Development Moves Forward for IACC Centre

23rd Sep 2003

Jay Oxford, general manager of the Hilton (NYSE:HLT) Long Beach, is proud to announce that plans have moved forward with development of a $5 million Executive Meeting Center (EMC) at this premier full-service hotel in Southern Los Angeles County. This dedicated small-to-medium-sized meeting facility has received provisional approval from the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) and is anticipated to open in early 2004.
With 12,000 sq. ft. of diverse and specialized meeting space, the Hilton Long Beach and Executive Meeting Center will be custom-built to meet all IACC specifications. Each of the 12 meeting rooms in the EMC will offer unobstructed views and will be specially equipped with ergonomic chairs, customized lighting, non-glare tables, acoustical treatments, T-4 high-speed Internet availability and individual climate controls to provide the ideal environment for a productive meeting. This facility also features a spacious dining area and a business center that exclusively cater to the needs of Executive Meeting Center guests.
The is one of a growing number of IACC meeting facilities in the Western U.S. and offers convenient airport access for out-of-town conference attendees to Los Angeles International and Orange County/John Wayne International airports (both 30 minutes) and Long Beach Municipal Airport (15 minutes).
“We encourage companies, associations, meeting planners and professional trainers to take a look at this new approach to the typical meeting environment in a great Southern California location,” said Jay Oxford. “The three all-inclusive meeting packages that will be offered at the Hilton Long Beach and Executive Meeting Center make meeting planning easy, so that you can concentrate on the business of your board meeting, strategy session or educational/training program.”
The three meetings packages at the Executive Meeting Center will offer three specific meeting packages: Complete Meeting Package (CMP); Modified Meeting Package (MMP) and a Day Meeting Package (DMP). All the packages include: a dedicated Conference Planner, 24-hour basis conference rooms, continuous refreshment breaks, full-American breakfast buffets, hot and cold luncheon buffets, business and concierge services, an inclusive audiovisual package, hotel recreational services and overnight parking. Complete and Modified packages also include deluxe guest rooms, and the Complete Package also provides all dinner meals in the EMC private dining room.
The Hilton Long Beach and Executive Meeting Center is part of a portfolio of approximately 20 hotels within the Hilton Family that currently operate or have IACC Conference Center facilities under development. These hotels, which operate under the Hilton, Doubletree(R) and Embassy Suites Hotels(R) brand names, are located in strategic locations in major cities across the United States. Overnight guests and meeting planners alike also can benefit from the rewards of the award-winning Hilton HHonors(R) program for every qualifying hotel stay or meeting. Hilton HHonors is the only hotel program that allows any of its members to reap Double Dip(R) earnings by simultaneously accumulating both airline miles and hotel points with each qualifying stay.
The Hilton Long Beach and Executive Meeting Center is located off the Downtown/Broadway exit of the Long Beach Freeway at 701 West Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90831
The International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) is a not-for-profit, facilities-based organization founded in 1981 to promote a greater awareness and understanding of the unique features of conference centers around the world. IACC`s Universal Criteria is designed to ensure superior quality in all facilities and the services offered. Visit the organization`s website at
Located in the fifth largest city in California, Hilton Long Beach is located in the heart of a vibrant, seaside community just four blocks from the city`s 334,000 square foot Convention & Entertainment Center. The hotel features 393 rooms with contemporary furnishings, a full-service upscale restaurant, a 4,500 square-foot fitness facility, a full-service business center and much more. Executive Floor accommodations and suites with upgraded amenities and services, including high-speed Internet access, also are available.
A complimentary shuttle bus adjacent to the Hilton leads to such well-known Long Beach attractions as the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Queen Mary, Shoreline Village, Catalina Express(R), the Carnival Cruise(R) terminal and the Pine Avenue Dining and Entertainment District. Downtown Los Angeles, Disneyland(R), Knott`s Berry Farm(R) and scenic Pacific Coast beaches are just a short drive away.
For more information about the Hilton Long Beach or to book a meeting at the Executive Meeting Center, visit the hotel`s website at or contact the hotel directly at 562-983-3400.



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