Miami Beach Convention Center Honor with Special Recognition Award by the Miami Hospitality Design Awards 2019


MIAMI BEACH, FL – (April 9, 2019) – The re-imagined Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC, a Spectra-managed venue) was proud to be honored with a Special Recognition Award by the Miami Hospitality Awards on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

 The Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Miami), Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA), and Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations announced the winners of the 2019 Miami Hospitality Design Awards during a celebration at the luxurious The Miami Beach EDITION hotel. 

 With more than 170 architecture, design, hotel and restaurant professionals in attendance, the awards honored the hoteliers, licensed architects and designers whose creativity and extraordinary venues have elevated Miami’s hospitality industry and consumer experiences.

 “Through our support and that of AIA Miami, GMBHA, and Hospitality Design magazine, the awards continue to recognize the world-class hospitality venues that are entering our vibrant market,” said President, Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations, Josh Oberhausen. “We had a great turnout and look forward to welcoming more new and exciting venues.”

 During the event, the Miami Beach Convention Center was presented a Special Recognition Award for the incredible expansion and renovation project that will boost Miami’s hospitality and tourism community. The City of Miami Beach, Arquitectonica and Fentress Architects were all recognized.

 “The completion of the Miami Beach Convention Center’s renovation will be a tremendous economic driver for our area. It was an honor to recognize the team’s work, as well as our winners during a sold-out event,” said President and CEO, GMBHA, Wendy Kallergis. 

 Freddie Peterson, General Manager for the Miami Beach Convention Center said, “I am incredibly privileged to accept this Special Recognition Award on behalf of the City of Miami Beach, the architects, and all of the amazing partners who have worked so hard to bring this project to life.”

 Sponsors for the Miami Hospitality Design Awards included IIDA South Florida Chapter, Coverings, and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. Visit the event’s website for a list of all of the winners of the 2019 Miami Hospitality Design Awards.

The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is the centerpiece to Miami Beach’s meetings and conventions industry. Re-imagined following a $620-million-dollar renovation, the expanded MBCC includes a new 60,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom, almost 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, an expanded Grand Lobby, pre-function areas that are bathed in natural light, up to 84 breakout rooms, almost 2,100 miles of cabling to support all IT communications, $7.1 million dollars’ worth of art curated by the City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places program, a new six-acre public green space that can serve as incremental event space, and much, much more.