IAAPA, the world’s largest association for the attractions industry, has officially opened its new 22,000 sq.ft. global headquarters in Orlando, Florida.

Located on seven acres, the custom-built headquarters has been designed to support IAAPA members across the globe. The site is home to meeting rooms, event space and workstations. An outdoor kitchen and spacious patio cater for al fresco dining and socialising, while overlooking the natural landscape.

The exterior of the building boasts a unique wave pattern, designed to reflect the dynamism of the attractions sector. Internally, the building features dramatic artistic elements, including a vibrant mural and ceilings positioned at varying heights.

David Rosenberg, 2019 chairman of the IAAPA Board of Directors and vice president of Monterey Bay Aquarium, commented on the new headquarters: “We are thrilled to begin this next chapter of IAAPA’s history with the completion of this beautiful new building,”

“Orlando is the heart of the attractions industry, and the perfect location for IAAPA. The headquarters will serve as the place for industry professionals to come together, to work, and to collaborate.  It is also perfectly positioned to support the association’s global operations,” Rosenberg continued.

Hal McEvoy, president and CEO, IAAPA, said: “We are incredibly proud to officially call Orlando home and welcome members from all over the world.

“We look forward to engaging and collaborating with members when they are in town and continuing to serve the global attractions industry. This building is the result of three years of hard work and teamwork with our members and many community partners and organisations, who came together to create this amazing space,” McEvoy added.

Worldwide, IAAPA employs 73 people. Around 50 team members are based in Orlando, Florida.