Long Beach CVB

Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau

     

Category: Convention & Visitors Bureau


301 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, California 90803
USA

Awards / Recognition: Stella Award for Best CVB Far West 2017, Pinnacle Award 2004-2016, Gold Service Award 1994-2004, 2007-2016, Gold Service Elite Hall of Fame Member, Distinctive Achievement Award 2008-2016, Award of Excellence 2006-2016, World Class Award 2007-2016, Platinum Choice Award 2015-2016, Top Destination Award of Excellence 2017, Prime Site Award of Excellence 2017

Sales Contact: Gregg Haniford
Contact Title: Vice President of Sales and Services
Contact Location: Main Office
Send E-mail: greggh@longbeachcvb.org


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Description: Long Beach, California…part beach town, part big city, located between Los Angeles and Orange County, Long Beach offers the perfect combination of downtown sophistication, with the beach vibe that has made Southern California famous. Over the past decade, Long Beach has invested over $1 Billion into its Downtown Waterfront, transforming it into one of the most dynamic seaside destinations in the country.

Long Beach has 5,000 hotel rooms citywide, with more than 2,000 rooms within an easy walk to the convention center. Many downtown hotels offer panoramic ocean views and there are accommodation choices for every preference and pocketbook; ranging from a historic ocean liner, singular boutiques, first class business hotels and quality economy properties to family oriented and long-term-stay properties.

From the regal Queen Mary and spectacular Aquarium of the Pacific to stirring Broadway shows, live music venues and over 125 restaurants within an 8 block radius of the Convention Center, Long Beach is the perfect destination.

Getting to Long Beach has never been easier with service from three major airports. LAX and Orange County Airports are less than 30 minutes away; the Long Beach Airport, the Southland’s “easy in-easy out” airport, is just seven minutes from downtown. Long Beach Airport offers a lounge-inspired, resort-style atmosphere, brand new terminals and a host of local eateries and refreshments to welcome 41 inbound flights from around the country each day.

In addition, to our enhanced city, Long Beach has fast become an innovative leader in creating “a new essence of meeting style” with its $45 million Convention Center renovation to create an open, comfortable environment where people can easily connect and collaborate.

Additionally, the new Pacific Ballroom at the Long Beach Arena is one of the country’s premier ballroom venues, revolutionizing the platform design for event spaces. The ballroom’s 46,000 square feet of customizable event space is complete with a floating tension grid and moveable, floor-to-ceiling curtain walls to create the right environment for your group. The adaptable, electronic walls will be able to accommodate groups of all types, ranging from an intimate gathering to a grandly lavish 5,500 person reception. The Pacific Ballroom at the Long Beach Arena offers you substantial cost savings, thanks to its all-inclusive $1.6 million state-of-the-art lighting, sound and video system – all controlled with the simple touch of an iPad.

Getting to Long Beach has never been easier with service from three major airports. LAX and Orange County Airports are less than 30 minutes away; the Long Beach Airport, the Southland’s “easy in-easy out” airport, is just seven minutes from downtown. Long Beach Airport offers a lounge-inspired, resort-style atmosphere, brand new terminals and a host of local eateries and refreshments to welcome 41 inbound flights from around the country each day.

Features: Audio Visual Services, Auditorium-Permanent, Bus Loading/Unloading, Bus Parking, Catering, Computer Rental, Decorating Services, IT Lines, Pre-Function Space, Security, Speaker Ready Room, Sports Arena, Storage Facilities

Off-Site Venues/Highlights:
Aquarium of the Pacific: Dependent upon full facility use of certain galleries- range from 50- 1,800. Indoor and Outdoor reception available. Theater accommodates 170. Outdoor meeting facility, on site catering.

The Queen Mary: Historic ocean liner located minutes from downtown Long Beach. Offers a variety of banquet space & decks. Can accommodate events for several thousand people. Banquet seating capacity holds 1,700. Theater accommodates 1,000. On-site catering. Stunning waterfront views.

Queen Mary Events Park: Outdoor festival & special event venue. Capacity up to 5,000.

Long Beach Museum of Art: Indoor banquet room up to 75. Outdoors up to 400. Your guests are welcome to visit the galleries at no extra charge. Stunning coastal views.

Museum of Latin American Art: A unique venue that can accommodate parties for 50- 800 including indoor & outdoor event spaces.

Rainbow Lagoon (Located between Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center & the Hyatt Regency): Outdoor Area, ideal for festivals events. Capacity up to 8,000. Requires permit through the City of Long Beach Special Events Office.

The Sky Room: Rooftop dining. Experience the magnificent 360- degree panoramic views of the Long Beach skyline and the Pacific Ocean. Accomodates 80-100 people.

Parkers' Lighthouse: Tri-level restaurant with view of the Queen Mary. Several banquet room options-up to 500.

California State University Long Beach: Student Union: 1,000; The Pyramid: 2,000; Performing Arts Theatre: 250-375


Green/Environmental Initiatives: The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center welcomes thousands of visitors every year and is one of the first green arenas in the U.S. This facility has 5,800 solar panels atop 400,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The convention center strives to conserve natural resources with recycling and energy-reducing initiatives.The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center installed cutting-edge LED technology around the property, reducing energy costs while adding color and personality to the building. Both the Long Beach Terrace Theater Fountain and the Center lobby’s glass atrium and glass palm trees at the Pine Avenue grand staircase utilize multi-colored LEDs to illuminate and enliven the visitors’ experiences.

Exhibit Halls, Terrace Theater and Center Theater all have “cool roofs” on them. These roofs act as insulation when outside temperatures are cool and also retard heat during warm sunny days. Solar panels were installed on the roof of the Exhibit Halls in September 2006 and to date, they have produced enough energy to provide power to 21,500 homes for a single day. The energy that has been provided by these solar panels has also resulted in the elimination of the pollution that an average passenger vehicle emits over a period of 49,000 days.

Attempts to decrease energy consumption are also made through the participation in a special program with Southern California Edison called the Demand Bidding Program. Under this program, the facility agrees to reduce energy consumption by a specific amount during certain high demand or shortage periods and in twenty (22) days of participation in 2007, the equivalent of power to 2,840 homes for a single day was provided as well as eliminating the pollution for an average passenger vehicle for the equivalent of 6,460 days.

Fifty (50) waste containers that are specifically identified for recyclable materials are located within the facility. A majority of the lighting fixtures around the facility have been retrofitted to accept high-efficiency bulbs.

Instead of washing down areas with water, the areas are swept by either hand or mechanically. Motion sensors control all lighting in the meeting rooms of the facility.

Lighting in the Exhibition Halls is reduced by fifty percent (50%) during move-in and move-out periods of events.

Landscaping waste is composted and utilized as mulch.

We have a Tennant scrubber that doesn’t require the use of chemicals for cleaning purposes and the waste product is biodegradable.

Three projects approved by Southern California Edison were completed in 2012 that resulted in an annual reduction of over 40 kWh.

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