NOV 2015

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N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 5 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m A L A B A M A able. With eight local craft breweries, Madison County boasts the most breweries in the state." Huntsville Meeting Space • Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa: 295 suites; 21,064 square feet of meeting space • Marriott Huntsville: 290 guest rooms; 12,506 square feet of event space • Westin Huntsville: 210 guest rooms; 10,000 square feet of meeting space • Holiday Inn Research Park: 200 guest rooms; 5,420 square feet of meeting space • Tom Bevill Conference Center and Hotel: 100 guest rooms; 15,800 square feet of event space • Four Points Sheraton: 146 guest rooms; 4,500 square feet of meeting space • DoubleTree Suites: 149 suites; 4,119 square feet of meeting space • SpringHill Suites–Downtown: 149 guest rooms; 3,903 square feet of meeting space Mobile Things are jumping in Mobile with the intro- duction of new branding for the CVB (now Visit Mobile—Born to Celebrate), the projected return of Carnival Cruises in 2016, the opening of GulfQuest Maritime Museum on the Mobile Riverfront, the renovation and reopening of a historic hotel and the construction of a new 92- room Hilton Garden Inn downtown. "There's a certain magic to Mobile, with its 300 years of history, its international port and its melting pot of cultures, traditions and peo- ple. When you're here for a convention, you'll notice a spirited, soulful approach to life that can't quite be found anywhere else," said Al Hutchinson, president/CEO of Visit Mobile. In the process of completing a multi-mil- lion-dollar renovation, the 1940s-era Admiral Hotel, now a part of the Hilton Curio Collection, has 155 guest rooms with Art Deco furnishings and 6,000 square feet of event space. Blocks from restaurants and shops of Dauphin Street and attractions such as GulfQuest, Mobile Carnival Museum and the History Museum of Mobile, The Admiral's newly imagined space includes Corner 251 bakery and café, and Launch, an upscale urban restaurant. An interactive maritime museum, the recently opened GulfQuest overlooks Mobile's waterfront and skyline, and offers event spaces and meeting rooms for groups from 75 to 2,500. The three-story Grand Lobby can host up to 250 for receptions and adaptable outdoor spaces can accommodate up to 1,000 for recep- tions and parties. Meeting attendees will be surprised to learn how quickly they can get from downtown Mobile to the wilds of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, Hutchinson said. "Within a matter of minutes, you can go from Bienville Square in the heart of downtown to 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center and be in a kayak or other boat exploring the Delta." Five Rivers has a variety of reception and meeting rooms and can host up to 100 for dinners or presentations. Mobile Meeting Space • Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel and Spa: 238 guest rooms; 27,000 square feet of event space • Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza: 373 guest rooms; 45,000 square feet of event space ➤ 33 Southern elegance. Undeniable charm. Recently named to Travel + Leisure's "Top 500 Hotels in the World," The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa was also recognized as a great value, proving that elegance and refned service doesn't have to break the bank. With 405 plush guest rooms, 37,000 square feet of indoor meeting space plus 550 acres of outdoor property, this resort will ft any type of event. Your attendees will be entertained with two Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses, 10 tennis courts, a European spa, three swimming pools and endless walking trails and beaches. The Grand is the perfect place to host your next meeting. WARM WINTER GETAWAY PACKAGE » Book your next November, December, January or February meeting and receive the following value added concessions: One complimentary guest room for every forty rooms occupied » One Suite upgrade for every 50 rooms booked » 80% allowable attrition » Complimentary wireless internet in all guest rooms and meeting space » 5% rebate to master account » Up to 10 staff rooms at a $99.00 rate » $159.00 confrmed rate for resort view rooms » Double Marriott Reward Points at conclusion of event. To learn more call 251.990.6338 or email Valid until March 30, 2016 for groups arriving in November/December 2015 and 2016 and January/February 2016 and 2017. Minimum of 90 cumulative room nights required. Not valid for existing contracts. © 2015 Marriott International, Inc. GRAND HOTEL MARRIOTT RESORT, GOLF CLUB & SPA One Grand Boulevard, Point Clear, AL 36564 Phone 251.928.9201, A part of Alabama's Resort Collection on The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

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