NOV 2014

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w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m E D I T O R ' S HOT PICKS THE ALABAMA GULF COAST is a hidden gem destination for meetings as itʼs not as widely recognized as its neigh- boring beaches along the Florida Panhandle. However, the area packs a big punch with groups with its numerous resort and condominium options and unique attractions. TOP PICKS: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (800) 745-SAND (7263) "Be transformed by our sugar-white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Enjoy family-friendly attractions, fresh Gulf seafood, and luxurious accommodations." The Grand Hotel Marriott Point Clear Resort & Spa (251) 928-9201 "Email to learn more about our 'Warm Meetings Special' for November-December y-February 2015/2016." FOLLOW UP: Caribe, The Resort Perdido Beach Resort The Beach Club www.thebeachclub. ALABAMA GULF COAST Visit for more about the Alabama Gulf Coast area through our interactive N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 4 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ A L A B A M A G U L F C O A S T The Wharf in Orange Beach is a resort destination with unique dining, entertainment and dining options, as well as rental condominiums, an amphitheater, a conference center and event spaces such as Heron Pointe. Offering 10,580 square feet of space for groups of up to 400, Heron Pointe is a multi-room facility reminiscent of a historic Southern home with gazebo and porches. ■ Comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy (known as the Blue Collar guys) are opening a 600-acre Blue Collar Country Complex in Foley, just north of Gulf Shores. The complex is set to include a 150-room hotel, retail, an RV resort, rides, a 100,000-square-foot events center and restaurants. Foley Mayor John Koniar said along with the 100,000-square-foot multi-purpose events center, the complex will include state- of-the-art athletic fields. ■ Get Ready To Let The Good Times Roll At Blue Collar Country Complex Events Spin At The Wharf 37

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