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 49 G E O R G I A Sandy Springs Due north of downtown Atlanta, Sandy Springs offers meeting planners 20 hotels with more than 2,800 hotel rooms and more than 50,000 square feet of meeting space, 18,000 of them at Heritage Sandy Springs, a community museum that showcases local heritage exhibits, historical artifacts and documents. Prominent among the Sandy Spring lodgings are the 372- room Westin Atlanta Perimeter North and the 296-room Wyndham Atlanta Galleria. Sandy Springs has more than 100 restaurants that are within a three-mile radius of its ho- tels. All those restaurants, mostly exceptional "home-grown" eateries, have gained the com- munity quite a reputation as a foodie haven. You won't find many chain restaurants here. Instead, you'll find a great variety of indepen- dent eateries offering everything from Italian and French cuisine to Thai, Central American and more – and the Flying Biscuit Café! A New York-style deli, New York-style pizza, American steakhouses. Plus, CalyRoad Cream- ery, a microcreamery that creates artisan cheese from local and regional milk sources, and offers cheese-making classes, tours and tastings. Another Sandy Springs strong point is its exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities. The Chattahoochee River runs alongside the town, and there are three Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area park units and trails. John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve is a protected tree, plant and wildlife sanctuary in Sandy Springs. Atlanta Airport District/College Park College Park is a south-side Atlanta community that is home to the world's busiest airport, the second-largest convention center in Georgia, and has more than 8,000 hotel rooms to choose from. Due to its convenient locale right outside the Atlanta International Airport, College Park and the surrounding community has begun to make complementary marketing efforts as the Atlanta Airport District ( The major meeting space in College Park is the one-level Georgia International Convention Center. A much smaller venue is the Elysium Conference and Event Center, a two-story multi-purpose facility featuring a ballroom that can accommodate up to 300 people, along with breakout rooms, boardrooms and meeting rooms. Peachtree City Another south-side Atlanta community, this one about 30 miles out, is Fayette County's Peachtree City, home to Crowne Plaza Atlan- ta-Peachtree Conference Center, an upscale 233-room property with 63,000 square feet of meeting space including 65 meeting rooms, two amphitheaters and a ballroom, as well as the 250-room Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center with its 30,000 square feet of function space certified by the International Association of Conference Centers, 230-seat amphitheater and two outdoor courtyards. Along with these two prime meeting venues, Peachtree City boasts five hotels and a peachy 2015 Conven- tionSouth Readers' Choice Award-winning CVB. ► 1-800-444-1834 l Courtyard by Marriott: New full-service hotel e Forum Conference Center: Added amenities Coming 2017 Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham: Downtown hotel expansion Urban Riverfront: Added riverfront boardwalk & walk paths Welcome Center : Added downtown Rome Welcome Center Recently completed GreaterRome convention & visitors bureau Now offering expanded hotel options for your group! Our central location in the Southeast combined with our world-class service makes Georgia's Rome the perfect spot for your meeting. From groups of 5 to 5,000 we have you covered! Downtown tours New & expanded downtown hotels Now Open Hampton Inn & Suites: New downtown hotel Tennis Center of Georgia: Nation's largest hard court facility

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