ConventionSouth

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 59 G E O R G I A function space; seven meeting rooms; 200 guest rooms; historic luxury oceanfront resort • Villas by the Sea Resort and Confer- ence Center: 9,000 square feet of meeting space; five meeting rooms; 150 one-, two-, or three-bedroom condominium villas St. Marys/ Cumberland Island St. Marys is a small city in the very southern- most corner of coastal Georgia and the gateway to Cumberland Island National Seashore and Crooked River State Park. The upscale 79-room Cumberland Island Inn & Suites near Kings Bay provides 6,200 square feet of meeting space in two rooms. Last year, The St. Marys History Walk opened, offering a 600-foot loop trail with 24 interpretive panels highlighting the city's history, ship build- ing, shrimping, Cumberland Island and military presence. Other attractions include the St. Marys Submarine Museum; St. Marys Peace Garden and the Binational Peace Garden Trail, a section of the Georgia Coast Saltwater Paddle Trail; and the St. Marys Railroad. Ferries transport visitors to Cumberland Island. The island's beach is 22 miles long, dotted with white sand dunes and palm trees, and a band of federally protected wild horses call the island home. The 16-room Greyfield Inn opened on the island in 1962. Columbus The second-largest city in Georgia is serious about business conventions and conferences. Co- lumbus boasts more than 750,000 square feet of meeting space, has four areas designated as meet- ing districts, lists no less than 17 small, unique meeting spaces and offers more than 4,600 hotel rooms. The primary meeting facility is the large Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Cen- ter in the city's Uptown district. The Columbus Civic Center and RiverCenter for the Perform- ing Arts are also significant facilities with con- siderable event space. Unique smaller spaces include RiverMill Event Centre. The Victory district on the Southeastern edge of town has considerable meeting and event space as well as 750 hotel rooms. Columbus's North- lake district boasts more than 1,300 hotel rooms and loads of fine-dining restaurants. The Mid- town district is Columbus State University (CSU) territory, home to the Cunningham Center Con- ference Center (near the Columbus Metropolitan Airport) and 1,600 hotel rooms. The prominent Uptown district has more than 500 hotel rooms and 200,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space, as well as the Uptown entertainment dis- trict nearby. ► The perfect setting and location! InfiniteEnergyCenter.com CHowell-Scott@InfiniteEnergyCenter.com

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