Centerplate Chosen to Serve Ontario's New Niagara Convention & Civic Centre


    
    Leading convention hospitality provider selected to partner with new
    state-of-the-art LEED certified meeting facility




    
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<p>STAMFORD, Conn., <span class="xn-chron">June 7</span> /CNW/ -- Centerplate, the leading hospitality provider to North America's premier convention centers, sports stadiums and entertainment venues, announced today it has been awarded the long-term contract as hospitality partner to the new Niagara Convention & Civic Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario, <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>. The company was selected following a lengthy and competitive review process and will help the facility, currently under construction, to open its doors in 2011.</p>
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<p>As part of its winning proposal, Centerplate created an innovative "Green Heart Menu" of healthy organic and locally-sourced dishes for the Centre. "We are thrilled to be a part of the beginning of this new and exciting facility in Niagara," said <span class="xn-person">Kyle Kandel</span>, Senior Vice President for Convention Centers, Eastern Region for Centerplate. "It provides an opportunity to leverage our vast experience in convention centers and the Centerplate E(3) strategy for Executing Extraordinary Experiences in a spectacular setting."</p>
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<p>The Niagara Convention & Civic Centre is a 280,000 square-foot convention and entertainment facility currently under construction on the banks of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. The LEED certified facility includes an exhibition hall, a grand ballroom, a 1,000-seat performance theatre for concerts and performances, and 26,500 square feet of flexible meeting and event spaces -- requiring a range of menus and concepts for a varied and sophisticated clientele.</p>
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<p>"The selection of Centerplate as our hospitality partner is a critical decision in our planning process. We were looking for an organization with the talent, experience and insights to help support our vision for Niagara," said <span class="xn-person">Kerry Painter</span>, President & General Manager of the Niagara Convention & Civic Centre. "Centerplate's proven mastery of convention center hospitality and tailored approach to guest services are exactly the right fit for building a world-class brand from strategy to delivery."</p>
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<p>Centerplate boasts a portfolio of marquee events for more than 40 convention center clients, with a significant presence in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> including the <span class="xn-location">Vancouver</span> Convention Center, BC Place, and the Allstream Center at Exhibition Place. This announcement comes on the heels of Centerplate's recent long-term contract award to serve as the hospitality partner for Detroit's Cobo Convention Center and its significant presence at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in <span class="xn-location">Vancouver</span>.</p>
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    About Centerplate
    
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<p>Centerplate crafts and delivers "Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results." in 250 prominent sports, entertainment and convention venues across <span class="xn-location">North America</span>. Centerplate has provided services to 12 Super Bowls, 20 World Series, key events for the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, <span class="xn-person">Art Basel</span> <span class="xn-location">Miami</span> Beach, 15 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls and the largest plated dinner in history at the <span class="xn-person">Alpha Kappa</span> Alpha Centennial Celebration. Visit the company online at <a href="http://www.centerplate.com">www.centerplate.com</a>.</p>
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    About The Niagara Convention & Civic Centre
    
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<p>Scheduled to open in <span class="xn-chron">April 2011</span>, the Niagara Convention & Civic Centre is a state-of-the-art LEED certified facility located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, some 500 yards from the Canadian Horseshoe Falls in the fashionable Fallsview Tourist District. Now taking reservations. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.fallsconventions.com">www.fallsconventions.com</a>.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Bob Pascal, +1-917-863-2646, Centerplate, bob.pascal@centerplate.com Web Site: http://www.centerplate.com

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