by Jessi Minneci | August 01, 2019

The Miami Beach Convention Center has debuted two big new gathering spots -- the 60,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom and 20,000-square-foot Sunset Vista. Both additions come on the heels of last year's reopening of the facility following a $620 million LEED-certified expansion that added 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. 

Located on MBCC's second floor, the Grand Ballroom features an additional 18,000 square feet of prefunction space for up to 600 attendees, LED lighting, state-of-the-art A/V capabilities and locally sourced artwork. The entirety of the space is divisible by two or three. The fourth floor of the convention facility is now home to Sunset Vista, a flexible event space complete with cutting-edge tech, customizable prefunction space and an outdoor terrace. 

Also coming to the MBCC campus is a 5.8-acre green park expected to open in October. In addition, the venue's 5,000-square-foot Carl Fisher Clubhouse, available for events, is undergoing a $2.5 million renovation.

All initiatives are part of an ongoing $620 million expansion and redesign of the convention grounds, which includes an additional 500,000 square feet of exhibit space and 84 new breakout rooms. 

In early July, designs for an $362 million, 800-room Miami Beach Convention Center hotel was unanimously approved by the Miami Beach Design Review Board. Stay tuned for details.