MEET SUNNY in Greater Fort Lauderdale From the moment of arrival at the easily accessible Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, delegates are surrounded by blue skies, swaying palm trees and smiling faces. From the Blue Wave certified beaches to the exotic Florida Everglades. Greater Fort Lauderdale offers a water culture that spans more than 300 miles and a canal system reminiscent of Venice, connecting downtown office buildings, trendy boutiques, galleries, and restaurants along sty READ MORE >>
MEET SUNNY in Greater Fort Lauderdale
From the moment of arrival at the easily accessible Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, delegates are surrounded by blue skies, swaying palm trees and smiling faces. From the Blue Wave certified beaches to the exotic Florida Everglades. Greater Fort Lauderdale offers a water culture that spans more than 300 miles and a canal system reminiscent of Venice, connecting downtown office buildings, trendy boutiques, galleries, and restaurants along stylish Las Olas Boulevard, the area’s unofficial “Style Mile.”
Museums, theaters, and engaging nightspots line the city’s popular Riverwalk area, offering a welcoming vibe that permeates Fort Lauderdale's conscience. Mega-yachts mingle with mega-mansions and water taxis glide along for off-site unique venues, shopping and dockside dining. Stretch that meeting budget much further as Greater Fort Lauderdale was recently ranked #1 with the lowest tax-burden out of the top 50 US cities.
Broward County Convention Center is an Industry “LEED-ER"
The LEED Gold-certified Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center is committed to energy-efficiency and eco-friendliness. Planners can take pride in knowing that their meeting or event is being hosted in a carbon-neutral facility that is the first convention center in Florida to earn LEED certification on any level, and the third in the nation to achieve LEED Gold certification for an Existing Building. Even on the culinary front, the Convention Center's team of creative food and beverage professionals supports sustainability by procuring fresh, local ingredients whenever possible and using eco-friendly practices in the "heart of the house.” Every group that attends a meeting or event at the Convention Center experiences the countless green enhancements that place the facility at the forefront of the convention industry.
Lauderdale Convention Collection
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau’s “SUNsational Service” team has partnered with six area hotels to form the Lauderdale Convention Collection, and includes the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, and Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale. The collection’s 2,700 total hotel rooms are within a mile and a half of the convention center and overlook either the beach or Intracoastal Waterway, and are close to Fort Lauderdale's most popular venues, restaurants, nightlife, and cultural and sports attractions.
The Lauderdale Convention Collection simplifies the planning process for meeting professionals by offering a convenient, one-stop planning source, with one CVB point of contact to assist planners with their meeting or event from start to finish, including site visits, RFP’s, accommodations, transportation, marketing, attendance building, and more. By booking the Lauderdale Convention Collection on select dates, groups receive perks and bonuses, including commemorative gifts, advance marketing assistance at the previous year’s event, complimentary receptions and rental space at the convention center, as well as discounts on food and beverage, electricity, security, telecommunications, and audiovisual services.
From the seagrass to the sawgrass, it’s all about the water in Greater Fort Lauderdale
From the Broward Convention Center’s custom marine-life carpeting (yes, they have fish under your feet) to the Cyber Café, with rotating exhibits from local marine and eco-friendly artists, meeting attendees will be immersed in Greater Fort Lauderdale’s water culture. It’s all about the waterways, with more than 300+ miles of inland waterways, the area is known as the “Venice of America.” From unique venues for events, to dockside dining, water is a way of life. Cruise the Intracoastal Waterway aboard a luxury yacht for a few hours of networking and dining or hop aboard the famed Water Taxi for a dock-and-dine around, or airboat through the exotic Everglades.
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