xceptional meetings start with excep- tional destinations.And Palm Beach County, consisting of the Palm Beaches and Boca Raton, represents the tradition of genuine hospitality that makes South Florida so exceptional. The destination’s popularity dates back to the mid-1890s, when Henry
Flagler’s Royal Poinciana Hotel opened on Lake Worth. Now with more than 200 hotels totaling one million square feet of meeting space, 47 miles of pristine coastline, and an eclectic restau- rant scene featuring some of the country’s top chefs, Palm Beach County offers the best of South Florida for conventions, meetings, and events. Soaked in natural light from its soaring win-
dows, the 350,000-square-foot Palm Beach County Convention Center is the area’s premier meetings and conventions facility. The center’s full-service staff, exceptional culinary talent, and state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities comple- ment its just as comprehensive meeting space, which includes a 100,000-square-foot exhibit hall, a 25,000-square-foot ballroom, and 23,000 square feet of flexible breakout space divisible into 23 rooms. Elevated glass atriums provide ample space for prefunction events and receptions. Off-site venues and attractions in Palm
Beach County take full advantage of the desti- nation’s rich history and culture. As the official golf capital of Florida and headquarters of The PGA of America, the Palm Beaches and Boca Raton have more than 170 private and public courses, including five of championship caliber, for team-building and business outings. Other popular leisure-time activities include polo matches, water sports, tennis, and spas. Com- fortable temperatures year-round mean groups can enjoy the destination’s countless recre- ational offerings even in the winter months.
AT A GLANCE Convention facilities: The 350,000-square-foot Palm Beach Convention Center includes a 100,000-square-foot exhibit hall, a 25,000- square-foot ballroom, and 23,000 square feet of
Come for Business and Stay for Pleasure
BELLE OF A BALLROOM: The Palm Beaches and Boca Raton are home to 200-plus hotels with more than one million square feet of com- bined meeting space. Eighteen of those properties offer more than 5,000 square feet of space.
SURF’S UP: In the heart of Palm Beach, the Palm Beach County Convention Center has 350,000 square feet of space just three miles from Palm Beach International Airport.
flexible breakout space divisible into 23 rooms. Hotel rooms: More than 16,000 Attractions: 47 miles of beaches, 170 golf courses, 1,000 tennis courts, equestrian sport- ing events, The Flagler Museum, shopping on Worth Avenue, myriad water activities including boating, sport fishing, and diving, and much more
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