SOURCE: Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

December 29, 2014 10:00 ET

Downtown Miami Bayfront Meeting Venue Completes Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Offers Inspiring and Creative Environments

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Dec 29, 2014) - Creating spaces to meet the needs of next generation business travelers, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay's recently completed multi-million dollar meeting space renovation is setting the pace for successful events with innovative spaces, state-of-the-art technology and eco-friendly designs.

Maintaining a bold waterfront presence near Miami's Artsand Design Districts, the new look and intuitive service of the downtown Miami hotel's impressive spaces represent the future of travel and set the stage for inspirational gatherings.

According to General Manager David Cesario, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay's 20,000 square feet of flexible event space, which includes 23 meeting rooms, a 9,860 square foot Grand Ballroom and the 2,500 square foot Bayview Ballroom with incredible bay views, were all involved in the three-month renovation project.

Beyond new floor and wall coverings, lighting and furniture, the newly renovated Miami meeting space also features a state-of-the-art audio/visual system and high-speed wireless Internet. Reflecting the hotel's eco-friendly status as a Palm-1 certified property, old escalators were replaced with new units featuring "Smart Sensor" technology that slows them down to conserve energy when not in use. LED lighting was installed throughout the renovated spaces and elevators were refurbished.

"The new generations of travelers and meeting participants work differently than previous generations, and, as such, we need to introduce spaces that promote collaborative work environments," said Cesario. "Even our foyers have been re-purposed to offer seating for impromptu breakouts as it is not uncommon for meeting attendees to carry over brainstorming and discussions in our Lobby Reinvented, long after the sessions have broken for the day."

In following that theme, the hotel offers event planners room set-up options that include couches, pods, and even beanbag chairs to create a more casual and relaxed vibe for their Miami business meetings.

Renovation at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay ties in with Marriott Hotels' goal to re-imagine traditional meeting spaces to meet a growing demand for more inspiring and creative work environments. Marriott Hotels is re-thinking everything from boardrooms and breakouts to pre-function spaces, taking a holistic approach to meetings and seamlessly integrating service, technology, and contemporary design.

For more information on hosting events at this newly renovated Miami destination, call 1-305-579-0108 or visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/event-planning/travel/miabb-miami-marriott-biscayne-bay/.

About the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

A bold and sophisticated destination, the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay sits at the intersection of the Miami Arts, Wynwood and Design Districts, just minutes from the Miami Beach Convention Center, offering business and leisure travelers the perfect opportunity for blending work and play. Unique in Miami, the property is the only marina-front downtown hotel. It features a sparkling lobby with contemporary work pods, wireless Internet, and on-site dining options that include an Illy Cafe, as well as jaw-dropping views and outdoor seating at the popular Catch Grill & Bar. Boasting 600 exquisitely-appointed guest rooms and suites, an outdoor pool and fitness center, the hotel is Palm-1 certified, recognized by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for its efforts to conserve and protect the state's natural resources.

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