When you think of U.S. banking and financial capitals, what comes to mind? For many, New York City with its world-renowned Wall Street is paramount. For others, Charlotte, North Carolina is considered a financial mecca of sort, thanks to its Bank of America headquarters. But head further south and Miami’s Brickell neighborhood is an international banking center that offers the ideal locale for financial-based meetings and events.
Miami’s Brickell area, which includes dozens of banks and investment firms, is home to the majority of the major corporations and large businesses in the city. Along Brickell Avenue, you will find international headquarters for major banks, real estate companies and law firms, making your financial meeting and event attendees feel right at home. And while the area is teeming with skyscrapers, you will also find quiet, shaded streets that offer a charm and relaxed atmosphere that is truly unique among major metropolitan areas.
Walk down Brickell Avenue and you'll understand why it is referred to as the “Wall Street of the South.” Home to dozens of domestic and international financial companies and institutions, Brickell is truly a booming hub of world commerce.
Today, Brickell is the epicenter of Miami’s financial area, but this downtown neighborhood also offers convenient access to popular Miami attractions and to upscale services that will keep meeting attendees refreshed and productive. In fact, the Brickell neighborhood boasts a relaxed and charming atmosphere.
While Brickell is an international financial hub, it is also home to an assortment of wonderful eateries, high-class boutiques and a French-style enclave called Mary Brickell Village. Offering the ideal venue for gatherings and entertainment. Mary Brickell Village, is a wonderful collection of brasseries and bistros, as well as unique shops and services that reflect the incredibly eclectic nature of the region.
The benefits of hosting meetings in Brickell are endless; not only does it boast a broad variety of meeting spaces but also offers venues in ideal proximity to areas that can be explored when business is done. From elegant venues in historic settings to modern meeting spaces, Brickell is an exceptional option for financial-based meetings or conventions of any size.
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel offers the ideal spot to play host to financial-based events. Set on a private island and separated from Brickell by the Brickell Key Bridge, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is considered to be one of the most luxurious options for event planners. Located less than one mile from the Miami Convention Center and about eight miles from popular South Beach, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel offers a wealth of meeting space options, including a private beach, an expansive, stunning ballroom, and a myriad of other meeting rooms from which to choose.
Located in the heart of the Brickell business district, Four Seasons Hotel Miami features wonderful views of Biscayne Bay and offers nearly 15,000 square feet of meeting space, the perfect spot for meetings of all sizes. And when work is complete, the hotel provides private boating charters for up to 400 attendees, who can enjoy the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean, while dining on the day’s freshest catch. Deep-sea fishing excursions, catamaran cocktail cruises and other unique on-water meeting experiences are offered at the Four Seasons.
Imagine hosting a rooftop meeting or event 50 stories above the city of Miami. Brickell’s Viceroy Miami is a luxury Miami Florida resort, housed in the Icon Brickell, on ten-acres of bay-front proprty adjacent to historical Miami River Circle Park. Priding itself on the utmost in sophistication, the Viceroy is within walking distance of the Brickell financial district and minutes from American Airlines Arena and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Viceroy Miami is also a short drive from South Beach, the Design District, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and other Miami locations. Meeting attendees at the glamour-infused Viceroy also can enjoy the events hosted in the hotel’s two-acre outdoor living room that is complete with a 300-foot long pool.
Refined rooms and amenities aplenty can be found at Conrad Miami, which offers more than 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space. From delightful poolside terraces to a state-of-the art boardroom to the towering ballroom with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay, Conrad Miami offers something for everyone.
Located in the heart of Brickell, Miami’s JW Marriott is an award-winning establishment whose mission is to pamper guests at every turn. Recently named one of the World's Best Business Hotels by Travel & Leisure Magazine, JW Marriott boasts more than 28,000 square feet of meeting and event space with a capacity for up to 1,000 attendees. Smaller, more intimate event spaces and breakout rooms are also plentiful in this prestigious venue.
Whether you are celebrating international business interests or conducting soirees or more intimate financial affairs, Brickell’s modern office structures complemented by quiet shady streets, creates a dynamic atmosphere that will certainly make attendees feel right at home.
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