by Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 15, 2016

The Robinson Center in Little Rock, Ark., has reopened following a 28-month, $70 million renovation and expansion. The iconic entertainment venue now features a state-of-the-art, multipurpose main performance hall with 2,124 seats, as well as a new conference center with 21,267 square feet of event space and the 5,477-square-foot Stella Boyle Smith Grand Terrace. The Robinson Conference Center is connected to the 288-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Little Rock, which offers an additional 13,500 square feet of meeting space. 

Upon the reopening, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO Gretchen Hall said, "When working on a construction project of this magnitude, with many unknown variables regarding the structural integrity of a 76-year-old building, we are exceedingly grateful that we did not encounter significant unforeseen conditions, and are very indebted to the team of architects, engineers and construction professionals that have worked on this project."