Meet Me in MIAMI … A Tropical Paradise
A dynamic international city, Greater Miami is a rare hybrid — a sophisticated urban resort with world-class business amenities that doubles as a laidback tropical paradise. Conventioneers reap the benefits when they choose to meet in a town where combining business with pleasure is as effortless as convening a conference on a waterfront terrace kissed by glorious sunshine and soft breezes.
With an unparalleled mix of ethnic and cultural groups spread throughout the sprawling city’s environs, Miami offers visitors a new perspective on every corner; a mélange of images, sounds and tastes that range from the familiar to the exotic. A live and let live philosophy prevails, an essential attitude in a large city with so many different points of view. Visitors instantly pick up on the local laid-back mood; and stress melts away upon arrival at Miami International Airport, a short drive to most major destinations, hotels and motels
South Beach/Art Deco District/Ocean Drive
Located at the southern end of Miami Beach, South Beach’s Art Deco District is a whimsical collection of more than 800 architecturally protected buildings from the 1930s and 1940s, which is the largest concentration of Art Deco buildings in the world. It has been anointed the “American Riviera” in a nod to the unmistakable air of casual chic that permeates the district. The transformation of South Beach from a downtrodden slum into a pastel wonderland of painstakingly renovated architectural treasures has brought global fame for the Art Deco District and its glorious beaches and fabled nightlife. An international symbol for Miami, this popular visitor destination is home to a wondrous mix of luxury resorts, boutique hotels, inexpensive hostels and moderately priced national chain hotels.
Time To Play
One of the best reasons to meet in Miami is that when the day’s work is done, visitors find themselves in America’s playground. For conference attendees on a break or spouses along for the journey, options for entertainment, both organized and spontaneous, abound. Whether it’s zipping around sparkling Biscayne Bay on a motor boat or lounging poolside at one of Miami Beach’s chic boutique hotels, down time is a great time when you meet in Miami.
Immaculately groomed golf courses throughout the destination are geared towards duffers of all levels; tennis courts are in the same league. A gateway to glorious ecological discovery lies less than an hour from downtown with two national treasures — Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park.
Restaurants are among the top in the nation, with top chefs attracting kudos for innovative New American cuisine, while nightlife is legendary — offering ample opportunities to rub shoulders with hot celebrities and super models. Others may choose to participate in the great American pastime — shopping! Check out Lincoln Road on Miami Beach for trend-setting shops and extraordinary people-watching or the chic, designer-studded Bal Harbour Shops and Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables. Upscale centers like Aventura Mall and The Falls, as well as factory outlet centers like the Dolphin Mall, offer serious shoppers a wealth of choices.
Miami … it’s the place to be!