Boise Centre, Idaho’s premier convention venue, recently finished a three-year expansion project that added 36,000 square feet of meeting and event space in an effort to accommodate larger regional and national conventions and multiple events simultaneously. In total Boise Centre now offers 31 meeting rooms and 86,000 square feet of highly flexible space all featuring a modern and contemporary design.
On the heels of completion in early June, Boise Centre welcomed 1,500 public health officials to the Annual Conference of the Conference of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE). Registrants included representatives from the U.S. and several countries from including, China, India and Sudan. Beverly Christner, Senior Director of Operations, CSTE applauded Boise Centre’s expansion by saying, “We have heard only positive comments on the accommodations at Boise Centre and the friendliness of its staff.”
“It has been exciting to see our expansion in use right away, with 1,500 delegates CSTE is the largest multi-day convention in Boise Centre’s 27-year history,” said Pat Rice, executive director of Boise Centre. “With the proven capability to accommodate conventions with over 1,000 attendees, we look forward to welcoming more national and international events of this size in the future.”
New spaces added during the expansion include a 14,000 square-foot ballroom with a spacious two-story glass enclosed lobby overlooking the city’s civic plaza and fountain, nine additional meeting rooms and a concourse to provide attendees convenient access between spaces. Many of the newly added rooms feature beautiful views of the nearby Boise Foothills or city skyline.
Custom chandeliers crafted from hand blown Italian glass were chosen for an artistic features in the new ballroom and two lobby spaces. A second 6,000 square-foot commercial kitchen was added during the expansion to serve a growing number of events and guests. High-efficiency lighting, a new sound system and wireless internet were installed in the expanded areas.