About Fort Lauderdale

We are delighted to share the warmth and beauty of Greater Fort Lauderdale! From the moment you arrive to our diverse destination you are surrounded by blue skies, swaying palm trees, and a relaxed vibe. Attendees can lounge by the turquoise waters of Fort Lauderdale Beaches, enjoy the famed shopping, dining and nightlife on Las Olas Blvd., and navigate the canals that have earned Fort Lauderdale its nickname, “Venice of America.” On top of all that, you’ll appreciate the unparalleled attention from our award-winning Sunsational Service team. The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is here to help you shine. Kick off your shoes and slip into the beach chic vibe, where casual meets sophisticated and where endless experiences are waiting to be unleashed.  CLICK HERE to view area map!


  • How much is the total cumulative hotel tax?
    12%; 6% State and 6% Occupancy
  • How much is the F&B tax? 6%
  • How much is the average F&B gratuity? 24%


  • How many miles from the airport to downtown? 3
  • Is there public transportation, such as a bus or subway available? N/A
  • How much does the public transportation cost? N/A
  • What is the shuttle bus fare from the airport to downtown? $14.00
  • What is the taxi fare from airport to downtown? $25.00
  • How many daily flights out of airport?
    700+ daily non-stop flights to and from 80+ US cities and global connectivity to 60+ international destinations across 32 countries.
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  • Is the airport a hub for any carrier? Southwest Airlines
  • What are the major carriers serving airport?
    Southwest, American, United, Delta, Jet Blue


  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak night?
  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak within walking distance to convention center? 700
  • How many headquarter hotel properties1
  • How many rooms available on peak night at the largest headquarter property? 400

Convention Center

  • How many total gross square feet of exhibit space at Convention Center? 350,000
  • How much of this exhibit space is contiguous? 350,000
  • How many total gross square feet of meeting space is available at the Convention center? 1,125,000
  • How many meeting rooms does the convention center have? 30
  • How big is the largest meeting room? 65,000
  • How many ballrooms does the convention center have3
  • How big is the largest ballroom? 65,000
  • When was the last renovation or expansion? We are currently expanding the center!
  • When is a future renovation/expansion scheduled? Current expansion will be completed in December 2021
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the convention center? Yes
  • Is there an exclusive in-house Electrical provider? Yes
  • Is there an exclusive in-house AV provider?Yes
  • Is there an exclusive in-house decorator? No
  • Is there an exclusive in house caterer? Yes
  • Is the convention center a union property? No

Off Site Venues