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New Portsmouth Harbor Events Center to Open May 2010

71 Spit Brook Road, Suite 401
Nashua, NH 03060

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New Portsmouth Harbor Events Center to Open May 2010

Portsmouth, NH, January 26, 2010 – The new Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center located at Portwalk Place in Portsmouth, New Hampshire is pleased to announce its planned opening in May 2010. The Center will be a full service conference and event facility offering prefunction and event space for corporate and private functions. Construction began on the facility in July 2009 and the state-of-the-art facility will open in May 2010 in time for the busy summer season.

The Event Center will offer a creative catering menu, dedicated event coordinator and professional wait staff to attend to guest’s every need. The stylish urban décor with custom high-end finishes will create the perfect atmosphere for productive business meetings or elegant social occasions from the smallest gathering to groups of 300. The space features oversized windows that fill the flexible function rooms with natural light and professionally landscaped terraces for outside gatherings.

The Event Center is part of Portwalk, a planned pedestrian friendly integrated urban development featuring boutique shops, cafés, luxury residences and a Residence Inn by Marriott Hotel. Located in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, guests can easily walk to local shops, museums, parks and numerous restaurants. Hotel accommodations are conveniently available at nearby hotels for Event Center guests. The adjacent Hilton Garden Inn offers 131 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and Portwalk’s new Residence Inn by Marriott, which is scheduled to open June 2010, will offer 128 eco-friendly spacious suites. Both hotels offer Wi-Fi, luxury bedding, indoor pool & fitness centers.

The Event Center is striving to be the first LEED certified facility in the greater seacoast area, making it the perfect choice for Government-related conferences that require being hosted in a LEED Certified facility, or for guests who are looking for an environmentally friendly venue. Regional & recycled materials are used in construction and incorporate environmentally beneficial strategies such as the use of white roofing, deploying water efficient landscaping, and promoting alternate transportation. The new event facility plans to reduce water usage by 30%, utilize optimized energy management systems, provide enhanced indoor air quality and ventilation, and utilize “Green Cleaning” practices, benefiting both its guests and the environment.

Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center, along with the Residence Inn by Marriott and the Hilton Garden Inn, have easy access from 3 major airports allowing guests to arrive hassle-free. While in Portsmouth, access to Boston, Massachusetts and Portland, Maine are under an hour’s drive. Shopping outlets in Kittery, Maine are a quick 10 minute drive.

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About Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center
Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center features a convenient downtown Portsmouth location, and 4,300 square feet of conference and event space. Construction and systems have been designed with full intention of acquiring the coveted LEED certification. The Event Center’s opening is slated to create at least 8 full time positions, and upwards of 20 part time positions.

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