AUG 2017

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Albany Albany CVB 112 N Front St. (31701) Phone: (229) 317-4760, ext. 301 Toll Free: (866) 750-0840 Fax: (229) 317-4765 Contact: Rashelle Beasley, CVB Dir. Katie Hughes, Sales Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 2,300 City Population: 77,000 Area Population: 164,000 Services: CVB can supply specifics on Albany's meeting, lodging dining facili- right person or property to handle meeting needs. Comments: Super meeting facilities for 10 to 2,500, fine lodging accommodations, genuine local restaurants, reasonable rates, museums, RiverQuarium, wild ani- opportunities. Merry Acres of Albany 1500 Dawson Road (31707) Phone: (229) 435-7721 Fax: (229) 439-9386 Guest Rooms: 110 /Suites: 5 Mtg. Rms: 10 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 3,844 Cap. Mtg: 400 /Cap. Bnqt: 300 Total Sq. Ft: 7,500 Americus Best Western Plus Windsor Hotel 125 W Lamar St. (31709) Phone: (229) 924-1555 Fax: (229) 928-0533 Guest Rooms: 53 /Suites: 8 Mtg. Rms: 4 /Total Sq. Ft: 3,700 Cap. Mtg: 250 /Cap. Bnqt: 150 Athens Athens CVB 300 N Thomas St. (30601) Phone: (706) 357-4430 Toll Free: (800) 653-0603 Fax: (706) 546-8040 Contact: Chuck Jones, Director Missy Brandt Wilson, Dir. of Sales E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 2,530 Largest Room Block: 1,371 City Population: 124,707 Area Population: 202,256 Services: Complimentary convention planning services are our specialty, from Comments: Athens' Southern heritage contemporary entertainment draw record attendance levels. The Classic Center hosts groups up to 6,000—steps from The Classic Center 300 N Thomas St. (30601) Phone: (706) 208-0900 Toll Free: (800) 918-6393 Fax: (706) 548-0870 Contact: Maureen Baker, Dir. of Sales E-Mail: Website: Mtg. Rms: 29 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 54,025 Cap. Mtg: 6,000 /Cap. Bnqt: 3,000 10' x 10' Booths: 275 Arena Cap: 6,000 Cap. of Theater: 2,100 Description: The Classic Center's latest expansion includes a 54,025-square-foot exhibit hall, 8,000-square-foot n. Comments: Located in Athens, Georgia, The Classic Center is a multi-use confer- hosting conventions, confer- ences, meetings, weddings, University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel 1197 S Lumpkin St. Phone: (706) 542-2654 Toll Free: (800) 488-7827 Fax: (706) 542-6630 Contact: Elizabeth J. Hovell, Dept. Head, Sales E-Mail: elizabeth.hovell@ Website: www.georgiacenter. Guest Rooms: 200 Mtg. Rms: 24 Total Sq. Ft: 38,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 16,000 Cap. Mtg: 600 Cap. Bnqt: 450 10' x 10' Booths: 20 Cap. of Theater: 200 Description: UGA's pur- center, 200 hotel rooms, meeting accommodations for 600+ with ergonomic chairs, complimentary WiFi, on-site dining on a 750-acre campus. Competitively priced. Comments: Designed with education in mind, the "Georgia Center's" profession- meet your needs. Hotel, meet- Atlanta Georgia Department of Economic Development 75 Fifth St., NW, Suite 1200 (30308) Technology Square Phone: (404) 962-4000, ext. 4114 Fax: (404) 962-4093 Cobb Travel & Tourism One Galleria Pkwy., Suite 1A2A (30339) Phone: (678) 303-2622 Toll Free: (800) 451-3480 Fax: (678) 303-2625 Contact: Chris Colbert, Dir. of Trade Show Sales Dianne Lovett, National Sales Mgr. - Professional/Group Business E-Mail: Website: Facebook: travelandtourism Twitter: @travelcobb YouTube: Metro Area Rooms: 13,500 Area Population: 717,190 Services: single source for meeting planners. From major trade shows to sports tournaments to small meetings, Cobb County is your sweet spot for a successful event. Located just minutes northwest of Atlanta, Cobb - to make your visit an inspiring experience for you. Comments: Cobb County is Atlanta's sweet spot: Charming. Delightful. And alive with personality. Whether you're on vacation or here for business, you'll discover a place where hospitality comes - sure is all yours. Follow us, Explore Gwinnett 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Suite 200 Duluth (30097) Phone: (770) 814-6048 Fax: (770) 623-1667 Metro Area Rooms: 11,000 Georgia 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 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 39

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