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Beaumont Beaumont CVB P. O. Box 3827 (77704) 505 Willow St. (77701) Phone: (409) 880-3749 Toll Free: (800) 392-4401 Fax: (409) 880-3750 Contact: Freddie Willard, Dir. of Sales Rebecca Woodland, Conv. Sales Mgr. E-Mail: freddie.willard@beaumont texas.gov Website: www.beaumontcvb.com/ meetings Facebook: www.facebook.com/ visitbeaumonttx Twitter: @visitbeaumonttx Instagram: www.instagram.com/ visitibeaumonttx Metro Area Rooms: 3,740 Largest Room Block: 600 City Population: 116,000 Area Population: 300,000 Services: Beaumont, Texas is ready to serve with an extra portion of southern hospitality seasoned with a splash of on the Texas Gulf Coast, just 90 miles from Houston, Beaumont offers up big accessibility of a small town. Convention centers, meeting venues, hotels, restau- Personalized services and professionalism are a passion and a specialty of the expe- rienced Beaumont CVB Team. Comments: Ford Park Event Center: 94,000 square feet; Beaumont Civic Center Complex: 42,000 square feet; Center: 22,000 square feet, 275 sleep- Beaumont Plaza: 22,000 square feet, 253 sleeping rooms. Ford Park 5115 IH-10 S (77705) Phone: (409) 951-5404 Fax: (409) 951-5429 Contact: Jessica Johnson, Charlie Gibbs, Conv. Sales E-Mail: jessica_johnson@ comcastspectacor.com Website: www.fordpark.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/fordpark Twitter: @fordpark Instagram: www.instagram.com/ fordparkbmt Mtg. Rms: 9 /Total Sq. Ft: 101,800 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 93,000 Cap. Mtg: 4,000 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,500 10' x 10' Booths: 200 Arena Cap: 9,000 Description: Lake Charles, Louisiana, Ford Park is the facility in Southeast Texas! Comments: We're big in size BIG on flavor! Come taste the culinary difference team have to offer. SEE AD ON PG. 97 Bedford Hurst Euless Bedford Chamber of Commerce P. O. Box 969 (76095) 2109 Martin Dr. (76021) Phone: (817) 283-1521 Fax: (817) 267-5111 Metro Area Rooms: 2,029 Largest Room Block: 243 City Population: 145,000 Area Population: 234,103 Big Spring Big Spring CVB 113 E Third St. (79720) Toll Free: (866) 430-7100 Fax: (432) 264-7431 Contact: Debra Wegman, Community Services Dir. Hayley Herrera, Tourism Coord. E-Mail: info@visitbigspring.com Website: www.visitbigspring.com Metro Area Rooms: 1,125 City Population: 25,458 Area Population: 33,524 Services: Both the Dora Roberts Settles provide meeting space to meet the needs of multiple events. Contact the CVB office for information. Comments: Big Spring is located at the 87 in West Texas. It is a great central Brenham Brenham/Washington County Chamber/CVB 314 S Austin St. 115 W Main St. (77833) Phone: (979) 836-3696 Toll Free: (888) BRENHAM Fax: (866) 929-7608 Contact: Courtney Powell, Group Mktg. Coord. E-Mail: visit@brenhamtexas.com Website: www.visitbrenhamtexas.com Metro Area Rooms: 653 Largest Room Block: 275 City Population: 16,000 Area Population: 32,000 Services: planning, room block assistance, welcome step-on-guide available. Comments: An upscale country setting with a historic downtown, renowned the rollin The Barnhill Center 111 W Main St (77833) Phone: (979) 836-6980 Contact: Crystal Locke, Facilitator E-Mail: info@thebarnhillcenter.com Website: www.thebarnhillcenter.com Mtg. Rms: 3 onsite, 6 adjoining Total Sq. Ft: 10,525 Cap. Mtg: 321 /Cap. Bnqt: 220 Cap. of Theater: 321 Comments: We offer our entire historic downtown for your meeting or event. Our - atre is your hub, then you have authentic choices for breakouts or gatherings - vin- tage bus depot, Victorian ballroom, live theatre stage areas, rustic honky tonk, brewery - all become a place to make your event one to remember. We are here be your guide. We are a foodie's dream. Locally made food makes our goodie bags delicious - brands you will recognize as being the best! Brownsville Brownsville CVB, Inc. 650 Ruben M. Torres, Sr. Blvd. (78520) Phone: (956) 546-3721 Toll Free: (800) 626-2639 Fax: (956) 546-3972 Contact: Mariano Ayala, Pres./CEO Felix Espinosa, Jr., Admin. Mgr. E-Mail: brownsvilleinfo@brownsville.org Website: www.brownsville.org Metro Area Rooms: 1,500 Largest Room Block: 500 City Population: 175,494 Area Population: 1,000,000 Services: Promotional materials, site information, spouse programs, transporta- tion arrangements, registration assistance, delegate badges and our famous‚ "Border Buttermilk Reception." Comments: Spend the morning in meet- ings, the afternoon at