Black Meetings and Tourism

March / April 2023

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B M & T ••• March/April 2023 ••• 34 Everglades, consistently ranked as one of the three busiest cruise ports in the world. Six hotels in the Lauderdale Convention Collection offer clustered booking advantages, beach or Intracoastal views, discounts, amenities and are close to the Convention Center, where you'll enjoy complimentary space and wel- come reception. The Collection is comprised of Embassy Suites, Fort Lauderdale 17th Street, Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Hotel, and the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel. With 23 miles of sparkling sand beaches and individual beach communities Greater Fort Lauderdale sets the per- fect stage for a number of water-related activities, every- thing from a barefoot beach wedding to an Intracoastal Waterway cruise, where you'll see eye-popping mansions along Millionaire's Row, the mega-yachts of the rich and famous and private islands. For land lubbers, visit the African American Research Library and Cultural Center. Discover the heritage of the Seminole Indians. Enjoy Caribbean-style and Latin fusion cuisine and some of the South's best soul food and BBQ. Sport enthusiasts will be happy to learn that Fort Lauderdale will soon be home to the ATA Tennis and Education Complex, presently under development. For those music loving individuals be sure to check out the concert schedules at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in the downtown Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District, Hard Rock Live in Hollywood and the BB&T Center in Sunrise. Contact the multicultural team to learn more about diverse vacation, family reunion and meeting opportunities: Angela Lopez, regional sales executive, Multicultural Business Development 954-767-2458. Arriving and departing is a breeze at Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport (FLL), located just three miles from hotels, the Broward Convention Center, Port Everglades and the beaches. WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Visit Lauderdale (954) 765-4466 | (800) 22-SUNNY MIAMI "Why bring my meeting or event to Greater Miami and the Beaches?" one might ask. Where would one begin is the question. The weather and atmosphere are perfect. Nowhere else on earth will you find a combination of cos- mopolitan Miami conference facilities and tropical splen- dor. In short, this unique destination can only be described as "Tropicool," which means Miami meetings are the ulti- mate choice for your next meeting. After all, Miami has been attracting some of the most prestigious association and corporate meetings, conventions and trade shows from around the globe. This puts you in very good company indeed. The magnificent Miami Beach Convention Center recently underwent a $615-million state-of-the-art trans- formation. In the center of it all, the 1.4-million sq. ft., LEED certified facility is a meeting planner's dream come true. Its 500,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art renovated and versatile exhibit space, featuring four massive halls, is set against a backdrop of stunning beaches, fine dining, art, shopping, luxury rooms and an abundance of glorious sunshine. Not to mention a state-of-the-art 60,000-sq. ft. grand ballroom, 20,000-sq. ft. glass rooftop junior ball- room, and the reimagined indoor/outdoor public spaces. That's a win-win for planners and delegates. Another option, the Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC) is located adjacent to Miami International Airport, adjoining the Doubletree Hotel and the Miami Rendering of Fort Lauderdale new Plaza F L O R I D A S P E C I A L A D V E R T I S I N G S E C T I O N

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