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 43 Sponsored Content Small Markets ...BIG ON MEETINGS! ackson certainly has a growing hotel and lodging market to accommodate every style and budget, with over 4,300 sleeping rooms, many with meeting space. The Westin Jackson, set to open in the summer of 2017, is the newest property added to its inventory. It's part of the Starwood family known for its upscale amenities, complete with a pool, full spa, meeting space and restaurant. The property stands nine stories high, with 203 rooms, and is conveniently located downtown near the Jack- son Convention Complex. The downtown Jackson Convention Complex (JCC), LEED-certified as a "green" facility, is a state-of-the-art facility, boasting of 330,000 square feet of luxurious flexible exhibit, ballroom and meeting space, together with top-notch catering, service, and the very latest in conferencing technology. Nearby arts and entertainment help complete a great meeting experience with a variety of leisure activities. Life in this city pulses with music born from a tradition steeped in the arts, affording the meeting planner a plethora of options to offer delegates. Friendly people are gems in this city. Luckytown Brewery and Cathead Distillery tours also add a new twist for delegates. The latter, Cathead Distillery, is also one of our newest venues. Two new museums are set to open in December 2017, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, which will capture the essence of the state's existence as well as the struggles and triumphs. The local cuisine is classic Southern, ranging from satisfying Soul Food to creative Southern Fusion, to international fare with a Southern flair. Experience James Beard Foundation chefs and award winning restaurants that are among Jackson's 300 restaurants! ■ The Westin Jackson Set To Open – Summer 2017! The Westin Jackson is near the convention center, government offices, and cultural venues, featur- ing a pool, spa, restaurant, and event space. Visit Jackson (800) 354-7695 J

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