by the Atlanta architectural firm of Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback
& Associates, the stunning Palm Beach County Convention Center
features a total of 350,000 square feet in downtown West Palm Beach.
The 100,000 square-foot Exhibition Hall on the
Level 1 is easily divisible into two 50,000-square-foot areas,
and able to handle the weight of an 18-wheeler. More than 2,000 people
can comfortably attend a festive banquet in the 25,000-square-foot
Grand Ballroom on the Level 2,
which has a pre-function area and outdoor Terrace. In addition, the
Center boasts 23,000 square feet of meeting rooms/breakout space divisible
into 23 rooms.
While the exterior of the Palm Beach County Convention Center presents
a sophisticated contemporary take on the terra-cotta tile roofs, recessed
windows trimmed in stone, bright stucco facades, cultured coral stone
and the rich mahogany
cathedral ceilings reminiscent ofPalm Beach estates, the interior's
rich Brazilian mahogany deck-planked ceilings, prow-shaped doorways,
sail-like light fixtures and repetitive wave forms evoke the feeling
of a luxury cruise liner.
Located at the corner of Okeechobee Boulevard and Florida Avenue,
the nineteen acre site is opposite the popular Kravis
Center for the Performing Arts and CityPlace, a $600 million mixed-use
complex, with world-class shopping, restaurants, entertainment and
residential space in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach. The Palm
Beach County Convention Center is centrally located just one mile
from Interstate 95, two miles from the Palm Beach International Airport
and three miles from the picture postcard beaches and blue waters
of the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, three thousand guestrooms, ranging
from five star luxury to award winning boutique, are available within
only three miles of the Center.