ConventionSouth

OCT 2017

ConventionSouth magazine is the leading resource for meeting planners who book all types of events, conventions, conferences and group travel in the south.

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 34 NEW & RENOVATED Sites In The South! Sponsored Content VisitGreenvilleSC (VGSC), we are increasing our focus on groups and meeting business. It's easy to see why The New York Times recently named Greenville on its infamous list of "52 Places to Go (In the World) in 2017" – our convenient Southeast location and tremendous variety of venues, facilities, accommodations and restaurants are making us one of the hottest emerging travel (and meeting!) destinations of the year. 2017 has brought significant growth, with many newly opened hotels including Aloft Greenville Downtown (featuring the first hotel rooftop terrace in the downtown area), Home2 Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown (the first extended-stay hotel in downtown Greenville), and the full- service Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace (featuring both 1- and 2-bedroom suites). Not only does this new inventory add more than 400 additional hotel rooms to the market, it also equips our local hotel partners to create memorable meeting experiences for corporate and association groups. We make the meeting planner's job easy. Our team of dedicated destination professionals delivers turnkey solutions to planners who don't have time to source multiple properties individually, assisting throughout the RFP and proposal process while partnering with the Greenville hospitality community to build a proposal tailored to the planner's specifications, preferences, and direction. Even after introducing a planner to local suppliers to conduct a site visit or diving into the contracting process, our dedicated Convention Services Manager acts as a consistent contact for both the planner and the VGSC community. We help plan it, promote it and produce it—leaving both planners and attendees happy (maybe that's why our logo is always smiling)…. We listen. Whether it's a planner's first contact or a site-selection committee visiting Greenville, SC, we learn about their needs and carefully select venues, hotels, and services to provide the best package Greenville has to offer. Greenville is not a one-hit wonder— meeting and convention attendees love to come back for business and pleasure! We streamline communication with planners. In addition to utilizing the popular industry tool, Cvent, our team uses the industry leader in DMO technology, Simpleview, integrated with our award-winning website, VisitGreenvilleSC.com/meetings. Get more planning details at Visit GreenvilleSC.com/meetings where you can easily submit an RFP and hear from a member of our team. We're not just any Greenville – we're yeah, THAT Greenville! ■ Greenville, SC: THAT Turnkey Meeting Destination At David Montgomery, Vice President of Sales A seasoned, 24-year hospitality and tourism expert, David has a passion for delivering world-class meeting experiences and loves all things Greenville. VisitGreenvilleSC (864) 421-0000 ext. 104 or (800) 351-7180 ext. 104 dmontgomery@visitgreenvillesc.com www.VisitGreenvilleSC.com Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy

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