtown Miami and Key Biscayne are the 641-room Inter­Continental Miami; 612-room Hyatt Regency Miami; 603-room Biscayne Bay Marriott Hotel & Marina; 411-room Epic Hotel; 402-room Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne; 313-room JW Marriott Marquis Miami; 300-room JW Marriott Miami, and 205-room Conrad Miami.

Near Miami Inter­national Airport are the 693-room Doral Golf Resort & Spa and 500-room Hilton Miami International Airport.

In Miami Beach and North Miami Beach are the 1,504-room Fountainebleau Resort, 841-room Loews Miami Beach, 631-room Eden Roc Resort, 424-room Wyndham Miami Beach Resort, 392-room Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, 263-room Courtyard by Marriott Miami Beach Oceanfront and 85-room Setai.

Convention Centers
Miami Beach convention Center; exhibit space, 502,848 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 70; (305) 539-3071

Coconut Grove Expo Center; exhibit space, approximately 150,000 square feet; number of meeting rooms, none; (800) 933-8448, ext. 3071

Miami Convention Center; exhibit space, 28,000 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 34; (305) 579-6341

Airport Transit
 Miami International Airport, seven miles west of downtown Miami. Transfer cost by taxi to downtown Miami, $25; by shuttle, $16 per person; by taxi to Miami Beach, $32; by shuttle, $21 per person; by taxi to Key Biscayne, $41; by shuttle, $24 per person

Miami/Miami Beach: room tax, 6%; sales tax, 7%; total tax on hotel rooms, 13%

Group Venue
Last October saw the debut of the new nightclub Arkadia at the 1,504-room Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach. The 14,000-square-foot venue includes a lounge and an adult pool and can accommodate up to 400 people for private events. Set on 22 acres of oceanfront property, the hotel also features 11 restaurants, a 40,000-square-foot spa and approximately 200,000 square feet of function space. (305) 538-2000

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, (800) 933-8448