the Boca Chica restaurant. At Brownsville, business trips feel like a vacation. Call 1-800-626-2639 for information. UTB - Fort Brown Memorial Center 80 Fort Brown 600 International Blvd. (78520) Phone: (956) 882-7945 Fax: (956) 882-7946 Guest Rooms: 4 Mtg. Rms: 4 /Total Sq. Ft: 18,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 10,944 Cap. Mtg: 1,500 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,000 10' x 10' Booths: varies Arena Cap: 2,117 Arts Center at UT-Brownsville / Texas Southmost College 80 Fort Brown (78520) 1800 May St. Phone: (956) 882-7750 Fax: (956) 882-6815 Mtg. Rms: 4 /Total Sq. Ft: 12,555 Cap. Mtg: 300 /Cap. Bnqt: 250 Cap. of Theater: 811 Brownwood Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce P. O. Box 880 (76804) 600 E Depot (76801) Phone: (325) 646-9535 Fax: (325) 643-6686 Contact: Sunni Modawell, Tourism Dir. Ray Tipton, Exec. Dir. E-Mail: tourism@brownwoodchamber.org Website: www.visitbrownwood.com Metro Area Rooms: 300 Largest Room Block: 70 City Population: 20,400 Area Population: 38,870 Services: Assist in coordinating site visits, - quets. Provide "welcome" packets to all registered participants. Arrange for shop- Comments: Meet in the Middle! Centrally meeting spaces, comfortable hotels, sports facilities, Lake Brownwood, hunting, Bryan-College Station Experience Bryan- College Station 1101 University Dr. E, #108 College Station (77840) Phone: (979) 260-9898 Toll Free: (800) 777-8292 Fax: (979) 260-9800 Contact: Mai Perez, Destination Sales Exec. Callie Purser, Destination Sales Exec. E-Mail: mai@experiencebcs.com Website: www.experiencebcs.com/ meetings Metro Area Rooms: 4,179 Largest Room Block: 2,200 City Population: 186,562 Area Population: 209,152 Services: Hotel room block assistance, registration assistance, VIP gifts, name badges, registration bags, promotional Comments: As a finalist as one of the friendliest cities in the U.S., the hospitality you get in Bryan-College Station is top notch. Burnet Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park & Resort 16942 Ranch Road 2341 (78611) Phone: (512) 334-2070 Fax: (512) 334-2069 Guest Rooms: 62 Mtg. Rms: 4 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 2,100 Cap. Mtg: 240 /Cap. Bnqt: 200 Total Sq. Ft: 4,812 Canton Canton Civic Center P. O. Box 665 800 First Monday Lane (75103) Phone: (903) 567-6556 Fax: (903) 567-2923 Mtg. Rms: 1 /Total Sq. Ft: 30,000 Cap. Mtg: 3,000 /Cap. Bnqt: 2,260 10' x 10' Booths: 156 Conroe Conroe CVB 505 W Davis St. (77301) Phone: (936) 522-3500 Fax: (936) 756-6752 Metro Area Rooms: 2,000 Largest Room Block: 500 City Population: 56,000 Area Population: 500,000 Corpus Christi American Bank Center & Selena Auditorium P. O. Box 23040 (78403-3040) 1901 N Shoreline Blvd. (78401) Phone: (361) 826-4700 Fax: (361) 826-4905 Guest Rooms: 8,000 Mtg. Rms: 22 /Total Sq. Ft: 220,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 76,500 Cap. Mtg: 10,500 /Cap. Bnqt: 3,776 10' x 10' Booths: 456 Arena Cap: 10,000 Cap. of Theater: 2,526 Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center 402 Harbor Dr. (78401) Phone: (361) 879-0125 Fax: (361) 879-0565 Contact: Neil Fox, CEM, Area GM Lora Salfi, Dir. of Sales E-Mail: Info@OrtizCenter.com Website: www.ortizcenter.com Mtg. Rms: 10 /Total Sq. Ft: 73,800 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 16,000 Cap. Mtg: 1,200 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,000 10' x 10' Booths: 86 Description: Now offering Comcast Cloud Audio Conferencing up to 500 callers, WebEx services up to 100 attendees, high speed Internet access. Comments: 16-foot floor-to-ceiling win- dows overlooking the Corpus Christi Ship Channel under the spectacular Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge. Contract hotel room rates available with complimentary airport shuttle. 50,000 square feet of open air pavilion space overlooking the harbor. Omni Corpus Christi Hotel 900 N Shoreline (78401) Phone: (361) 887-1600 Toll Free: (800) THE-OMNI Fax: (361) 886-3565 Contact: Ms. Blanche C. Morris, Dir. of Sales E-Mail: bcmorris@omnihotels.com Website: www.omnihotels.com Guest Rooms: 475 /Suites: 29 Mtg. Rms: 12 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 10,050 Cap. Mtg: 1,100 /Cap. Bnqt: 900 Total Sq. Ft: 24,000 On Site: Wireless Internet access, A/V services, 2 restaurants, outdoor pool, indoor racquetball courts, fitness facility, 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 98

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