• Boise Centre is Growing

     
    FROM THE Winter 2016 ISSUE
     

    Expansion is scheduled for completion September 2016.

A significant expansion is underway at Boise Centre, Idaho’s largest convention and meeting venue. The convention center is adding 38,250 square feet of space. Design plans for the project, led by the interior design team at Babcock Design of Salt Lake City, will include:

» A 14,000-square-foot dividable ballroom » 13,000 square feet of dividable meeting space on the fourth level

» 3,200 square feet of prefunction and lobby space on the fourth level

» 2,800 square feet of multipurpose and lobby space on the second level

» 4,500 square feet of lobby space on the first level

» Multipurpose and networking spaces ideal for registration, receptions and displays

With an estimated completion date of Sept. 1, 2016, the expansion will equip the Boise Centre with nearly 90,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space. Phase two of the project, which began in late 2015, will include a concourse connecting the existing Boise Centre with the completed expansion, providing guests with effortless accessibility to the entire facility.

Recent economic growth has enticed hotel developers to add an estimated 954 hotel rooms in the downtown area within the next two years, many of which are just a short walk from the Boise Centre.

In addition, air access to Boise has seen a boost in 2014 and 2015 as airlines have introduced several nonstop connections, including four additional daily flights from Seattle by Delta Air Lines.

Studies project that the economic impact of the influx of new visitors will more than double, as the expansion allows Boise Centre to attract larger conventions and events.

The Lynnwood Convention Center is a premiere event venue located 15 miles north of downtown Seattle. With 34,000 square feet of flexible meeting space that can accommodate large meetings, weddings, galas, seminars, corporate gatherings, product launches and private parties of up to 650, the Lynnwood Convention Center delivers on value, innovation and excellence.

 

Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Hotel Drover, an award-winning Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott, focuses on simple pleasures and genuine hospitality. Kick-off your boots and stay awhile with 200 rustic-luxe rooms and suites. When ready, grab a hand-crafted cocktail or cold beer and wander outside to The Backyard at Hotel Drover, an outdoor oasis, with creekside seating, outdoor games, and seasonal live music.

 

In 1927, Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton said, "Abilene, Texas will be well prepared to handle large conventions and please the most fastidious visitor." Nearly 95 years later, Abilene has fulfilled this vision and is excited to welcome back the Hilton family of hotels in the heart of Downtown Abilene with a recently announced DoubleTree by Hilton.