Friday, December 4, 2015

From Emon Reiser: "Palm Beach County Convention Center hotel to open Jan. 27"

Emon Reiser is a reporter for the South Florida Business Journal, one of the best sources for business news in south Florida. Here is the latest on the convention center in West Palm Beach:
     Hilton West Palm Beach's long-awaited delivery will provide Palm Beach County with a edge to attract lucrative corporate meetings to the region.
     "We are finally able to target conventions that typically have 400-800 rooms on peak night that we can accommodate in the downtown Convention District, which now offers over 1,000 hotel rooms that are walkable to the convention center," said Steve Crist, associate vice president of meeting and convention sales at Discover Palm Beaches, the tourism bureau of Palm Beach County.
     Corporate meeting and conventions had an approximate economic impact of $95 million in Palm Beach County for the year ended Sept. 30, he added.
And here is a holiday message from our friends at Discover the Palm Beaches:
Planning a Florida vacation? Consider Lake Worth, FL immediately to the south of West Palm Beach just across the canal. What we lack in hotel rooms we make up in other ways. You might not get a room but we're still worth a day on your itinerary.