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FEB 2017

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F E B R U A R 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 M A R Y L A N D spa, a rooftop lounge, three restaurants, sev- eral bars, a coffee shop, and a 19-story glass atrium. Gaylord National is adding the new 24,000-square-foot Riverview Ballroom, which is expected to be finished this summer but is already taking bookings. The property will also expand the Orchard Terrace to 39,000 square feet, which will be a link between the main hotel and the new ballroom. Outside of National Harbor, Prince George's County is home to a number of appealing at- tractions including Six Flags America, FedEx Field, the University of Maryland and the National Wildlife Visitor Center, as well as the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, a num- ber of historic sites and more. Ocean City A resort town located between the Atlantic Ocean and Isle of Wight Bay, Ocean City has long been a popular getaway for people living in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Featuring miles of beaches and a wooden boardwalk lined with restaurants, shops and hotels, the surrounding waters are active with kayaks and tour boats, some of which journey to popular Assateague Island nearby. Ocean City Meeting Spaces • Roland E. Powell Convention Center: 215,000 square feet of function space; 25 meeting rooms; a 1,200-seat state-of-the-art performing arts center • Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel Oceanfront: 40,000-square-foot conference center; 16 meeting rooms; 250 ocean-view guest rooms • The Princess Royale Hotel & Confer- ence Center: 30,000 square feet of conven- tion space, including 17 meeting rooms • The Carousel Oceanfront Hotel: a 3,600 square-foot meeting room and two smaller rooms; a casual conference room; additional exhibition space possible by using the re- sort's ice rink, atrium and Bistro; 130 guest rooms. (For more information see the Breakout Spotlight on page 44.) Montgomery County "Montgomery County is home to the vibrant urban districts of Bethesda/Chevy Chase, Sil- ver Spring and Rockville," said Kelly Groff, president and CEO of Visit Montgomery. "A meeting professional has many options to se- lect from in meeting space – from traditional hotel ballrooms to auditorium seating at Strath- more, American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, The Fillmore and also campus settings with large breakout space at The Bolger Center and the National 4-H Con- ference Center. The best feature is the close proximity to the nation's capital so meeting ► 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, flexible halls • Bayfront Ballroom – 19,126 sq. ft. • Exhibit Hall –14,000 sq. ft. of flexible space • 21 meeting rooms • Brand-new Performing Arts Center–1,200 seats with state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment, box office, 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

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