Long Beach Grand Event Center Undergoes $1/2 Million Remodel
2011-02-22 · By Editor
Choura Events, Long Beach’s only integrated events company, has transformed its premier venue, The Grand Event Center, to a rich and refreshing environment following a January 2011 remodel. The remodel was prompted by an increase in event business in Long Beach. An anticipated 40% increase in event and hospitality dollars is estimated to be spent in Long Beach in 2013. The Grand is Long Beach’s premier, and long-standing, venue of choice for a wide cross-section of events across Southern California and the remodel provides a new, cost-efficient opportunity for the influx of events.
Don Foster of Canvas Back Design helped to craft the new landscape in each of the main rooms: the Grand Ballroom, the Palm Terrace, the Catalina Room, the Board Room, and the Pacific Room. Major updates to the rooms, which have not occurred since 2008, included new carpet, stone work, valances, lighting and paint. The Palm Terrace is currently undergoing additional upgrades including fire pits, water features, cabana-style areas with lounge furniture and foliage.
“The $500,000 remodeling investment ensures clients feel they are in a state-of-the-art facility and provides our company with a competitive wedding and group event center alternative to the pricier water-front options in Long Beach,” said Ryan Choura, CEO of Choura Events. “The new ambiance creates an exhilarating experience unlike the ‘typical’ event space you see in boutique venues. And with our menus and head Chef Ryan McIntyre continuing to receive excellent reviews, Choura Events can provide the area’s only fully integrated experience from premier venue management to rentals and catering.”
About Choura Events
Choura Events is the only company in Southern California to combine all the essentials of successful and memorable events into one versatile operation. That includes: expert planning, stylish design, gourmet catering, personalized service, a diverse rental inventory and a wide range of stimulating venues. Choura employs the smartest, most savvy event professionals, who each exhibit a flair for the extraordinary and embrace a culture of creativity and passion. In 2009, Choura Events celebrated 40 years of service in the hospitality industry. To learn more, please visit www.Choura.us.