AUG 2014

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2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 M E E T I N G S I T E S G U I D E ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 37 Savannah International Trade & Convention Center P. O. Box 248 (31402-0248) One International Dr. (31421) Phone: (912) 447-4000 Fax: (912) 447-4722 Contact: Fredia Brady, Sr. Dir. of Sales/Mktg. E-Mail: Website: Mtg. Rms: 18 /Total Sq. Ft: 100,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 97,750 Cap. Mtg: 2,500 /Cap. Bnqt: 3,500 10' x 10' Booths: 560 Cap. of Theater: 367 Differentia: Located on the Savannah River, the center features a 100,000- square-foot exhibit hall, a 25,000-square- 18 meeting rooms. SEE AD ON BACK COVER Coastal Georgia Center 305 Fahm St. (31401) Phone: (912) 651-2844 Fax: (912) 644-7901 Contact: Peter N. Mastopoulos, Ed.D., Operations/Facilities Mgr Douglas R. Wright, Admin. Specialist, CE Facilities E-Mail: coastalgactr@georgia Website: Mtg. Rms: 15 /Total Sq. Ft: 30,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 7,900 Cap. Mtg: 450 /Cap. Bnqt: 400 10' x 10' Booths: 22 Cap. of Theater: 370 Why: Wireless Internet access, computer f, A/V capabilities, variety of local caterers parking spaces. Differentia: The Coastal Georgia Center venue nestled in the beautiful Historic District of Savannah, Ga., adjacent to the Savannah Vi History Museum. Richmond Hill City Center 520 Cedar St., Richmond Hill (31324) Phone: (912) 445-0043 E-Mail: Website: Facebook: richmondhillcitycenter Twitter: Pinterest: rhcitycenter q=richmond+hill+city+center+ (commercial+final+3) Mtg. Rms: 11 /Total Sq. Ft: 22,800 Cap. Mtg: 400 /Cap. Bnqt: 280 Cap. of Theater: 400 Why: With our country club atmosphere, seasoned staff expertise, the Richmond Hill City Center is conference on the I-95 corridor between conference rooms are fully equipped with state-of-the-art A/V equipment. Differentia: Green meeting approved, sustainable vegetable garden, On-site culinary team, complimentary parking, state-of-the-art A/V equipment, convenient location on the I-95 corridor between f. Our location allows us the opportunity to provide unique team building activities for your company. ATCH A VIDEO ON THIS SITE'S ONLINE LISTING Hamilton-Turner Inn 330 Abercorn St. (31401) Phone: (912) 233-1833 Contact: Susie Ridder, Inn Keeper Website: Guest Rooms: 17 /Suites: 6 Why: The Hamilton-Turner Inn is a beautiful historic home set amongst the magnolias on Lafayette Square. The amenities are incredible! SEE AD ON BACK COVER Hilton Savannah DeSoto 15 E Liberty St. (31401) Phone: (912) 232-9000 Toll Free: (877) 280-0751 Fax: (912) 231-1633 Contact: Kim Chambless, Dir. of Sales/Mktg. E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 246 /Suites: 4 Mtg. Rms: 14 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 5,400 Cap. Mtg: 850 /Cap. Bnqt: 550 Total Sq. Ft: 20,000 Why: Complimentary wireless Internet on-site A/V services, business center, restaurant in lobby. Starbucks Coffee kiosk. E-Mail: nessmith-laneconfctr@ Website: Mtg. Rms: 12/16 Divided Total Sq. Ft: 28,765 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 10,915 Cap. Mtg: 630 /Cap. Bnqt: 400 Cap. of Theater: 376 Why: Smart room capabilities, Wireless Internet access, video conferencing capabilities, A/V support, trained technicians, convenient complimentary Differentia: Whether you are planning a conference, business meeting, workshop, seminar or an executive retreat, our f are waiting to serve your needs. Valdosta Valdosta - Lowndes Conference Center & Tourism Authority One Meeting Place (31601) Phone: (229) 245-0513 Toll Free: (800) 569-TOUR Fax: (229) 245-5240 Contact: Sandra Roose, Dir. of Sales/Mktg. Tyra Howard, Dir. of Tourism E-Mail: Website: Facebook: