CAPE CORAL, FL––The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village unveils the completion of its highly anticipated Tarpon Point Ballroom and guest room renovation. Completed ahead of its projected opening date, the Southwest Florida waterfront resort is now home to the largest function space in Cape Coral and begins accommodating groups this month.
The opulent 12,250-square-foot Tarpon Point Ballroom has capacity to host 1,400 guests and can be divided into multiple spaces to accommodate up to six smaller banquet rooms. Increasing the resort’s total function space to 30,000-square-feet, groups can take advantage of a spacious 4,754-square-foot pre-function area and expansive 1,728-square-foot terrace overlooking the Caloosahatchee River estuary.
“The long-awaited Tarpon Point Ballroom comes at an optimal time for the Cape Coral community, as positive economic activity yields an increase in demand for larger, more flexible meetings and events space,” said Michael Tighe, general manager, Westin Cape Coral. “We hope to attract new visitors and increase visibility for the destination as well as offer a venue in which the local community chooses to celebrate memorable events.”
Anticipating an increase in group travel, 30 two-bedroom suites overlooking the marina were converted into one-bedroom suites and single-room units to better accommodate groups, bringing room inventory from 263 to 293. Furthermore, the resort is now in partnership with Offshore Sailing School which now offers exclusive travel packages for sailors-to-be departing from Tarpon Point Marina. With experiential and “bleisure” travel a rising trend, the new Tarpon Point Ballroom, proximity to Marina Village Shops and Tarpon Point Marina will propel the resort to the forefront of Southwest Florida’s leisure and business destinations.
Recently ranked by Forbes as the No. 1 fastest growing city in America, Cape Coral ranks first in population, projected job and output growth. Consequently, the Tarpon Point Ballroom is expected to generate approximately $30 million in economic growth, 15,000 new visitors per year and approximately 33 new year-round, full-time jobs over the next few years.