Charlotte Convention Center Expansion
The Charlotte Convention Center expansion delivers an enhanced experience to meet the needs of meeting planners and their attendees based on years of data, surveys, feedback and research that showed us what our customers are looking for in a convention city.
Located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, the Charlotte Convention Center serves as the city’s central hub for meetings, conferences and large-scale events. A $126.9 million expansion project was completed in response to meeting planner needs to enhance the attendee experience and strengthen Charlotte’s competitiveness in the nearly $300 billion meetings and conventions industry.
A primary component of the project is an exterior overstreet pedestrian walkway, which connects the Charlotte Convention Center to the adjacent 700-room Westin Charlotte, the city’s largest hotel, and a LYNX Blue Line light rail stop, providing access to 200-plus restaurants, more than 5,600 hotel rooms and countless entertainment options. A new interior wing added approximately 50,000 square feet of meeting room and pre-function space, taking the venue’s total leasable space from 550,000 square feet to 600,000 square feet; increased total meeting spaces from 41 to 55; and included two 10,000-square-foot spaces, each divisible into 19 configurations.
The expansion also features a public art component, illustrating the energy and vitality of the city and complementing the Charlotte Convention Center’s commitment to showcasing the work of local artists.