OCT 2014

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O C T O 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 29 Yeah, THAT Destination! There are plenty of reasons why Greenville, SC is earning a spot in the consideration set of more and more event planners and why a rapidly increasing number of meetings, conferences, and conventions are choosing Greenville as their host destination. Whether it's our award-winning downtown, convenient location, countless things- to-do, range of accommodations, diverse meeting venues and restaurants, outstanding value, stun- ning urban and natural surroundings—or simply the unique combination of Southern charm and contemporary cool that has made us one of the fastest growing communities in America— you've got all the reasons in the world to think seriously about Greenville, South Carolina. Yeah, THAT Space! For corporate events, trade shows, conferences and conventions of every size, Greenville boasts venues large and small. Just minutes from down- town, the TD Convention Center is one of the Southeast's largest and most accommodating facilities. With 280,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space and 60,000 square feet of meeting, ballroom and conference space, there's almost nothing this newly renovated facility can't han- dle. Offering the ultimate atmosphere for sports championships, concerts, devotionals, corporate and community events, and more, the Bon Secours Wellness Arena is one of the Southeast's premier sports and entertainment facilities. Conveniently located downtown with a seating capacity of 15,000, the BSWA is South Carolina's largest arena. Yeah, THAT Room! Once you've chosen Greenville, SC as your host destination, one of the most important pieces of the puzzle is knowing where you'll rest your head—and being confident that your attendees will be as comfortable and pleased with their accommoda- tions as they are with the service, amenities, facili- ties, experience and price, not to mention a hotel tax below national averages. Fortunately, you'll find more than 8,500 hotel rooms, with most located in convenient clusters. Full-service properties include the Westin Poin- sett, Hyatt Regency, Hilton, Marriott, Embassy Suites Golf Resort and Conference Center and the Crowne Plaza; select-service hotels include Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown at RiverPlace, Hampton Inn I-385 Haywood Mall and I-385 Woodruff Road, Courtyard by Marriott Down- town and Haywood Mall, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown, Hilton Garden Inn, Home2 Suites (Opening Spring 2015!), Quality Inn and Suites Greenville Airport, Sleep Inn at the TD Convention Center, and TownePlace Suites by Marriott Haywood Mall—just to name a few. Yeah, THAT Location! Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the upstate region of South Carolina, Greenville offers a unique combi- nation of natural beauty, unexpected cosmo- politan cool, Southern hospitality and excellent accessibility. Greenville, South Carolina is centrally and conveniently located between Atlanta and Charlotte on I-85. Air travel is equally easy with the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, where multiple carriers offer 53 nonstop daily flights to 22 cities. ■ Joe Kramer, Vice President of Sales, VisitGreenvilleSC Joe Kramer has been the sales leader at VisitGreenvilleSC since late 2013. His background includes twenty-five years of experience in hotel/ resort sales. (800) 351-7180 or (864) 421-0000 get to know: s p o n s o re d c o n t e n t See Ad On Page 2 Ahhhmazing Spaces & Places! Visit Greenville, South Carolina—Yeah, THAT Greenville! CB Events Apple Tree Photography VisitGreenvilleSC/Jeff Gandy Outdoor Event/Euphoria Liberty Bridge/Falls Park on the Reedy

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