King Felipe VI has announced that the U.S-Spain Council International Summit will officially be held in St. Augustine in September 2015. King Felipe VI announced the news at this year’s Summit in Marbella, Spain.
St. Augustine officials have been speculating for months about whether or not the king will be in attendance for next year’s 450th year celebration in St. Augustine. The announcement of the International Summit being held in St. Augustine has significantly increased the chances that King Felipe and his wife Queen Letizia will be making a trip to the nation’s oldest city. King Felipe has been in attendance to all the International Summits, even when his title was the Spanish Crown Prince of Bourbon. According to current mayor Joe Boles, St Augustine will be the smallest city ever to host the council.
Created in 1997, the purpose of the summit between these “partners, allies and friends” is to bring together corporate leaders, government officials and leaders in the educational and cultural fields to promote better relations between the two countries, stimulate international trade and investment and spread more knowledge to enhance mutual images. (paragraph via www.staugustine.com)
St. Augustine will likely play host to many guests of significant international importance. The budget for the city to host the 450th celebration has recently been set at just under 1 million dollars. This money will contribute to the planning process, city improvements, and of course hosting special events. Next year’s event will be one for the record books and you truly will not want to miss out. Reservations are available now at Carriage Way. Don’t miss you chance to celebrate the birthday of the nation's oldest city!