SEP 2014

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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 4 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 15 T R A D E S H O W S 2015 List of "The South's 101 Largest Expo Halls" 1. Orange County Convention Center (Orlando, Fla.) 2. New Orleans (La.) Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 3. Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (Dallas, Texas) 4. NRG Center (Houston, Texas) 5. George R. Brown Convention Center (Houston, Texas) 6. Georgia World Congress Center (Atlanta, Ga.) 7. Miami Beach (Fla.) Convention Center 8. America's Center Convention Complex (St. Louis, Mo.) 9. Walter E. Washington Convention Center (D.C.) 10. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (San Antonio, Texas) 11. Kentucky Exposition Center (Louisville) 12. Kansas City (Mo.) Convention & Entertainment Facilities 13. Music City Center (Nashville) 14. Baltimore (Md.) Convention Center 15. Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center 16. Austin (Texas) Convention Center 17. TD Convention Center (Greenville, S.C.) 18. The Atlanta (Ga.) Convention Center at AmericasMart 19. Birmingham (Ala.)/Jefferson Convention Complex 20. Tampa (Fla.) Convention Center 21. Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County (Fla.) Convention Center 22. Fort Worth (Texas) Convention Center 23. Greater Richmond (Va.) Convention Center 24. Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, La.) 25. Alamodome (San Antonio, Texas) 26. Puerto Rico Convention Center (San Juan) #16 Gigantic in the Mid-Atlantic Find these hotels in the D.C. & Maryland area: • Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel • Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. • Grand Hyatt Washington • Marriott Marquis Hotel, Washington Tropical Titans Find these hotels in the South's tropical resort destinations. • Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas • Boca Raton (Fla.) Resort & Club • Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach, S.C. • Fo ntainebleau Miami Beach (Fla.) • Trump National Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Miami, Fla. • The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Fla. Massively Magical Find these hotels near the theme parks of Orlando, Florida. • Caribe Royale Orlando All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort • Hilton Orlando • Hyatt Regency Orlando • Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee • Orlando World Center Marriott • Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld • Rosen Shingle Creek • Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort Colossal In The Capital City Find these hotels within the capital cities of their great Southern state. • Renaissance Montgomery (Ala.) Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center • Hyatt Regency Atlanta • Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville • Little Rock Marriott • Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel & Spa Gulf Coast Goliaths Find these hotels along the Gulf of Mexico. • IP Casino Resort Spa, Biloxi • Saddlebrook Resort Tampa • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel Everything's Bigger In Texas Find these hotels in the great state of Texas. • Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Grapevine • Grand Hyatt San Antonio • Hilton Americas Houston • Hilton Anatole, Dallas • JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa • Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center, Galveston Roomy Retreats Find these hotels tucked in get-away locations. • Callaway Gardens Resort, Pine Mountain, Ga. • Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa, Branson, Mo. • MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center, Kingsport, Tenn. • The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Va. • Paragon Casino Resort & Conference Center, Marksville, La. • The Williamsburg (Va.) Lodge Spacious City Hot Spots Find these hotels in happening cities across the South. • Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree • Galt House Hotel, Louisville • Macon (Ga.) Marriott City Center Hotel • The Westin Kansas City (Mo.) at Crown Center ■ Distinctively Expansive Hotels 43 Convention centers aren't the only facilities that have wide open spaces for events. These hotels have an immense amount of meetings space, including grand ballrooms, and plenty of guest rooms to host your next trade show or expo: Austin CC Via FB

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