• MAPS 3 Oklahoma City Convention Center Brand Unveiled

     
    POSTED October 16, 2019
     

Oklahoma City officials recently unveiled the MAPS 3 Oklahoma City Convention Center’s new brand featuring a colorful, high-energy logo.

“Everyone has seen the rise of the MAPS 3 Oklahoma City Convention Center on the east side of Scissortail Park, and its completion will be another MAPS game-changer for our City,” says Mayor David Holt. “Today’s logo unveiling is another milestone on that path.”

The bright colors and sharp edges of the new logo are a nod to the contemporary design of the building’s architecture. Expected to open in late 2020, the modern complex will replace Oklahoma City’s current aging convention center.

“I love watching this city evolve and grow, and I’m beyond honored that my team had the opportunity to be a part of this,” says Sonni Adams, creative director for Freestyle Creative, which designed the brand.

With a total project budget of $288 million, MAPS 3 Oklahoma City Convention Center will occupy 500,000 square feet boasting sweeping views of the city’s skyline. The exhibit hall will be 200,000 square feet located on ground level equipped with operable walls to divide the hall in up to four smaller spaces. In total, 45,000 square feet of meeting space will be available on all levels of the building with operable walls able to configure up to 27 individual meeting spaces.

A 30,000-square-foot ballroom will be all the hype on the property’s fourth floor with 10,000 square feet of pre-function space and a 4,000-square-foot balcony. Outside the doors of the convention center will flourish with native plants and trees with a focus on sustainability. The exterior’s central plaza will allow visitors to enjoy the venue’s tremendous landscaping in an inviting and functional outdoor space.

Meetings and events will be supported with a new parking garage and the neighboring Omni Oklahoma City Hotel, both currently under construction.

After several months of renovations, the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge is now open as the Alloy – King of Prussia, a DoubleTree by Hilton.

 

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Doctors, nurses, grocery store employees and more were essential to sustaining the continued stay-at-home orders that helped fight the spread of COVID-19. Such workers put their health at risk for the benefit of society, and Nakoma Resort and the Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce want to recognize them for their efforts through the “Send Your Heroes” campaign.