Miami and The Florida Keys
A vibrant city and a connection of islands
By Eming Piansay
With a combination of a robust art scene and beautiful beaches, Miami offers a big bang for your buck. Visitors have their pick of sporting events, a wide range of culinary offerings, or late-night shenanigans. Miami’s lively atmosphere guarantee guests and attendees will never have a dull moment.
“Choosing Miami and Miami Beach for your next meeting and convention isn’t just a choice; it’s a commitment to excellence, celebrating diversity, and unlocking inspiration. Our vibrant culture, stunning beaches, and world-class amenities offer meeting planners an unparalleled backdrop for unforgettable events that inspire delegates to foster their best ideas.
“Our team at the GMCVB is dedicated to bridging innovation and inspiration, with inclusivity at the forefront, ensuring your meetings are a resounding success. At the heart of it all is the state-of-the-art Miami Beach Convention Center, on a dynamic campus with versatile meeting spaces, a thriving arts and culture scene and diverse dining and entertainment options, providing attendees with a unique holistic experience.
– Carol Motley, SVP, Convention Sales and Services, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
5 Fantastic Places to Meet
Spacious rooms with luxurious marble bathrooms and private balconies or terraces overlook the picturesque tropical property. Access to Turnberry golf course, Tidal Cove Waterpark and cabana packages make the stay luxe.
120,112 sq. ft. of event space, 40 event rooms, 12 breakout rooms and 685 guest rooms.
Boasting four championship golf courses, a spa, tennis courts and a Royal Palm Pool with 18 private cabanas, the crowning jewel is the onsite spa with hot-and-cold plunge pools and an extensive massage, skincare and body treatment menu.
175,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, 45 meeting rooms, 643 guest rooms and 91 suites.
Guests can rent day beds and umbrellas to lounge on the beach or reserve a jet ski, kayak, paddleboard or banana boat. If you’d rather stay resort-centric, two beachfront pools offer access to sunrise yoga and an oceanfront spin class for the early risers.
209,000 sq. ft. of event space, 59 meeting rooms, and 1,000 guest rooms.
While guests get to enjoy the view of the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, they also have access to the mySpa which offers dry body treatments spa party services and facial treatments. A rooftop pool and a complimentary tech lounge add to the functionality of the stay.
135,000 sq. ft. of event space, 35 meeting rooms and 653 guest rooms.
Kimpton EPIC Miami features 2 sparkling pools, high-speed internet and a state of the art fitness center open 24 hours.
31,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, 14 meeting rooms and 411 guest rooms.
5 Reasons to Love It
If you find yourself in South Florida, Dry Tortugas National Park is a great area to snorkel around the coral reefs. For guests hoping to do an overnight stay, Garden Key offers 10 campsites that can be reserved on a first come first served basis.
The Florida Keys have a large Cuban community which means foodies don’t have to go far to get a taste of Havana. Spots like Cuban Coffee Queen, Frita Cuban Burger Café, and El Siboney Restaurant offer a range of Latin, Caribbean, and Cuban offerings not to be missed!
If you happen to be in Miami between now and Feb. 11, 2024, head downtown to check out the modern art at Pérez Art Museum Miami which includes works from Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella and Ana Mendieta.
The Miami Book Fair happening Nov. 12 and 19 offers a wide range of author events from Kerry Washington, Jada Pinkett Smith, Joan Baez, David Brooks, Abraham Verghese, Walter Moseley and Henry Winkler.
If there’s one place for creatives to flock to it is the Hemingway House. Ernest Hemingway resided there in the 1930s. Visitors who want to take part in The Hemingway Evening Writing Experience will receive a guided tour and given access to the house as well as the gardens and the writing studio.