Cape Coral $15m Events Center opens early

January 2, 2018 12:43 pm

The $15million Tarpon Point Ballroom meeting and events center at the Westin Cape Coral Resort, Marina Village, has opened early.

It features 12,250 square feet of meeting and event space to accommodate groups up to 1,400 guests. It also enhances the existing 15,000 square feet of multi-functional space.

The first event took place in December. Marketing and Sales Manager Stefanie Eakin, says, “We are excited to kick off our first event hosting over 350 guests today–December 15. Our new event space will be a place where groups can come to collaborate, share inspiration, or celebrate a special occasion. We are already booking engagements well into 2019 and look forward to what the future holds.”

Accommodate 1,400 people

The new addition can accommodate 800 guests for a sit-down banquet or 1,400 people theatre-style. It brings the total amount of indoor meeting space to 30,000 square feet. This includes 30 new hotel rooms and a spacious terrace overlooking the estuary behind the hotel.

Cape Coral Economic Development Manager Dana Brunett says, “The Westin plans to create 33 new jobs over two years.

“We see this facility as a real opportunity to showcase Cape Coral’s incredible quality of life and affordable cost of doing business.”

The center has the potential to generate approximately $30million in economic growth over the next few years, says Mr Brunett.

The Westin Cape Coral has partnered with the state’s tourism marketing arm, VISIT Florida, the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau and others to spread the word that Southwest Florida offers the very best venue for a relaxing, natural waterfront experience where anyone can walk from a work session to a spa or waterfront shopping, dining, boating or enjoying breathtaking views.

The setting features an expansive new terrace overlooking the Caloosahatchee River estuary. This means it is perfect for destination weddings, galas and large fundraisers.