OCT 2017

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O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 27 ocated riverfront and within the city's walkable River District, the formation of Wilmington's new Convention District is strengthened with the addition of two hotels, several restaurants, a marina and an event pier. A transformation of Wilmington's riverfront has been underway since the opening of the Wilmington Convention Center in 2010. Wilmington's walkable downtown, easy access to more than 200 restaurants, shops and attractions, plus three nearby beaches, all come together to create a meeting location that feels like a vacation. Openings and development in the Convention District include: • Hampton Inn Downtown opened in April • Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront, located adjacent to the Wilmington Convention Center, is scheduled to open Fall 2017 • Additional new properties include the Aloft Hotel and another downtown hotel • Renovations to the Hilton Wilmington Riverside are scheduled to be finished by Spring 2018 • Several new riverfront restaurants in the heart of the Convention District: Blackfinn Ameripub and Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina Check out Wilmington's new website at and view the city and its island beaches through SkyNav™ 3D Tours at 360.wilmington ■ Wilmington, N.C., Promotes New Convention District John W. Sneed II, CHSP, Vice President of Sales and Services John has been in the hospitality industry for nearly 20 years and has worked for several hotels and CVBs, including the Wilmington CVB, since 2009. John, his wife and their four children love outings to Wilmington's natural and historic areas. Wilmington and Beaches CVB (800) 650-9064 L Historic charm combined with modern style and new facilities make Wilmington's new Convention District the perfect meeting spot. With welcoming weather year-round, you'll find the largest convention center on the NC coast and plenty to do in our renewed, walkable River District, while beaches beckon nearby. | 800.650.9064 Meet steps away from our bustling downtown, any time of year NEW & RENOVATED Sites In The South! Sponsored Content

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