Ekyll Island Convention Center to continue partnership with ASM Global through 2029
ASM Global has won the renewal of management of the Jekyll Island Convention Center (JICC) in Jekyll Island, Georgia. ASM Global, which oversees the largest portfolio of convention centers in the U.S. and internationally, has operated the venue since its opening in May 2012.
The Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) board approved the management term extension for an additional five years with an option for an additional five-year renewal after that at the discretion of the JIA. The continued partnership solidifies ASM Global’s commitment to delivering exceptional experiences and ushering in a new era of innovation for JICC.
“Our longstanding partnership with ASM Global has been instrumental to the successes of the Jekyll Island Convention Center since its opening more than a decade ago,” said Mark Williams, JIA executive director. “ASM Global’s exceptional service and consistent performance have played a pivotal role in the center’s recognition as a top venue both within the state and along the southeastern coast. We believe this continued partnership reaffirms our commitment to excellence in serving our business and leisure visitors.”
The only oceanfront convention center on the East Coast south of New Jersey, JICC is the cornerstone of business and entertainment events in the region, offering over 128,000 square feet of flexible event space with a 45,000-square-foot ballroom, 11 meeting rooms, full in-house catering by SAVOR, in-house A/V service and spectacular coastal views.
A Silver LEED-certified venue, JICC is a showcase for sustainability, with design and construction centered around the delicate coastal ecosystem and incorporating locally sourced materials, such as shells, sea glass and reclaimed pine. Some of the sustainability features include individual lighting for 90% of the building, a solar-powered water-heating system, innovative water-waste technology, and the use of high-performance and low-emitting materials.
“We thank the Jekyll Island Authority for both their long-term partnership and continued confidence in ASM Global to manage this jewel of convention centers,” said John Page, regional general manager, ASM Global. “I’m extremely proud of our Jekyll team led by Tabitha Mayers and excited for the future as they continue to advance and deliver cutting-edge and innovative services for our clients every day.”