OCT 2016

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 6 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 26 Norfolk, Virginia offers everything you'd expect from a modern meeting destination, and so much more. State-of-the-art meeting services and venues inspire collaboration and success, while a world of dining, entertainment and waterfront recreation await right outside the conference room. Discover it all at 1-800-368-3097 NEW & RENOVATED Sites In The South! Sponsored Content Easily accessible and within just a few hours drive of most major cities on the East Coast, Norfolk's expansive meeting venues, burgeoning culinary scene, a brand new arts district, military history and prime waterfront location have added to the increased attention towards this Mid- Atlantic destination. Groups are always searching for a destination that encompasses all of their needs: outstanding facilities, ample (and newly renovated) hotel rooms, convenient transportation options, interesting activities beyond the conference room – and most importantly, a destination that will work with their budget. The riverside destination of Norfolk, Virginia tops the list, with exciting opportunities to match every price point. Within the downtown area, Norfolk has everything from bed & breakfasts to flagship hotels that will suit every budget. The city also offers plenty of event space, complete with the latest in modern audio and visual equipment. In addition to the many hotels throughout Norfolk primed for hosting events, Norfolk also offers many unique meeting venues such as the Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center, Attucks Theatre, The Chrysler Museum of Art & Glass Studio; Norfolk Botanical Garden; Nauticus; onboard Battleship Wisconsin or on one of several harbor cruises as well as at private venues available at many of the city's restaurants. Exploring the city's cosmopolitan dining options, eclectic shopping, diverse cultural events and activities is easy with pedestrian- friendly streets, posted street maps and Virgnia's first light rail system, The Tide. Guests visiting Norfolk can embark on culinary or pub tours, take in a baseball game at Harbor Park, learn to sail or take a glassblowing class at the Chrysler Museum of Art's famous Glass Studio. ■ Norfolk, VA : A Perfect Match Between Affordability And Accessibility Donna Allen, Vice President of Sales & Marketing A proven sales professional with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Donna has worked at a variety of hotels, including resorts and large convention hotels. Visit Norfolk (800) 368-3097 E

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