Cape Coral, FL – March 1, 2016 – The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village has announced the expansion of its meetings and events capabilities with the addition of a $15 million, 35,000-square-foot conference center. The new space will feature a 13,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom and add to the Southwest Florida waterfront resort’s existing 15,000-square-feet of function space. The conference center will begin accommodating groups of up to 1,250 guests in late 2017.
“The new conference center is a strategic addition to our resort and the Southwest Florida community as it will expand the functionality and flexibility of our existing meetings and events space,” said Eric Ashton, general manager, Westin Cape Coral. “We’re excited to broaden our capabilities to better accommodate a wider variety of groups such as weddings, corporate events and large fundraisers.”
The new conference center will bring the resort’s function space to 28,000-square-feet. The Grand Ballroom can be divided into multiple spaces and accommodate up to six smaller banquet rooms. Additionally, groups can take advantage of a spacious 4,754-square-feet pre-function area, a multi-function room for board meetings or office space and an expansive 1,728-square-feet terrace overlooking the Caloosahatchee River estuary.
In addition to the conference center, the resort plans to convert 30 two-bedroom suites into traditional and one-bedroom units to better accommodate groups. The mix of one and two bedded units will add 30 rooms to the resort’s inventory and overlook the marina.
The conference center is expected to generate approximately $30 million in economic growth for the area over the next few years. Local tourism is expected to increase with an additional 15,000 new visitors per year and approximately 33 new year-round, full-time jobs at the resort.
For more information about The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, please visit www.westincapecoral.com.