Notice Anything New?

by Martha Stickner, Sales Manager

img_1610Have you been to the Bayfront Landing area lately?  Notice anything different about us?  If you don’t already know, the Bayfront Convention Center facility is now over 10 years old. Even if I tried, I couldn’t begin to tell you how many people, cars, animals and equipment have been through our building!  I would guess millions of footprints walk the property each year!

With that said, new carpet was a must.  In July of 2017, the Ballroom carpet was replaced, and it’s funny how people are still commenting over a year later “Wow, I never knew it got changed!”  You may or may not say the same thing about our lobby, which recently received a carpet makeover, but to us it’s a big deal.  It’s not easy maintaining the wear and tear of such a massive building serving so many people daily!  Just this week, new chairs in the lobby were put into place to match the new carpet look.  We like to keep seating areas available for guests that may need to take a break from a meeting, have a beverage during cocktail hour, or just enjoy the view.   And we’re not done there: the most sought after space we host events at, the Sunset Terrace, has new furniture being reviewed as we speak so that we are ready for the summer season.  We host several outdoor cocktail receptions and our patio furniture is complimentary to use when renting the space.  Keep an eye out for another new upgrade!

It’s hard to not notice the newer connected hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, but did you know there is an indoor walkway to the BCC and then over to the Sheraton?  There are a set of stairs and elevator service that you can take from the 2nd floor of the Courtyard to the Convention Center 1st floor.  New signage has just been created in the walkway to help direct guests getting from one property to another.   Our goal is to make guests experience a breeze, even at 10 years old, and changes and upgrades are happening to keep up with all the activity!

There’s a lot happening on the water, so next time you’re in take an extra look around!

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