• Oklahoma City Convention Center Project Gains Traction

     
    POSTED March 19, 2017
     

The Oklahoma City Council has approved the preliminary report for the new $288 million downtown Oklahoma City Convention Center. Oklahoma City and Populous have been working together since 2010 to build a new convention center through the Metropolitan Area Projects 3, which is a 1-cent, self-funded sales tax initiative that was passed in 2009 by Oklahoma City voters.

The convention center is anticipated to open in 2020 and will be located on the south end of Oklahoma City’s downtown district directly adjacent to the Chesapeake Energy Arena and the 70-acre downtown park. It will offer a 30,000-plus-square-foot ballroom, 200,000 square feet of exhibit space and 45,000 square feet of meeting space with 27 meeting rooms in the three-level complex. Informational meeting spaces will be available in an adjacent pre-function space outside the meeting rooms. Eighteen loading docks and two drive-in ramps on the first level will provide easy load-in to the four exhibit hallways.

The interior will feature earthy tones carrying through the exterior. Interactive wayfinding will be found throughout the convention center for guests to effortlessly locate the center’s assets that are available to them.

“The approval of the preliminary report gets Oklahoma City closer to attracting new meetings and conventions to Oklahoma City,” says Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau President Mike Carrier. “This is a convention center the city can be proud of, because they have invested in it and their community. The preliminary report approval has us moving in the right direction and on to the next steps in the final design and requesting bids from contractors,”

Kimpton EPIC Hotel has heard the cry of meeting and event attendees everywhere. The all too familiar ice-cold event space makes it extremely difficult to stay focused. It might only be 30 minutes into the meeting when guests start to look anxious as they fight back goosebumps.

 

PCMA has announced its proposed 2020 Board of Directors and Officers. The nominating process, according to the bylaws (Article XII, Section 1(d)), allows for additional nominations for any officer or director position by members who submit a petition, which is required to be signed by 5 percent of members from the membership category appropriate to the position and submitted to PCMA’s president and CEO no later than November 1, 2019.

 

Sportsmen's Lodge recently revealed its newly renovated pool. Known as the largest pool in San Fernando Valley, the Sportsmen's Lodge pool is an attraction to guests and locals alike.

"We are always looking for ways to improve the guest and visitor experience, and since the pool is our most popular amenity, we like to keep it fresh and update it every couple of years," says General Manager Stephen Chavez.