The lively Ghosts of Palm Beach tour is a fun way to get attendees to stretch their legs. ghostsofpalmbeach.com
In Miami, the 693-room Doral Golf Resort & Spa
remains open while undergoing a renovation of its guest rooms, meeting and conference spaces, spa and golf courses. The property has more than 90,000 square feet of meeting space.
The 227-room St. Regis Bal Harbour
opened in January with 11,200 square feet of meeting space and the J&G Grill from star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
The 219-room Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa
will debut in July with more than 8,000 square feet of meeting space.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
was awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council last year, making it Florida's first such convention facility. The center is now carbon-neutral.
In Palm Beach, a new 400-room Hilton hotel
will rise next to the convention center. Stay tuned for details.Meeting Hotels
To find and compare properties across Southeast Florida, as well as send RFPs, please visit mcvenues.com
Palm Beach County Convention Center; exhibit space, 100,000 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 23; (561) 366-3000; pbconventioncenter.com
Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center; exhibit space, 200,000 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 31; (954) 765-5900; ftlauderdalecc.com
Miami Beach Convention Center; exhibit space, 502,848 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 70; (305) 539-3071; miamibeachconvention.com
Miami Convention Center; exhibit space, 28,000 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 34; (305) 579-6341; themiamiconventioncenter.com
Coconut Grove Expo Center; exhibit space, 150,000 square feet; no meeting rooms; (800) 933-8448, ext. 3071; coconutgroveconventioncenter.comAirport Transit
Major international airports serving the region can be found in Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Miami and Key West.Taxes
Palm Beach: resort tax, 5%; sales tax, 6%; total tax on hotel rooms, 11%
Fort Lauderdale: room tax, 5%; sales tax, 6%; total tax on hotel rooms, 11%
Miami: room tax, 6%; sales tax, 7%; total tax on hotel rooms, 13%Contact
Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau, (877) 722-2821 or (800) 554-7256; palmbeachfl.com
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, (954) 765-4466; sunny.org
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, (305) 539-3053 (convention services) or (800) 933-8448; miamiandbeaches.com