Nestled between Mobile, Alabama and New Orleans, Louisiana, the Mississippi Gulf Coast is a hidden gem that is often overlooked as a meeting destination. The region offers everything meeting planners need for conventions, including a variety of meeting spaces, more than 14,000 hotel rooms, and a full destination services team to help along the way. Meeting attendees have a plethora of leisure options as well, including gaming, world-class fishing, golfing and so much more. Here are a few of the many reasons why your upcoming meeting should be held on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Brand new accommodations and attractions
The Mississippi Gulf Coast has recently exploded with expansions in hotels, attractions, casinos, and restaurants. A few of the newest additions conference attendees can experience include:
- Gulf Coast Event Center — With over 8,000 state-of-the-art square feet of versatile meeting and event space, this conveniently-located renovation is capable of hosting both smaller groups and large events.
- Hyatt Place Biloxi Beach— This 114-room hotel offers spacious guest accommodations, Gulf views and waterfront meeting spaces, all located just minutes from attractions, restaurants, and shops.
- The Roost (Ocean Springs, MS) & Hotel Pass Christian (Pass Christian, MS)—These charming boutique hotels offer beautifully-appointed suites, luxury amenities and are sure to make your stay a memorable one.
Team building activities
The temperate climate that we are so fortunate to enjoy down here makes the Mississippi Gulf Coast the perfect year-round destination. Outdoor activity options are abundant, with something for everyone. Take a boat tour or kayak through our beautiful blueways, and discover the region’s fascinating natural habitat. For a bird’s eye view, zip line through the trees with your team and experience an unforgettable treetop adventure. Culinary aficionados can also experience the essence of Gulf Coast cuisine on a Tasty Tour in a historic downtown setting.
Delicious dining options
From po-boy dives to fine dining, the Mississippi Gulf Coast has it all. As a southern destination with an enormous seafood industry, you will find a variety of cuisine on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. From BBQ, to Vietnamese, to authentic Southern dishes, your attendees’ taste buds are sure to be satisfied.
Multiple meeting space options
No matter the size of the meeting, the Mississippi Gulf Coast can accommodate. The Coast Coliseum and Convention Center offers more than 400,000 square feet of meeting space and can comfortably house up to 6,000 people. A majority of the Coast’s casinos also offer meeting space for a variety of groups. For smaller meetings, many hotels and attractions offer meeting space as well.
According to the Tax Foundation, a dollar goes further in Mississippi than any other state. Not only will this help meeting planners save, but it is also an incentive for attendees. Far too often, people do not register for a convention simply because the location is too pricey. The Mississippi Gulf Coast is the perfect place for meeting planners and attendees looking for an affordable conference.
Are you ready to plan your next meeting on the Mississippi Gulf Coast? Contact the team today to get started.
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