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 57 G E O R G I A Peachtree City Venues • Crowne Plaza Atlanta SW - Peachtree City: 63,000 square feet of meeting space; 5,000-square-foot ballroom; IACC-certified meeting rooms; 233 guest rooms • Peachtree City Hotel & Conference Center: 30,000 square feet of meeting space; IACC-certified conference center; 250 guest rooms and suites • Atlanta Regional Airport - Peachtree City Falcon Field: 15,500 square feet of meeting space; airplane hangar can accommo- date up to 400; main lobby can play host to 100 • The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater: 2,500-seat amphitheater (See breakout spotlight on this page 58 for more information.) Sandy Springs The Atlanta metro northside city of Sandy Springs shares a bank of the Chattahoochee River and contains three Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area park units and trails. The small city has some 20 hotels with more than 2,800 hotel rooms and more than 50,000 square feet of meeting space, much of it at the 372-room Westin Atlanta Perimeter North and the 296-room Wyn- dham Atlanta Galleria. Sandy Springs also boasts more than 100 restaurants. Augusta The city most famous for the Masters Golf Tournament has plenty of other assets and attractions to appeal to meeting planners. The city's hotel inventory is expanding, according to Augusta CVB sources. The Hampton Inn and Suites – Augusta Washington Road recently opened next to I-20 and close to Augusta National Golf Course. A new 130-room downtown Courtyard by Marriott is being built and will be connected by its parking deck to the convention center via pedestrian bridge. And a new, limited-service business-class Hyatt House Augusta is expected to open its doors in fall 2018, offering approximately 100 rooms. The largest and most prominent hotel in Au- gusta is the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, which was renovated in 2016. Altogether, Augusta boasts 5,500 total sleep- ing rooms and the area offers many unique off-site event venues. The old Medical College of Georgia; the historic Enterprise Mill Events Center; a vintage fire station; and Sacred Heart Cultural Center, a renovated former Catholic church with 94 extraordinary stained-glass windows, are among those suggested by the Augusta CVB. Performing arts is another Augusta jewel. The historic Imperial Theatre is home to The Au- gusta Players theater company. Groups can also enjoy performances by the Symphony Orchestra Augusta and the Augusta Choral Society as well as improv at Le Chat Noir. Augusta Venues: • Augusta Convention Center: 100,000 square feet of meeting space; 38,000 square feet of exhibit space • Augusta Marriott at the Convention ► 400,000 total square feet | 150,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall | 40,000 sq. ft. ballroom 32 meeting rooms | 3 executive board rooms | 90,000 sq. ft. of pre-function space 17 covered loading docks | 2,000 surface parking spaces | 8,500 hotel rooms in vicinity Hotels on campus | 2-minute ride from airport Enjoy your meeting. Where business meets with pleasure. You're best at your business when you enjoy where you are. See for yourself why business people from around the world choose the GICC for meetings and trade events.

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