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Experience The New Orange

 

Orlando has been named the first destination in the U.S. to surpass 60 million visitors, setting a new record for the U.S. tourism industry. This recent announcement has reiterated the significance of Orlando as a tourism destination. As that number continues to grow, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), is finding new ways to showcase the leadership and quality of service that has made the destination one of the most popular in the world, not only for tourism but for meetings and conventions.

The 7-million-square-foot OCCC is 3 years into its multi-million dollar Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), which is expected to wrap up in 2017. The CIP brings a number of facility-wide renovations and upgrades and adds new spaces to meet the needs of clients and to keep the campus competitive. For example, the new cutting-edge Destination Lounges in the OCCC’s North/South Building will provide sophisticated, technology-focused environments for networking and rejuvenation.

Other spaces are being modernized with an eye for comfort and productivity. A floor-to-ceiling revamp of the show offices within West Halls D and E will incorporate modern lighting, stylish flooring, improved window fittings, and flexible workspaces. Public spaces within the West Building are also being refreshed with new carpet, renovated restrooms, energy efficient lighting, and furniture groupings.

The OCCC has already completed upgrades to the wireless system in both the North/South and West buildings. Now with a total of 1,100 access points, the OCCC’s network is one of the strongest in the U.S., able to accommodate more guests using multiple devices simultaneously. Because now, more than ever, show managers, exhibitors, and attendees must all be able to stay connected across various platforms.

Likewise, the connectivity of the OCCC campus itself will become seamless after improvements and additions to the above-ground bridge system are completed. The OCCC currently links with neighboring hotels via four pedestrian bridges. A fifth pedestrian bridge, spanning International Drive between the West Building’s third-level lobby and the sidewalk in front of the Hyatt Regency Orlando, will open in early 2017.

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OCCC Campus

OCCC Campus

The award-winning Orange County Convention Center, located in the heart of Orlando’s Convention Center District and only fifteen minutes from the Orlando International Airport, provides a multitude of event options in two beautiful buildings. Click here for more information.
North-South Concourses

North-South Concourses

The North/South Concourses offer over 950,000 square feet of exhibition space, containing two 92,000 square foot general assembly areas. The exhibition space is supported by two covered loading docks with 76 truck bays. Other amenities include 25 meeting rooms/94 breakouts, two restaurants, four food courts, business centers and 4,777 onsite parking spaces. Click here for more information.
West Concourse

West Concourse

OCCC’s West Concourse includes 1.1 million square feet of exhibition space located on one level, supported by 97 covered loading docks. The concourse offers 49 meeting rooms, 141 breakouts, the 2,643-seat Chapin Theater, the 62,182-square-foot multipurpose Valencia Room, four food courts, a business center, and 1,450 on-site parking spaces.Click here for more information.
Valencia Ballroom

Valencia Ballroom

The 62,182 square foot multiple-purpose Valencia Ballroom has been converted into a beautiful space featuring LED lighting, data infrastructure, architectural features such as terrazzo flooring, decorative panels, wall finishes, and can be divided into three sections of 20,000 square feet each and accommodate banquets, meetings and exhibits. Click here for more information.
Tangerine Ballroom

Tangerine Ballroom

Tangerine Ballroom, West Hall F was transformed into a spectacular 48,961 square foot multifunctional exhibit space and ballroom. Features include custom Axminster carpet, an LED color-changing translucent ceiling and bamboo door surrounds. The carpeted ballroom can be used for exhibits, small and large formal functions and general sessions. Click here for more information.
Sunburst Room

Sunburst Room

The Sunburst Room and Terrace, in the Orange County Convention Center’s West Concourse, features new wood flooring, bamboo ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking an outdoor deck. Click here for more information.
Destination Lounge - NEW

Destination Lounge - NEW

The Orange County Convention Center wants you to experience the all new state-of-the-art networking venue, complete with a video wall, LED display systems, and lighting to support corporate branding and displays. This area is designed for a high tech, contemporary, and sophisticated meeting headquarters. Click here for more information.
Honeybell Boardrooms

Honeybell Boardrooms

Located in the West Concourse, the new Honeybell Boardrooms have permanent furniture providing an intimate space when large meeting rooms are not required and include state of the art technology. Click here for more information.
Center to Table Gardens

Center to Table Gardens

The Center-to-Table Gardens has reached completion. Located in the Westwood Lobby, the 2,000 sq. ft. Aeroponic structure has the ability to serve edibles grown on property in an all-natural, chemical-free environment. The 81 towers cultivate planting spots producing herbs and vegetables for meals prepared by our food service partner, Centerplate Click here for more information.