rainwaterconference-center/ 503702166366744 Twitter: Metro Area Rooms: 4,100 Largest Room Block: 700 City Population: 55,000+ Area Population: 120,000+ Why: For CVB questions, please call Tyra Howard. For conference center inquiries or bookings, call Sandra Roose. Location s attractive 3 minute drive. Direct access to I-75 preferred route to Floridaʼs theme parks. Differentia: Located on I-75, 3.5 hours Atlanta. Easily accessible by automobile or air. A state-of-the-art, 23,000-square-foot conference center just off I-75. Over 10,000 square feet of exhibit hall space, versatile pre-function areas, a 3,300 square-foot conference room, SEE AD ON PG. 36 James H. Rainwater Conference Center One Meeting Place (31601) Phone: (229) 245-0513 Toll Free: (800) 569-TOUR Fax: (229) 245-5240 Contact: Sandra Roose, Dir. of Sales Tyra Howard, Dir. of Tourism/Film E-Mail: Website: Facebook: rainwaterconference-center/ 503702166366744 Twitter: Mtg. Rms: 11 /Total Sq. Ft: 47,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 11,102 Cap. Mtg: 1,086 /Cap. Bnqt: 860 10' x 10' Booths: 62 Cap. of Theater: 1,086 Why: Georgiaʼs attractive, year-round climate, Hotels, shopping/dining – all within a 3 minute drive. Direct access to I-75; preferred route to Floridaʼs theme parks. Differentia: Our unique architecture, staffing ensure that we will exceed your parking. SEE AD ON PG. 36 Warner Robins Museum of Aviation P. O. Box 2469 (31099) GA Hwy. . (31088) Phone: (478) 926-6870 Fax: (478) 923-8807 Contact: Karen Ross, Events Coord. Robert Dubiel, Dir. of Mktg. E-Mail: Website: Mtg. Rms: 6 /Total Sq. Ft: 64,000 Cap. Mtg: 240 /Cap. Bnqt: 600 Arena Cap: 600 Cap. of Theater: 240 Differentia: Have a small or large meeting A/V capabilities at the Museum of Aviation. An aviation art gallery (70), a seminar conference room (50), an aircraft hangar (200), an auditorium (240), a circular 3-story-ceiling rotunda teambuilding flight simulation center (20) can be reserved. Catering available. Follow these sites on social media! Find their Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn & YouTube sites within many of their listings. Georgia Differentia: Hilton Savannah Desoto hotel is in the center of historic Savannah, surrounded by boutiques, museums, restaurants, pubs, historic mansions/sites, Ocean Plaza Beach Resort P. O. Box 2880 1401 Strand Ave. (31328) Phone: (912) 786-7777, ext. 525 Toll Free: (800) 215-6370 Fax: (912) 786-7080 Contact: Jim Day, Dir E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 210 /Suites: 5 Mtg. Rms: 4 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 2,415 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 2,415 Cap. Mtg: 200 /Cap. Bnqt: 160 Total Sq. Ft: 3,000 Why: High-speed Internet access, 2 outdoor pools. Differentia: Oceanfront on Tybee Island, just 20 minutes from downtown Savannah, walking distance to shopping/ National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force P. O. Box 1992 175 Bourne Ave. (31322) Phone: (912) 748-8888 Fax: (912) 748-0209 Contact: Susan Eiseman, Dir. of Meetings, T Holly Kirkpatrick, Sr edding Specialist E-Mail: Website: Mtg. Rms: 5 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 3,100 Cap. Mtg: 400 /Cap. Bnqt: 300 Total Sq. Ft: 9,500 Cap. of Theater: 45 Differentia: Top-rated museum facility with extraordinary customer service, 5 different size meeting spaces set among on-site caterer, fully licensed for alcoholic beverage sales, wireless Internet in meet- ing areas, on-site A/V services, ample handicap accessible. Statesboro Nessmith-Lane Conference Center P. O. Box 8124 (30460-8124) 847 Plant Dr. (30460) Phone: (912) 478-5555 Toll Free: (855) 478-5551 Fax: (912) 478-0306 Contact: Margaret Lee-Jones, Operations/Facilities Mgr. 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