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J A N 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 45 T E X A S T H E S A N L U I S R E S O R T WHERE THE COAST LINE INSPIRES YOUR BOTTOM LINE 8 0 0 . 4 4 5 . 0 0 9 0 | s a n l u i s re s o r t . c o m | 5 2 2 2 S e a w a l l B o u l e v a rd , G a l v e s t o n , T X 7 7 5 5 1 · The San Luis Hotel, Spa & Conference Center is a fully accredited IACC conference facility · State-of-the art audio-visual technology · Customizable, out-of-the-box team building exercises for groups of all sizes · Our sales team can coordinate a complete meeting package at any of our meeting facilities · Unparalleled views of the Gulf with two-story floor-to-ceiling windows · Less than an hour drive from Houston Austin Meeting Space • Austin Convention Ceneter - 247,052 square feet of meeting space; 54 meeting rooms, seven ballrooms (see Breakout Spot- light on page 46 for more information.) New Properties (opened in 2015 or 2016): • JW Marriott Austin - 1,012 guest rooms; 120,000 square feet of meeting and event space • Hotel Van Zandt - 319 guest rooms; 12,000 square feet of meeting space • Westin Austin Downtown - 366 guest rooms; 15,000 square feet of meeting space • Sonesta Bee Cave - 195 guest rooms; 10,000 square feet of event space • Hotel Granduca - 38-acre resort with 194 guest rooms; 7,500 square feet of meeting space Recently upgraded properties: • Hilton Austin - 800 guest rooms; 80,000 square feet of meeting space; completing $23 million upgrade to lobby, public areas and meeting space • Hyatt Regency Austin - recently com- pleted $37 million renovation to guest rooms and meeting space; 448 guest rooms; more than 33,000 square feet of event space • AT&T Executive Education and Confer- ence Center - recently renovated 297 guest rooms and suites; 40,000 square feet of event space Additional meeting space • Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa - 4,000-acre resort; 300 guest rooms; 43,000 square feet of function space • Lakeway Resort and Spa - 166 guest rooms; 24,000 square feet of function space Fredericksburg The historic town of Fredericksburg has dozens of shops, restaurants, galleries and a world- class museum in a walkable downtown. The National Museum of the Pacific War, which has event space for up to 400, is completing a renovation to its living-history exhibit. Also downtown, Fredericksburg Brewing Company has event seating for up to 1,500 for dinners and the city-owned pavilions, Marktplatz Halls, can host up to 600 individuals. Konnie Patke, meeting sales manager for Visit Fredericksburg, said that the 103-room Fredericksburg Inn & Suites completed a $4 million renovation of all guest rooms in 2016, expanded the lobby and added new outdoor dining space. The hotel can host up to 140 for banquets. The 1940s-themed Hangar Hotel, with 50 guest rooms and event space for up to 500, added an outdoor Tiki Hut. Other hotels with meeting space include Hampton Inn and Suites, and The Inn on Barons Creek Spa and Conference Center. According to Patke, many of the more than 40 wineries in the area host group events: Lost Draw Winery can host up to 60; Woodrose Winery does a group event with six-course ►