• 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.

Temperatures are starting to dip in Seattle, but if you want to get in one last outdoor gathering before winter, consider The Rooftop at WeWork Cap Hill. Located on the penthouse level on 11th Avenue near Seattle’s storied Pine and Pike Streets, the space offers inviting landscapes and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Capacity: 74.  Bring sweaters and scarves!


The time is right; the stage is set. Groups are ready to meet face to face again, and the four-star luxury hotel MGM Grand Detroit is ready to welcome you back.

According to MPI’s report “Spring 2021 Meetings Outlook,” three-quarters of meeting professionals predict a face-to-face event this calendar year. And that definitely rings true for Lisa Williams, executive director of sales for the hotel.


Despite an overall crushing year for the hospitality industry in Pennsylvania, some seeds of hope have been planted and are finally sprouting in the form of new hotel openings. These new properties on the horizon have ample meeting and event space up for grabs, all within close proximity of each other. As capacities allowances increase, check out the new real estate for meetings and events at the following hotels.