ConventionSouth

NOV 2017

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 52 S O U T H C A R O L I N A famed King Street. The new property will have a full-service restaurant, lounge and bar, French patisserie, a spa, rooftop pool with ca- banas, and a Ladies Bar with pink marble and a mirrored ceiling. Hotel Bennett will have lim- ited event and meeting space. Charleston Meeting Space: • Charleston Area Convention Center Cam- pus: 200,000-square-foot convention facility; 150,000 square feet of meeting and event space; 21 breakout rooms; 77,000-square- foot Exhibit Hall; nearly adjacent 255-room Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel • North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center: 14,000-seat coliseum; 2,300-seat performing arts center; part of the Charleston Area Convention Center Campus • Wild Dunes Resort (Isle of Palms): 50,000 square feet of meeting space; 525 guest rooms; three signature restaurants and three casual eat- eries; spa; beachfront; onsite golf and tennis • Belmond Charleston Place: 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space; 434 guest rooms; spa; rooftop bar • Francis Marion Hotel: 20,000 square feet of meeting space; 235 guest rooms • Charleston Marriott: 20,000 square feet of meeting space; 13 meeting rooms; 344 guest rooms; downtown overlooking the Ashley River • The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort: 18,000 square feet of meeting space; six meeting rooms; 255 guest rooms; 12 restaurants and bars; oceanfront; spa; onsite golf and tennis • Charleston Gaillard Center: 16,000 square feet of event space in the Exhibition Hall; 13,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom; eight meeting/event rooms; 7,000 square feet of out- door space; 1,800-seat performing arts venue opened last year; historic downtown location Tides Folly Beach Tides Folly Beach is only nine miles from historic downtown Charleston and offers 132 renovated guest rooms, including beachfront patio rooms and oceanfront rooms. Tides Folly Beach amenities include a heated oceanfront pool, outdoor bar and lounge, a fitness room and more. It's a pet-friendly property, as well. The property can accommodate up to 200 people for meetings and events, provides a restaurant, bar and coffee spot, and offers full-service catering. Everything is right at the ocean. Myrtle Beach Along with sand and surf, Myrtle Beach offers family-friendly entertainment and a major meeting facility. "If your event requires prime exhibition space, the Myrtle Beach Convention Cen- ter includes one of the largest expo halls in South Carolina and the region," said Brian Monroe, director of sales and marketing for the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. "The convenience of having the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel attached to the convention center makes this a perfect venue for conventions and trade shows alike. This year we are celebrating our 50 th year of hosting great events in Myrtle Beach. Also located on our campus is the Myrtle Beach Sports Center that regularly hosts indoor sporting competitions. The packaging of a great destination along with a great conven- tion center really helps to boost attendance at events held here." There are several new projects in Myrtle Beach. Kingston Plantation has added The Landing at Kingston Plantation, a new facility that includes The Landing Point, a new outdoor space available for meetings, receptions and social gatherings; Spa33, which offers a variety of health services and a tranquility garden; and 78Fitness, a state-of-the-art indoor workout facility with fitness classes, as well as tennis courts, pickleball courts, a sand volleyball court, a playground for children and a horse- shoe pit. Elsewhere in town, the Myrtle Beach Marri- ott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes completed a $14 million renovation during the summer with improvements to the guest rooms and hallways. Additionally, the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront recently upgraded its 8,700-square-foot Exhibit Hall A B C D E F Aiken............................................................C3 Charleston .............................................. .....E4 Clemson ................................................ ......A1 Columbia .....................................................C2 . Florence H .................................................. E2 Greenville .................................................... B1 Hilton Head H .............................................D5 Myrtle Beach H ........................................... F3 Spartanburg .................................................C1 1 2 3 4 5 City Map Location H H H

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