OCT 2016

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O C T O B E R 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 47 G E O R G I A The biggest Cobb County news in the an- ticipated opening in 2017 of SunTrust Park, a 41,500-seat ballpark that will be the new home for the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball team, and The Battery Atlanta, a mixed-use development separated from the ballpark by an outdoor plaza and green space, which will fea- ture a number of dining options and more than 400,000 square feet of retail and office space. Located directly across from the Cobb Galleria Centre, the county's existing conference facil- ity, the multi-dimensional project will sit on a nearly 90-acre site and also include the 260- room Omni Atlanta Hotel at SunTrust Park with 12,500 square feet of meeting space, a signature restaurant, and an elevated pool deck and bar overlooking the plaza and ballpark. The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre has a 2,750-seat theater and more than 1,000 hotel rooms in several hotels surrounding it, which collectively also offer 50 meeting rooms and 144,000 square feet of exhibition space. A little further out, Marietta boasts a historic square with appealing restaurants, bars and the 530-seat Art Deco Strand Theatre with a roof- top terrace overlooking Marietta Square. It's also home to Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, the Marietta Museum of History and the Mar- ietta Gone With The Wind Museum. Marietta has more 2,500 hotel rooms. Among them, the Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center offers 200 guest rooms and 25,000 square feet of meeting space. An attractive venue for smaller meetings or events in Mar- ietta, The Brickyard has event space for up to 200 people. Cobb County/Macon Meeting Space: • Cobb Galleria Centre: 144,000 square feet of exhibition space; 25,000-square-foot ball- room; 20,000 square feet of additional meet- ing space; 3,600-square-foot special-event space • Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre: 10,000-square-foot ballroom; 2,750-seat John A. Williams Theatre • Riverside EpiCenter: seating for up to 400 in the ballroom, 100 in the event atrium, and • 600 in the theater • Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Conference Center: 60,000 square feet of • meeting space; 510 guest rooms • Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Confer- ence Center: 20,000 square feet of meeting space; 200 guest rooms Gwinnett County Just outside the I-285 loop on the northeast side of Atlanta, Gwinnett County is home to Duluth, Buford, Norcross and other appeal- ing little burgs. Gwinnett offers more than ► The Battery Atlanta Aerial View

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