AUG 2017

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McAllen McAllen CVB P. O. Box 790 (78505-0790) 1200 Ash Ave. (78501) Phone: (956) 682-2871 Fax: (956) 631-8571 Contact: Trisha Watts, Comm. Dir./Conv. Sales Mgr. Robert Lopez, Conv. Sales Dir., Sports Comm. Dir. E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 7,440 Largest Room Block: 3,000 City Population: 150,000 Area Population: 800,000 Services: Personalized services unique to your event needs. We make you the hero. Contact the bureau or go online for a meeting planner's guide. www.visit Comments: 174,000-square-foot conven- tion center. McAllen is known for excellent Nearby world-class beaches. McAllen Convention Center P. O. Box 220 (78505-0220) 700 Convention Center Blvd. (78501) Phone: (956) 681-3894 Fax: (956) 681-3840 Mtg. Rms: 16 /Total Sq. Ft: 174,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 60,818 Cap. Mtg: 950 /Cap. Bnqt: 2,000 10' x 10' Booths: 245 Cap. of Theater: 1,776 Embassy Suites McAllen 1800 S Second St. (78503) Phone: (956) 686-3000 Fax: (956) 631-8362 Suites: 262 Mtg. Rms: 4 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 4,160 Cap. Mtg: 350 /Cap. Bnqt: 350 Total Sq. Ft: 4,160 McKinney McKinney CVB 200 W Virginia (75069) Phone: (214) 544-1407 Toll Free: (888) 649-8499 Fax: (972) 542-6341 Contact: Dee-dee Guerra, Exec. Director/Corp. Sales Vanesa Rhodes, Sales Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 1260 Largest Room Block: 150 City Population: 169,000 Area Population: 6,000,000 Services: Bid proposals/invitations, site visits, delegate packets/information booth, registration assistance, welcome speeches, programming options, speaker Comments: McKinney offers meeting friendliness of this historic city just 30 miles from Dallas. A new conference cen- ter hotel also available. Mesquite Mesquite CVB P. O. Box 850137 (75185-0137) 757 N Galloway Ave. (75149) Phone: (972) 204-4925 Fax: (972) 204-4926 Metro Area Rooms: 1,700 Largest Room Block: 110 City Population: 135,000 Area Population: 5,200,000 Fairfield Inn & Suites Dallas Mesquite 4020 Towne Crossing Blvd. (75150) Phone: (972) 686-8286 Guest Rooms: 80 /Suites: 8 Midland VisitMidland 303 W Wall St., Suite 200 (79701) Phone: (432) 683-3381 Toll Free: (800) 624-6435 Fax: (432) 686-3556 Contact: Stephanie Martin, Director Brad Barnett, E-Mail: Website: Cap. Mtg: 3,500 Metro Area Rooms: 4,800 Largest Room Block: 2,700 City Population: 135,000 Area Population: 250,000 Services: Personalized planning assis- tance; name badges; on-site inspections; complimentary downtown parking; prepare/present hotel bid packages; assist with registration, spouse activities, transportation coordination, decorations, Comments: 185,000 square feet total meeting space, unique venues of all sizes, wide variety of top-notch caterers, enter- friendly West Texas hospitality! Petroleum Museum, Museum of the Southwest, AA Professional baseball, Haley Library, George W. Bush historical home, festivals DoubleTree by Hilton Midland Plaza 117 W Wall St. (79701) Phone: (432) 683-6131 Fax: (432) 683-0958 Guest Rooms: 256 /Suites: 6 Mtg. Rms: 11 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 6,048 Cap. Mtg: 450 /Cap. Bnqt: 350 Total Sq. Ft: 11,000 Mineral Wells Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce P. O. Box 1408 (76068) 511 E Hubbard (76067) Phone: (940) 325-2557 Fax: (940) 328-0850 Metro Area Rooms: 405 City Population: 17,000 Area Population: 38,000 New Braunfels New Braunfels CVB P. O. Box 311417 (78131) Phone: (830) 625-2385 Fax: (830) 625-7918 Metro Area Rooms: 2,200 Largest Room Block: 600 City Population: 41,000 Area Population: 82,000 Odessa Odessa CVB 700 N Grant, Suite 200 (79761) Phone: (432) 333-7871 Fax: (432) 333-7858 Contact: Amanda Johnson, State Assn. Specialist Lawanna Lambert, Director E-Mail: Website: Facebook: OdessaCVB Twitter: @OdessaCVB Pinterest: conventio/pins YouTube: OdessaCVB Metro Area Rooms: 3,889 Largest Room Block: 1,500 City Population: 140,000 Area Population: 300,000 Services: Odessa is home to some of the friendliest folks you will ever meet The Odessa CVB is committed to helping Odessa team specializes in securing