Miami show announces larger room block, urges attendees to book

The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show announced Wednesday a 203 percent increase in the number of hotel room nights in its exclusive room block for the 2016 show, taking place at the iconic Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin.

Show organizers said they have contracted with 29 hotels throughout downtown Miami and surrounding areas to offer attendees “a convenient stay and seamless show experience.”

There are more than 10,000 room nights in the show’s block, triple the room nights (3,300) made available for the 2015 boat show. With eight months until show time, 25% of the room nights within the block have been booked.

“This year we increased the number of rooms in the boat show’s official room block to ensure boat show attendees have a seamless experience at the new location, and we are thrilled with the boost in hotel activity and tourism we’re already seeing,” said Cathy Rick-Joule, vice president for the NMMA and show manager for the Miami Boat Show. “We are grateful for the support from the City of Miami and our hotel partners, whose commitment will help us deliver the best boat show in the world that our exhibitors and attendees have come to expect.”

In order to secure the exclusive discounted show rate available only in the boat show hotel room block, reservations must be secured through onPeak at

Hotel partners include: Albion, Clarion Inn & Suites Miami Airport, Conrad Miami, Courtyard Cadillac Miami Beach/Oceanfront, Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove, Doubletree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center, Dream South Beach, EPIC Hotel Miami, Four Seasons Hotel Miami, Gale South Beach, Grand Beach Hotel, Habitat Residence Condo Hotel, Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, Hyatt Regency Miami, InterContinental Miami, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Marriott Biscayne Bay, Mondrian South Beach, River Park Hotel & Suites, Sonesta Coconut Grove, The Palms Hotel & Spa, Viceroy Miami, and Westin Colonnade Coral Gables.

To compliment boat show lodging and parking (more than 10,000 spaces secured in downtown Miami), show organizers have constructed a comprehensive transportation plan in conjunction with the City of Miami inclusive  of free water taxi and shuttle bus ride services that will be available to take attendees to and from the show, ensuring ease and accessibility for all attending with pick-up and drop-off points stationed at numerous parking garages, ports and hotels throughout Miami, offering a quick and efficient 15-20 minute ride depending on departing location. Free water taxi service will also be made available to and from the Strictly Sail® location of the Miami Boat Show at Miamarina at Bayside from Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin.

Water taxi pickup and drop off points include:
·         American Airlines Arena
·         Dinner Key Marina, Coconut Grove (no vehicle parking available)
·         Hyatt/Epic Hotel, Downtown
·         InterContinental Hotel, Downtown
·         Miami Beach Marina, Miami Beach (no vehicle parking available)
·         Port of Miami
·         Sea Isle Marina, Biscayne Bay
·         Viceroy Hotel, Brickell

Shuttle bus pickup and drop off points:
·         American Airlines Arena
·         Bayside Marketplace
·         Biscayne Bay Marriott, at Sea Isle Marina
·         Four Seasons Hotel, Brickell
·         Hyatt Regency, Downtown
·         InterContinental Hotel, Downtown
·         James L. Knight Center (Sat, Sun, Mon only)
·         Marlins Park
·         Miami Dade College, Downtown (Sat, Sun, Mon only)
·         Port of Miami
·         Sonesta Beach Hotel, Coconut Grove
·         Viceroy, Brickell
·         Vizcaya Station

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One Comment

  1. I’m a boater and always look forward to The Boat Show here in Miami/Miami Beach.
    But, I feel that there are better places to have the boat show other than Miami Marine Stadium and Basin.
    I live here year round and find it very difficult to get to Key Biscayne on weekends because of the large population of residents who want to visit the Parks on Key Biscayne and Virginia Key.
    I can’t imagine how our residents are going to be able to handle the traffic getting to the parks when the boat show is here.

    Secondly, and really more importantly, having 800 boats in Marine Stadium Basin is going to cause damage to the sea grass, manatee who go in the basin to stay warm during our winter months. And impact it will have on The Wildlife refuge across the basin.

    Also, I understand the staging area for the set up of the boat show will be on Historic Virginia Key Beach. I can’t imagine what that will do to that area with huge tractor trailers hauling in supplies to set up the infrastructure for the show.
    Please reconsider another site that will be more suitable.
    Thank you,
    Valerie Robbin

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