SEP 2017

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S E P T E M B E R 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 9 rate sales manager, is responsible for the resort's sales efforts to the corporate meetings market in Missouri, Kansas, Ne- braska, Iowa and Illinois, according to the resort's Director of Sales Nathan Wood. A 25-year hospitality industry veteran, Welsh's sales experience includes five years as director of group sales for The Lodge at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton and director of group sales for The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, both in Missouri. Jessica Wrenfrow, the new event sales manager, is responsible for assist- ing meeting professionals, association executives, incentive specialists, business executives and event planners in the coordination of meetings, programs and events at the resort. Previously, she served as hospitality services instructor at Arkansas State University–New- port in Jonesboro. The resort features 301 guest rooms and suites, 43,500 square feet of meeting space and many outdoor venues. South Carolina Kingston Resorts Opens Multi-Million-Dollar Venue MYRTLE BEACH — Kingston Resorts has completed construc- tion on its newest addition, a multi-million-dollar spa, fitness center and event space. The Landing at Kingston Plantation, situated on the 145-acre resort, includes Spa33 and 78Fitness in the 29,520-square-foot facility. Three golf simulators and an outdoor putting green provide golfers a chance to pinpoint issues or correct their form, while four lighted tennis courts – three clay and one hard – are available for tennis enthusiasts. Lessons are also available for players at all levels. Additional outdoor recreation includes four pickleball courts, a sand volleyball court, a horseshoe pit and a special chil- dren's playground. The new indoor pool is designed for laps. A wide deck, lounge chairs and a heated whirl- pool provide opportunities for relaxation and there's a fun splash pad for the kids. The Landing also offers social gathering or meeting space that opens up to a spacious green space with an outdoor fire pit, lawn seating and a seasonal beverage station, providing more options for meetings, receptions and social functions. Tennessee General Manager Selected For New JW Marriott NASHVILLE — Lukus Kindlesparker was recently named general manager of the JW Marri- ott Nashville, set to open in 2018. He will be responsible for the property's operations and perfor- mance, and oversee the hotel's strategic direction. Previously, Kindlesparker worked with Hyatt Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Starwood Hotels. Most recently, he served as the general manager of The W Hotel in Midtown Atlanta "We are delighted to welcome Lukus to our team in Nashville. He brings with him extensive experi- ence in luxury hotels and resorts, and has done an exemplary job leading numerous properties. We look forward to his taking the helm at the JW Marriott Nashville," said Philip Goldfarb, corporate representative for Turnberry Asso- ciates, the company developing the property. Kindlesparker said the hotel will "give Nashville a luxury property where travel planners and business professionals can conduct meetings on a large scale while having all of the touch points of an urban retreat, including our luxury spa and fitness center as well award-winning food and beverage offerings high- lighted by Chef Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak." To be situated in downtown Nashville across the street from Music City Center, the new 33- story JW Marriott property will offer 533 guestrooms and 50,000 square feet of total function space, including a 15,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom. n DALLAS — PINSTACK, a North Texas bowling, dining and en- tertainment destination, recently announced that its new location in Las Colinas is now open to the public. "We look forward to being a good community partner," said Mark Moore, president and CEO of Entertainment Properties Group, Inc. "We are confident the Las Colinas community and surrounding areas will enjoy PINSTACK's many entertainment amenities, dining options and more." PINSTACK's new Las Colinas venue spans 53,000 square feet and features 28 state-of-the-art bowling lanes with laneside food and beverage service, as well as a private VIP bowling area. Additional entertainment offerings are also available, such as a two-level laser tag arena, a rock-climbing wall, a high-ropes course and hundreds of the newest video games and simulator technology. The venue also boasts a full-service restaurant and a 2,000-square-foot temperature-controlled covered patio. n Pinstack Opens Second Location Welsh Wrenfrow

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