JAN 2018

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J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 8 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 49 T E X A S All work, no play? Celebrate your next successful meeting in Odessa, Texas. The Odessa Convention & Visitors Bureau's professional staff will make sure all the details are handled so that there's time for work and play. Odessa features: • Forty quality hotels, including the new Marriott Hotel and Convention Center set to open in 2019 • More than 300,000 square feet of meeting space with all the amenities • World-class performances at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center • Great restaurants and plenty of entertainment options Call us today to get the ball rolling on your next successful meeting. RESOURCEFUL Spirit Discover Odessa Convention & Visitors Bureau 432-333-7871 | Georgetown Located just north of Austin, Georgetown was recently named one of Southern Living's 15 Affordable Cities We Love. Later this year, the city will become the first city in the South and the second city in the U.S. to be powered by 100 per- cent renewable energy when the municipal utility moves to wind and solar power in 2018. Georgetown is also home to one of the best-preserved Victorian and Pre-World War I downtown historic districts. Among meeting venues, the 222-room Sher- aton Austin Georgetown has a 30,000-square-foot conference center and can host up to 900 people for an event. The Hampton Inn & Suites has meeting space for up to 50; Reunion Ranch has outdoor and indoor space for events and team building, and can seat up to 600. Event facilities in the city include Gabriel Springs Event Center, which can host up to 320; The Union on Eighth, which can host up to 200; and Walburg Restaurant and Biergarten, a historic structure that can seat 250 for dinners or host 800 for receptions. Cimarron Hills Golf Club has a terrace room and patio that can accommodate up to 99 and an event lawn that can host 200 for parties or receptions. New Braunfels Located between San Antonio and Austin, New Braunfels is home to the state's oldest bakery, oldest dance hall and Wurstfest, an annual 10-day sausage festival. Meeting venues include the recently remod- eled New Braunfels Civic / Convention Center, a 50,000-square-foot facility with 11,780-square- foot exhibit hall, ballroom, five breakout rooms and secluded courtyard. Event venues in the city include the Villa at Gruene, with four event spaces and a capacity of 275 people; Gruene Event Center, with indoor seating for 250 people and outdoor deck overlooking the river; Faust Hotel and Brewing Co., with ballroom and other event spaces; and Milltown Historic District, with three distinct event venues that can host groups of between 75 and 200. Hotels with meeting space include the 121- room Courtyard New Braunfels River Village, with meeting space for 250 guests; and the Hilton Garden Inn, with meeting space for 100. Round Rock Known as the Sports Capital of Texas, Round Rock, located northeast of Austin offers event planners a variety of meeting and event facilities. In 2020, a Kalahari Resort will open, featuring approximately 1,000 guest rooms and 230,000 square feet of convention space. The park is to be located across from Round Rock's Dell Diamond baseball field. Among the larger event facilities are United Heritage Center, a 5,400-square-foot event space at Dell Diamond with three private suites that can be combined to seat up to 320 people; the ►

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