Monterey Conference Center Renovation

Monterey Conference Center Renovation Schedule Announced

April 6, 2015 –Today the City of Monterey released the schedule and additional details regarding the renovation of the Monterey Conference Center. The release indicated the renovation will begin in late November of this year with the first floor of the revitalized center planned to reopen by late summer 2016 and the grand opening of the entire renovated facility in early 2017. The renovation will infuse up to $45 million in physical and technological improvements.

This renovation is in part a response to valuable meeting and conference clients who have either used the facility in the past or wish to bring their business to Monterey County in the future but require an upgraded facility. While under construction, neighboring hotels, the Monterey Marriott and the Portola Hotel & Spa, are open for business and do not anticipate being affected by the remodel.

Once complete, the renovated Conference Center will have the ability to host multiple meetings simultaneously with flexible meeting space and more usable pre-function space. The Silver LEED-certified building will offer advanced technology with a contemporary exterior that evokes the Monterey style. The re-design is led by the firm, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, one of the largest and most influential architecture firms in the world with award-winning projects including convention and conference centers in Hong Kong, Seoul, Virginia Beach, Chicago and San Francisco's Moscone Center among others.

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Monterey Hires World-renowned Architecture Firm

The Monterey City Council has awarded a contract for architectural and engineering services to Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) for the renovation of the Monterey Conference Center. SOM is one of the largest and most influential architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world. The project will be managed by Ausonio, Inc., a Castroville-based firm whose project team includes a highly respected consultant with experience building projects worldwide. Skidmore Owings & Merrill

The Monterey Conference Center (MCC) renovation will dramatically improve the City’s and the County’s position as a destination for meetings and conferences. Once complete, the Monterey Conference Center will be LEED-certified with advanced technology, additional and more functional space and improved options for a variety of meeting needs.

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When will the Monterey Conference Center undergo the renovation or set dates?

The renovation will begin in late November of this year with the first floor of the revitalized center planned to reopen by late summer 2016 and the grand opening of the entire renovated facility in early 2017.

How do I stay informed?

Visit this site regularly for progress reports and news. Questions and answers will be added as they come in.

In addition, Sales Executive Nancy Williams is happy to answer questions anytime. nwilliams@monterey.org

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