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Sharonville Convention Center in Cincinnati Region Announces Plans for Expansion and Hotel Development
Just a 15-minute drive from the center of one of the country’s most vibrant cities, Cincinnati North provides its own distinct personality and opportunities. As Cincinnati experiences urban renewal in the heart of downtown, this relaxed, cityside locale is also undergoing a renaissance of its own.
NORTHERN LIGHTS DISTRICT
Enjoy big-city excitement with more laid-back convenience and economy at the continuously evolving Northern Lights District, the premier destination for corporate, performance and sports visitors. This 365-acre redevelopment area along I-75 features 3,000+ hotel rooms, draws more than 265,000 annual visitors to the Sharonville Convention Center and Viking Village and is expanding to match the lines of the entire TIF district.
Sharonville Convention Center Expansion
The Sharonville Convention Center is set to double its exhibition space from 20,000 square feet to 40,000 square feet with its upcoming expansion, expected to be complete in 2021. The expansion will also add a ticket office, a kitchen, additional bathrooms and more storage space. This LEED-certified facility currently features 19 rooms with 65,000 square feet of function space plus more than 1,000 on-site, free parking spaces.
Viking Village at Princeton Schools
This new $6 million state-of-the-art athletic and theater complex is located just steps from the Sharonville Convention Center. It is an LEED certified facility that features a world-class arena, indoor pool and auditorium – great for meetings, presentations, training and educational programs, team building activities, sporting events, tournaments, concerts and many other uses.
Planners who book a new meeting or convention in the Sharonville Convention Center for 2019 or 2020 can receive more than $2,000 in savings, including everything from free hotel rooms to complementary breakouts and AV discounts.
Delta Hotel by Marriott Cincinnati
In Q4 of 2019, this new Delta Marriott flagship will have completed a $9.5M renovation and rebrand on the 226 room, 13-story hotel across from the Sharonville Convention Center. Marriott’s newest upscale, full-service brand will offer 14,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a full-service restaurant, business center, a well-appointed fitness center, seasonal outdoor gathering space and year-round swimming pool.
La Quinta Inn & Suites
An $8M full renovation features updates to the 151 contemporary rooms included new meeting spaces, lobby, and upgraded façade. Indulge in the FREE hot breakfast, 24-hour fitness center and access to the indoor pool and spa.
Tru by Hilton
One of the newest brands of Hilton Worldwide is coming to the Northern Lights District. The modern, select service hotel is located along I-75 is a $14 million project. This 98-room hotel will have a tech focus with electric car charging stations, mobile check-in, digital keys and lobby tablets. It will also feature a 24/7 complimentary coffee and breakfast area.
Hyatt Place Sharonville Convention Center
A brand new $14 million Hyatt Place connected to the Sharonville Convention Center opened in the summer of 2017. Guestrooms feature the plush Hyatt Grand Bed®, Cozy Corner sectional sofa, mini fridge and a separate workspace. The hotel also offers 2,240 square feet of meeting space in three flexible rooms plus a boardroom, along with free WiFi throughout the hotel, on-site audiovisual equipment and a professional event planning staff to make planning meetings and events a smooth, easy process.
This hotel located directly adjacent to the Sharonville Convention Center recently completed a $2 million renovation including a walk-in saltwater pool, landscaping, firepits, an elevator and a new walkway that now connects guests directly to the Sharonville Convention Center.
Third Eye Brewing Company
Third Eye Brewing Company, a $1.7M Microbrewery & Restaurant, will open in 2019. The 6,000 square foot taproom will feature modern décor, with large retractable windows, garage doors, glass, steel and reclaimed wood. It will also include approximately 3,600 square feet of pet-friendly outdoor space with a covered porch and offer a full lunch and dinner menu.
This brand new 130-acre park offers opportunities for visitors to enjoy interactive programming, unique learning opportunities and year-round experiences in one of the region's most beautiful settings. Just mere miles from the Sharonville Convention Center and surrounding hotels, Summit Park features a 150-foot observation tower, “Cincinnati’s most creative playground,” a glass canopy and events like a farmers market and fitness classes on the Great Lawn.
Jungle Jim’s International Market
Foodies, rejoice! Jungle Jim’s is one of America’s wackiest supermarkets – a funhouse maze of a store just north of Cincinnati that draws 50,000 shoppers a week from throughout the Midwest. “The Jungle” is home to a huge collection of specialty foods from 75 countries and is a six-acre foodie paradise.
About the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau is a sales, marketing and service organization whose primary responsibility is to positively impact Hamilton County's and the City of Cincinnati's economy through convention, trade show and visitor expenditures. The travel and tourism industry traditionally has been a $5.3 billion industry in Cincinnati USA, employing more than 80,000 people in a variety of fields and bringing 26.6 million visitors to the region annually. Visit www.cincyusa.com for more information.
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