The Westin Orlando Universal Boulevard is proud to announce they have broke ground on a new state-of-the-art meeting and special event center that will expand this AAA Four Diamond Luxury Hotel’s meeting space by an additional 5,576 square feet (including pre-function space).  This exquisitely designed new meeting and event center will expand the hotel’s capacity to accommodate corporate and association group meetings, as well as their ability to host weddings, banquets and special events for groups up to 370 for banquet settings and 330 for meetings.   With total meeting space soon to reach 13,685 sq. ft., the hotel is very excited to soon be able to accommodate the mid-sized meeting, wedding and special event market in a luxury setting.  The expected opening date is February, 2014.
General Manager, Mike Magnelli stated, “We have consistently been recognized for our commitment to exceptional service and ability to execute a flawless meeting, banquet or special event.  This additional conference facility gives us the ability to reach out to mid-sized groups and larger special events that we previously did not have the physical space to host. Our associates are equally as excited about the business opportunities this will bring, and we have already received great feedback from existing and potential clients.”
“I was delighted to learn that the Westin Orlando Universal Boulevard will be expanding its operations by adding a new Conference and Event Center to their AAA Four Diamond Westin Imagine hotel, and offer my congratulations on their September 5th ground-breaking,” said Teresa Jacobs, Mayor of Orange County. “Particularly as Central Florida grows its reputation as a world-wide destination for leisure and business travelers, it is important that we have premier meeting and convention space available for our visitors.” Continued Jacobs, “The Westin Orlando Universal Boulevard offers world-class accommodations and amenities. We are deeply proud of their success, and commend their investment in the Central Florida luxury hospitality sector.”
The Westin Orlando is also proud to announce they have selected an Orlando headquartered architectural firm, Baker Barrios, and construction firm, T&G Constructors to complete this important project.