Renderings of Camarillo Conference Center.

Renderings of Camarillo Conference Center.

Construction has begun on the Mian Plaza and Conference Center of Camarillo across from the Camarillo Premium Outlets. The Spanish colonial revival-style project on the corner of Las Posas Road near the 101 on-ramp, will feature hotels, restaurants and meeting spaces upon completion in 2022.

Mian Development Corp., the Dallas real estate development firm whose founder, T.M. Mian, resides in Camarillo, is spearheading the project, to be built on parcels purchased by the city of Camarillo a decade ago.

Camarillo has long discussed the possibility of building such a complex, hoping to capitalize on local demand for meeting space and overflow business traffic from the western San Fernando Valley and Ventura County as well as usage by California State University – Channel Islands for academic conferences and scholastic events.

“The city has wanted a conference center for some time, because the Camarillo market has always been heavy on business travel, with so many technology and biomedical companies headquartered along the 101 freeway corridor,” Bruce Baltin, senior vice president in the L.A. office of hospitality consultancy PKF Consulting, told the Business Journal in 2015.

Among the Mian Plaza’s promises: a 122-room Home2 Suites by Hilton and a four-story, 155-room Embassy Suites with swimming pool, restaurant and 17,500 square-foot, 750-seat conference center. An adjacent parking lot will accommodate more than 650 parking spaces

Mian Development also erected the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton in neighboring Oxnard.