Baltimore Convention Center
The Baltimore convention center is best described as a place built and designed ahead of its time in a small city called Baltimore. The Center is located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland and doubles up as a convention and an exhibition hall. The place was started in 1980 and managed by a partially private organization initiated by Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer. The structure was completed in two separate parts - the original center, with 1.5 million square feet of exhibition and the other meeting area started in August 1979 at a cost of $1 billion. You will find the convention center here in 1 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. It envelops a total land of about 13.880 acres.
The center houses a 300K sq. ft. exhibit hall space, 85K-sq. ft. meeting room area, 32K sq., ft. ballroom, and 32 covered loading docks. The convention center conjoins by an enclosed skywalk bridge over Sharp Street. The convention center was intentionally "built as a catalyst for tourism an economic development took to attract to Baltimore conventions, trade shows, meetings that would leave in the city millions of Dollars spent on lodging, food, entertainment and other services." The center records approximately 12 million visitors having spent 2.97 billion dollars at the place. The convention center establishes around one hundred community festivals, concerts, and events every year. It houses numerous prestigious events. The best proposal of the center however is the printed calendar of the scheduled events.
The center maintains efficient and adequate staff that is willing and helpful to aid you in event planning. After the initial formalities sales manager immediately acts to discuss about your event and details. The Convention Center also maintains an active Web site that is popular with corresponding floor plans and links to visitor means like maps and directions. There is on going project construction of the hotel Hilton Baltimore, claimed as the biggest project in the city including 750 rooms, that will be joined with Convention center. The place certainly adds to the glitter and advantage to Baltimore.