OCT 2016

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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 30 NEW & RENOVATED Sites In The South! Sponsored Content isitGreenvilleSC is increasing the focus on groups and meeting business. We are adding additional staff members to assist with soliciting and sourcing smaller 1-hotel group programs into Greenville. Our hotel partners in the community are looking for additional group business to help absorb new inventory coming into the market, specifically in the corporate and association markets. Two new hires will start with VisitGreenvilleSC this autumn—to help better meet our constituents' needs! With additional staff to help source smaller group programs, we can provide a turnkey solution to planners who don't have time to source multiple properties individually. We're here to make the planner's job as easy as possible. Greenville is also adding to and renovating meeting properties. The Aloft Greenville Downtown (Greenville's first boutique hotel in the downtown area) and Home2 Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown (the first extended-stay hotel in downtown Greenville) both opened this year and the full-service Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace (featuring both 1- and 2-bedroom suites) will also open this fall. This new inventory brings over 400 additional hotel rooms to the market! We make a meeting planner's job easy. A dedicated VisitGreenvilleSC Sales Manager assists the meeting planner throughout the entire RFP and proposal process. VGSC works with the Greenville hospitality community to build and present a proposal based on their specifications, preferences, and direction. Once site visits are scheduled or site selection decisions are made, suppliers are introduced to planners for contracting. A dedicated Convention Services Manager rounds out the team as a consistent contact for the planner and the VGSC community. We help plan it, promote it and produce it—which makes you and your attendees happy. Maybe that's why our logo is smiling… We continually enhance your "team approach" and improve the "one-stop-shop" experience. We listen. Whether it's a planner's first contact or a site-selection committee visiting Greenville, SC, we listen to their needs and pull together the venues, hotels, and services to provide the best package Greenville has to offer. Greenville's an attendance builder— meeting and convention attendees love to come back to Greenville! We streamline communication with planners. We respond. VGSC uses the industry leader in DMO technology: the Simpleview CRM and CMS systems, integrated with our award-winning website,—Yeah, THAT Greenville! Providing meeting planning details at with an online RFP rfp and lead generation system to our community, VGSC sales staff responds quickly to meeting planner requests. Greenville, SC is affordable and convenient. Planners, we're waiting for you! ■ Greenville, SC: THAT One-Stop-Shop Destination V David Montgomery, Vice President, Sales A 24-year veteran with Starwood, Montgomery joins VisitGreenvilleSC as a proven sales leader who's led multiple teams to best- in-class performance. VisitGreenvilleSC (864) 421-0000 ext. 104 or (800) 351-7180 ext. 104 Aerial view of Falls Park on the Reedy, in downtown Greenville's Historic West End

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