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 29 • • • • • • H I S T O R I C & C U L T U R A L V E N U E S Feel like American royalty at The Tremont House - A Wyndham Grand Hotel in Galveston. Since 1839, this upscale hotel blends elements of timeless charm, sophistication and comfort. Famous Tremont guests have included Sam Hous- ton, Ulysses S. Grant, Clara Barton and Buffalo Bill. Sip a signature Mango Mojito at the Toujouse Bar or experience spectacular views from the Rooftop Bar. Immerse yourself in a story of freedom as your group tours the Alamo in San Antonio. The legendary events that surround the Spanish mission tell a story of American's fortitude at the time. Adjacent to the Alamo, the Emily Morgan Hotel, a DoubleTree by Hilton, is the "Official Hotel of the Alamo." Constructed in 1924 and opened as the San Antonio Medical Arts Building, the build- ing's distinctive Gothic revival tower was once available as an observation point above San Antonio. The building includes a blank facade above the 13th story windows that was designed for a never- installed clock. Perched on the building is a series of terra cotta gargoyles depicting figures with various health ailments and other medical themes. Nearby, the Omni La Mansión del Rio has one of the largest collections of Mexican folk art in the nation. The collection, which was established in 1985, has grown to in- clude over 4,000 pieces of this whimsical artwork crafted by Mexican artisans. Pieces of the collection are on display throughout the hotel and used to decorate the hotel during special holiday presentations. Be minutes away from the Old West in Amarillo. Amarillo sits at the crossroads of America, almost equidistant from both coasts. Amarillo and the surround- ing Panhandle area are a unique blend of two American eras. There are the working ranches, essentially unchanged in the day- to-day operations from the late nineteenth century, and there is a vibrant twenty-first cen- tury economy, providing leader- ship for the modern west. That's why we say when you step into Amarillo, you "Step Into The Real Texas." ■ • • •

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