JUL 2017

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J U L Y 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 39 Small Markets ...BIG ON MEETINGS! Sponsored Content GATHER IN A VENUE WORTHY OF CELEBRATION. Hampton Roads Convention Center Hampton Coliseum · Virginia Air & Space Center · Boo WIlliams Sportsplex · Fort Monroe 800.487.8778 ampton, Va., has cornered the meetings market when it comes to convenience and accessibility. Geographically centered in picturesque Coastal Virginia, the state-of- the-art Hampton Roads Convention Center positions meeting attendees where opportunity abounds to explore and enjoy. Plus, Hampton is located in the middle of the Mid-Atlantic region and is within an easy drive of our nation's most populous metropolitan areas. Delegates convening in Hampton are greeted by scenic waterfront vistas, exceptional facilities, world-class attractions, and an eclectic array of shopping and dining, including the Peninsula Town Center just blocks away. There are 2,000 hotel rooms within immediate proximity of the 344,000-square- foot Hampton Roads Convention Center. Its 35 flexible meeting spaces under one roof include a 102,000-square-foot exhibit hall and a grand ballroom seating 2,000, plus dramatic features like an outdoor terrace overlooking the landscaped grounds. A covered walkway connects the center to a headquarters- quality Embassy Suites Hotel and the iconic 84,000-square-foot Hampton Coliseum arena shares the campus. Hampton also offers unique venues like the Virginia Air & Space Center, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, with the Riverside 3D IMAX Theater and cruise vessels, like the Miss Hampton II, that navigate Hampton Roads harbor while providing elegant settings for mixers. Explore national treasures like Fort Monroe National Monument and island garrison Fort Wool. The American Theatre and Hampton University Museum dating to 1868 completes an extraordinary meeting experience. n H Hampton, Virginia—Innovative Meetings For Over 400 Years Mary Fugere, CMP, CTIS, Director Mary Fugere, CMP, CTIS, is the Director of the Hampton CVB. She has been active in the tourism and meetings industry for nearly 30 years. Hampton CVB (800) 487-8778 or (757) 722-1222

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