affordable hotel rates; hassle free event planning; registration assistance; welcome - tance with transportation coordination; Comments: big city entertainment at our world-class Wagner Noel Performing Arts center, take a step back in time at the renowned Globe Theatre, or tour the Presidential Museum into the lives of our past presidents. With beautiful accommodations, over 300,000 the best BBQ in the state, Odessa is the destination to enjoy the best of culture SEE AD ON PG. 105 Palestine Palestine CVB 825 Spring St. (75801) Phone: (903) 723-3014 Toll Free: (800) 659-3484 Fax: (903) 729-6067 Contact: Mary Raum, Tourism Mktg. Mgr. Victoria Minton, Event Coord. E-Mail: Website: Facebook: visitpalestinetx Metro Area Rooms: 525 Largest Room Block: 425 City Population: 18,500 Area Population: 48,000 Services: Coordination of accommoda- - pitality services for conventions, reunions, concerts. 5,300-square-foot multipurpose Comments: Centrally located between Waco, Palestine is home to the Texas graced with stately homes, gorgeous sce- Paris Paris Visitors & Convention Council Eight W Plaza (75460) Phone: (903) 784-2501 Toll Free: (800) PARIS TX Fax: (903) 784-2158 Contact: Becky Semple, Tourism Dir. Drew Ruthart, Sales/Mktg. Dir. E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 821 Largest Room Block: 775 City Population: 26,000 Area Population: 50,000 Services: Several great meeting places including Love Civic Center that can accommodate large or small groups for family gatherings. Trolly to Paris-great for transporting guests; bike rentals available. Comments: Our 65-foot Eiffel Tower is illuminated with colored LED lights that change colors and light up the skies- Come experience Paris without leaving Texas! Plus lots of Historic points of inter- est. Located in the middle of the NETT (Northeast Texas Trail.) Bonjour Y'all! Pasadena Pasadena Convention Center 7902 Fairmont Pkwy. (77507) Phone: (281) 487-4331 Fax: (281) 487-1739 Contact: Jordy Tollett, Director Melissa Clark, Mgr. of Sales/Events E-Mail: Website: www.pasadena Facebook: www.facebook. com/pages/The-Pasadena- Convention-Center-and-municipal- Fairgrounds/283970753898?ref=h1 Mtg. Rms: 8 /Total Sq. Ft: 21,007 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 18,720 Cap. Mtg: 2,400 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,300 10' x 10' Booths: 111 Arena Cap: 4,000 Description: Pasadena Convention Center: 21,007 square feet, capable of 8 separate meeting rooms. Fairgrounds: suites. Campbell Hall: 16,000 square feet, FFA pavilio Comments: The Pasadena Convention ideal venue for your successful event. service are our trademark! Pearland Pearland CVB 11200 Broadway St., Suite 1390 (77584) Phone: (281) 997-5970 Fax: (713) 436-5017 Contact: Kim Sinistore, Exec. Dir. E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 884 City Population: 108,000 Area Population: 130,000 Services: Bureau is here to assist planners with arranging meetings, board retreats, con- ferences, corporate travel, golf outings, team building, etc... Comments: Pearland, "Perfect Pick"... to Houston, NRG Stadium, Texas Medical Hilton Garden Inn - Pearland 12101 Shadow Creek Pkwy. Pearland (77584) Phone: (713) 340-0110 Fax: (713) 340-0140 Guest Rooms: 137 /Suites: 15 Mtg. Rms: 9 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 5,000 Cap. Mtg: 500 /Cap. Bnqt: 350 Total Sq. Ft: 9,500 Plano Visit Plano P. O. Box 860358 (75086) 7600 Windrose Ave., Suite #110 (75024) Phone: (972) 941-5840 Toll Free: (800) 81-PLANO Contact: Mark Thompson, CMP, Director E-Mail: Website: Facebook: Twitter: @visitplano Metro Area Rooms: 5,400 Largest Room Block: 2,500 City Population: 272,000 Area Population: 5,800,000 Services: Central housing, event plan- ning, registration assistance, computer- ized name badges, tour planning, spouse assistance. Comments: Just north of Dallas, Plano offers 5,400 guest rooms, over 800 such as the Plano Balloon Festival in development. Texas ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ 2 0 1 7 / 2 0 1 8 M E E T I N G S I T E S G U I D E w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 104

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