The 7-million-square-foot Orange County
Convention Center (OCCC) is inching closer
to the completion of its multimillion-dollar,
five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).
Expected to wrap up in 2017, the CIP includes
a number of facility-wide renovations and
upgrades, as well as the addition of ne w spaces to meet the needs of clients and to keep
the facility competitive. For example, when
it opens in September 2016, the Destination
Lounge in the OCCC’s South Building will provide a flexible new space where groups can
network and relax.
Located in Room S222, the Destination
Lounge has 7,000 square feet of space
suitable for meetings, private functions,
receptions, and presentations. The venue
will come outfitted with a video wall, LED
The connectivity of the OCCC campus is
also undergoing improvements, including
a new addition to the above-ground bridge
system. The OCCC currently connects with
neighboring hotels via four pedestrian bridg-
es, but a fifth is in the works. When it opens
in 2017, the I-Drive Pedestrian Bridge will con-
nect the West Building’s third-level lobby and
the sidewalk in front of the Hyatt Regency
Orlando, letting pedestrians easily and safely
cross over busy International Drive.
The OCCC has also completed major
upgrades to the wireless systems in both the
North/South and West buildings. Now with a
total of 1, 100 access points, the OCCC’s net-
work is one of the strongest in the United
States, able to accommodate more guests
using multiple devices simultaneously —
because more than ever, show managers,
exhibitors, and attendees all must be able
to stay connected across various platforms.
For more information: Orange County
Convention Center — Rodney Gutierrez,
Director of Sales; (800) 345-9845; Rodney.
Big changes are happening at the country’s second-largest convention center
Take a break The cutting-edge Destination
Lounge in the Orange County Convention
Center’s South Concourse will provide a sophisticated, technology-focused environment
for networking and relaxation when it opens
in September 2016.
A private retreat The Orange County
Convention Center’s Hamlin Boardrooms are
flexible meeting rooms that can be reconfig-ured for multiple uses, like board meetings,
breakout sessions, or workspaces for staff.
The spaces come equipped with state-of-the-art technology for presentations and energy-efficient LED lighting.