FEB 2016

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F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 6 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 41 M A R Y L A N D Plan Plan A CONVENTION WITH A VIEW. WE MAKE IT EASY TO WORK HARD. The Roland E. Powell Convention Center has been designed from the ground up to provide a seamless environment for any event. With 1,200 on-site parking spaces and additional parking lots for crowds of all sizes spread over 214,000 square feet, it's the perfect venue for all of your needs. • Main Exhibit Hall – 45,500+ sq. ft. of column-free, fexible halls • Bayfront Ballroom – 19,126 sq. ft. • Exhibit Hall –14,000 sq. ft. of fexible space • 21 meeting rooms • Brand-new Performing Arts Center–1,200 seats with state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment, box offce, concession area, and spacious dressing rooms Plus, we are less than three hours from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia and 30 minutes from the Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY). BOOK WITH US TODAY! Visit OCMDCONVENTIONCENTER.COM, or call 1.800.OC.OCEAN. THE ROLAND E. POWELL CONVENTION CENTER THE ROLAND E. POWELL CONVENTION CENTER the addition of the MGM National Harbor Re- sort and Casino later this year will just add to the planner appeal of our destination." The new MGM property will have 27,000 square feet of meeting space, a 300-room lux- ury hotel, a 3,000-seat theater, a casino, several restaurants and high-end retail. The architec- turally impressive $1.3 billion MGM National Harbor is scheduled to open late this year and groups may book events now. The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, also located at National Harbor, has 500,000 square feet of event space, a maximum of 89 breakout rooms, 61 event rooms and high- tech everything. The renewed property, which won a 2015 ConventionSouth Readers' Choice New & Renovated Award, has almost 1,900 rooms and features the Pose Rooftop Lounge, Relâche Spa & Salon, three restaurants, several bars, a coffee shop and a 19-story glass atrium that offers sweeping views of the Potomac River. "From the beautiful views from the Capital Wheel, National Harbor's 180-foot observa- tion wheel, to the special events that take place across National Harbor, there is a large variety of things to do while here," said Gudenberg. "Conference attendees can take the Potomac Water Taxi to see great views of National Har- bor, Old Town Alexandria and Washington D.C., from the water. Additionally, Bobby McKey's, the area's only dueling piano bar, of- fers group activities like no other in the region." Garrett County Located about halfway between D.C., and Pittsburgh, with Deep Creek Lake in the heav- ily wooded midst of the Allegheny Mountains, Garrett County offers exceptional outdoor recreation. But Garrett County also has a 2015 ConventionSouth Readers' Choice Award-win- ning Chamber of Commerce, several unique meeting venues and 4,000 sleeping rooms in all of its various lodging options. The largest event venue in this part of the state can be found at The Ag Heritage Hall located at the Garrett County Fairgrounds, which provides 30,000 square feet of exhibition space and an on-site kitchen. ► Ocean City Sunset Ocean City, Maryland CVB and Department of Tourism

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