JACKSONVILLE, FL (November 29, 2023) – Enhanced meeting spaces, expanded promotional programs and newly developed accommodations keep Jacksonville top-of-mind for meetings and convention planners.
Currently, organizers are encouraged to take advantage of the continuation of Visit Jacksonville’s popular Sunkissed Savings program. This is designed to facilitate meetings, events and conferences in Duval County from now through September 30, 2024. Planners interested in bringing their meetings to Jacksonville can send their request to Visit Jacksonville for monetary incentive, calculated based on the total actualized hotel rooms their event will book. If the event is recurring annually, with one of the event dates before September 30, 2024, the incentive may be applied to each date thereafter.
Planners should also note recent renovations at the Conference Center at the Main Library, which included installing new carpeted flooring and ensuring the meeting spaces are adaptable for various size groups. The library’s central location in Downtown Jacksonville and proximity to some of the city’s best hotels, restaurants and green spaces, including James Weldon Johnson Park, make it an ideal choice for meetings and events.
The most recent Jacksonville Hotel Pipeline Report reflects the status of properties opening and still in development. The report demonstrates detailed metrics on hotel development throughout the city, including hotels and rooms by area, estimated project completion dates, the proportion of properties in different stages of development and a list of potential future properties yet to break ground. Two hotels recently opened, TownePlace Suites by Marriott Jacksonville Airport and WaterWalk Jacksonville. Another four are projected to be completed early next year and 11 properties are still on the horizon.
About Visit Jacksonville
Visit Jacksonville is an Accredited Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) contracted by the Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC) and responsible for marketing, selling and promoting Jacksonville as a leisure and meeting destination.