Friday, March 28, 2014

Wildwoods Convention Center Named Among Facilities Magazine’s Prime Site Award Winners

The Wildwoods Convention Center receives
recognition for its state-of-the-art facilities and services


The Wildwoods Convention Center has received a major honor from one of the country’s most popular convention magazines – Facilities Magazine – as the venue was named a recipient of the publication’s prestigious ‘Prime Site’ Award. The Convention Center received the same award in 2011.

The venue was selected for its unique location overlooking the sandy-white Wildwoods beaches combined with the facility’s spacious exhibit halls and flexible amenities.

The Prime Site award is given to only the top convention centers that serve the meeting industry. The criteria for the award are marketability, accessibility, quality and customer service. The Wildwoods Convention Center is one of 29 SMG-managed convention centers to receive this award this year.

“The Wildwoods Convention Center is one of the Northeast’s top venues for meetings, conventions, concerts and events – and this accolade helps demonstrate that,” said John Siciliano, Executive Director for the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority. “Receiving this award once again is a credit to all of the people who work tirelessly at the convention center to provide the very best service to each and every person that steps foot inside our doors,” he added.

Click here to view Facilities & Destinations SuperBook to see a full list of winners.

Facilities Media Group has been the leading news source for professional planners of conventions, meetings, entertainment and other special events for 25 years. Their top publications, Facilities & Destinations, and Facilities & Event Management have provided insight in the industry with interviews of key industry professionals.

Located within a day’s drive of one-third of America’s population, the Wildwoods Convention Center is a modern, state-of-the-art, 260,000-square-foot venue located directly on the beach in beautiful Wildwood, New Jersey. Situated on the world-famous Wildwoods Boardwalk, the Convention Center’s unique blend of flexible space, style and fun make it the Northeast’s top location for meetings, conventions, trade shows, concerts and events.

For more information about the Wildwoods Convention Center, visit or call 800-992-9732.
About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority
The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions.

The Wildwoods’ Morey’s Piers was named in 2014 among the Top 10 Piers by Coastal Living. In 2013 the Wildwoods were also recognized as one of the Most Awesome Boardwalks in America by; as the Favorite Shore Town by Delaware County Daily Times readers; as the Favorite Beach and Boardwalk by readers; the Top Family-Friendly Beach Town by; and as One of America’s Top 10 U.S. Tourist Towns by families voting in FamilyFun magazine. They were also named “Best Beaches in New Jersey” in the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 Top Ten New Jersey Beaches public survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Wildwoods’ beaches were also named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Events,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Day Trips” in the same surveys. The Wildwoods were named #1 Boardwalk in the nation by in 2012; and Smarter Travel also named the Wildwoods Boardwalk, one of “Americas Best Boardwalks.” The 2012 list of “15 Destinations on the Rise” for TripAdvisor included the Wildwoods, and voted the Wildwoods one of “Americas Top 10 Scenic Seasides of the Summer.” In addition, the Wildwoods were voted “Best Town” in the 2009 and 2011 PHL-17 Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest; and were one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for two years in a row.

The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods. Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Beach Monster Mash Truck Races, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Friday Night Fireworks, the New Jersey State Barbeque Championships and Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others.

For more information about the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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