APR 2014

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ A P R I L 2 0 1 4 42 O K L A H O M A C I T Y With The Cox Convention Center just steps away from a number of hotels and the vibrant Bricktown Entertainment District, downtown Oklahoma City provides convenience and connectivity for meeting planners and atten- dees. The Cox Convention Center features 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 25,000- square-foot ballroom, 21 meeting rooms and a 15,000-seat arena. The Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel is connected by a skybridge to the Cox Convention Center. The Renaissance, has 258 rooms, 53 suites, 49 meeting rooms, 66,000 square feet of total meeting space, and ample exhibition space on site. The hotel boasts an indoor pool, a newly renovated spa and fitness center, fine dining at 10 North Grille, and Star- buck's coffee and other goodies at Caffeina's Marketplace. The Sheraton Oklahoma City Down- town Hotel is also connected to the Cox Convention Center in downtown Okla- homa City by an underground concourse. It is across from the Chesapeake Energy Arena, just a few blocks from the Bricktown Entertainment District, and is the metro area's largest business and convention hotel. The Sher- aton offers more than 17,000 square feet of flexi- ble meeting space, including 14 well-configured meeting rooms, two full ballrooms, the Chef's Dining Room, the Wine Room, and has 395 guest rooms, including 11 suites. ■ Just west of the convention center is the Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. In 2011, the Myriad Botanical Gardens underwent a $38 million transformation project in which the outdoor grounds were completely transformed into an urban recreation wonder- land, complete with a restaurant, interactive water features, a new childrenʼs garden, dog release area, grand event lawn and more . ■ Visit OKC 3 Words... Urban Recreation Wonderland Where Meetings Are In The Center Of It All The Cox Convention Center features the Blue Line Restaurant & Bar. The Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel is connected by a skybridge to the Cox Convention Center. w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 23-52 CS April 2014_Layout 1 3/27/14 4:21 PM Page 42

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