Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio has announced the opening of its newly expanded convention center, marking the completion of a $22 million, 10-month renovation. The 120,000-square-foot addition more than doubles the size of the previous convention center, bringing the total square footage to 215,000 and making the Kalahari Resort – Sandusky the only under-one-roof complex in the Midwest to offer a convention center and hotel of such scope.
The new addition includes a 38,000-square-foot grand ballroom/expo center, a 12,000-square-foot junior ballroom, 14 meeting rooms, a 4,000-square-foot themed outdoor plaza connected to an indoor ballroom and 30,000 square feet of pre-function space.
Kalahari’s newest space can now accommodate 5,200 conference attendees as compared to 2,200 at the original convention center.
The venue now features interactive whiteboards, video conferencing options, acoustical sound systems, HD-quality projectors and formatted screens, advanced lighting control systems, digital signage, and electronically lockable built-in bars and registration areas.