Thanks to a steady stream of renovations and big-budget enhancements, this premier venue remains The Center of Hospitality.
Steadfastly committed to remaining on the cutting edge of the tradeshow and convention industry, the award-winning Orange County Convention Center, located in the heart of Central Florida, is continuously evolving. Shortly after completing a five-year renovation (which brought enhancements to technology networks, digital signage, meeting spaces and more), the OCCC has announced it will embark on a brand new $605 million project.
“While competition for events is increasing, we feel confident about our competitive position in Orlando,” says OCCC deputy director Yulita Osuba. “Today’s meeting planner desires more than just a big box and looks to other factors, including amenities, accessibility, aesthetics and the destination as a whole when selecting a facility to host their event.”
The OCCC’s newest investments will focus on enhancements to the campus’ North-South building, including the addition of a 200,000-square-foot multipurpose venue. A flexible, divisible and column-free space with a combination of retractable and floor seating, this new venue will accommodate between 18,000 and 20,000 guests and will further enhance connectivity between the North and South concourses.
This new space is only one of a variety of new venues available to meeting planners, including the remodeled Tangerine Ballroom, the Sunburst Room and Terrace, and the all-new Honeybell and Hamlin Boardrooms, which weave touches of the Sunshine State into their interiors.
The area around the OCCC is also keeping up with this progressive pace: Five pedestrian bridges now connect the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Hilton Orlando, Rosen Centre and the Rosen Plaza Hotel to the OCCC, providing a safe and efficient way for attendees to cross busy International Drive. And new lodging, dining, retail and entertainment offerings throughout the destination ensure OCCC visitors can expect excellence both on and off campus during their stay.