AUG 2014

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ 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 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 42 Metro Area Rooms: 2,500 Largest Room Block: 1,800 City Population: 50,000 Area Population: 120,000 Why: We are your liaison with hotels/ Specialized servicing includes welcome bags, brochures, registration, spouse Differentia: All roads lead to the Heart of Louisiana where you can experience our diverse culture of living history, art, central location. Alexandria Riverfront Center 707 Second St. (71031) Phone: (318) 442-9546 Fax: (318) 443-1617 Mtg. Rms: 8 /Total Sq. Ft: 40,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 32,000 Cap. Mtg: 3,400 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,250 10' x 10' Booths: 200 The Wesley Center 2350 Methodist Pkwy. Woodworth (71485) Phone: (318) 449-4500 Fax: (318) 449-4700 Contact: Roseanne Gillespie, Exec. Dir. Judy Camp, Events Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 64 Mtg. Rms: 20 /Total Sq. Ft: 16,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 3,800 Cap. Mtg: 300 /Cap. Bnqt: 225 Why: Secluded atmosphere, nature trails, fitness center, sports field, pavilion, labyrinth, 32-acre lake. Differentia: Centrally located, hotel-style lodging with private baths, buffet-style dining, 15 miles from Alexandria International Airport, airport shuttle, complimentary A/V equipment. Loyd Hall Plantation 201 Johnston, Suite 101 (71301) 292 Loyd Bridge Road (71325) Phone: (318) 776-5641 Toll Free: (888) 602-5693 Fax: (318) 445-1283 Contact: Sandy Langston, GM E-Mail: innkeeper@ Website: Guest Rooms: 7 /Suites: 2 Mtg. Rms: 4 Total Sq. Ft: 800 Cap. Mtg: 80 /Cap. Bnqt: 80 Why: NON-TRADITIONAL MEETING LOCATION. Meetings, retreats, seminars, continuing education, social events. Available on site: WiFi access, large-screen TV, guided plantation tour, food service. Differentia: Listed on the National Historic Register. Located in the heart of a 640-acre working plantation. Framed by stately oaks, surrounded by sugar cane, Paragon Casino Resort & Conference Center 711 Paragon Place, Marksville (71351) Phone: (800) 946-1946, ext. 6392 Toll Free: (800) WIN-1-WIN Fax: (318) 253-2033 Contact: Jessica Holcomb, Group Sales Rep. Christy Brunson, Group Sales Rep. E-Mail: jholcomb@paragon Website: Facebook: casinoresort Twitter: YouTube: paragoncasinoresort Guest Rooms: 531 /Suites: 77 Mtg. Rms: 14 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 23,200 Cap. Mtg: 2,500 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,250 Total Sq. Ft: 75,000 Why: Business center, VIP floor, wireless Internet access, 2 lounges, 6 restaurants, Differentia: Midweek budget meetings welcome! Louisianaʼs most centrally located luxury resort. Full array of profes- planning staff. Just 90 minutes from Alexandria (AEX). SEE AD ON PG. 103 + WATCH A VIDEO ON THIS SITE'S ONLINE LISTING Baton Rouge Visit Baton Rouge P. O. Box 4149 (70821) 359 Third St. (70801) Phone: (225) 383-1825 Toll Free: (800) LA-ROUGE Fax: (225) 382-3579 Contact: Geraldine Bordelon, CMP, Dir. of Destination Sales E-Mail: Website: Facebook: visitbatonrouge Twitter: Pinterest: visitbatonrouge LinkedIn: visit-baton-rouge YouTube: batonrougetravel Metro Area Rooms: 13,000 Largest Room Block: 3,000 City Population: 400,000 Area Population: 600,000 Why: Baton Rouge is home to a bevy of From booking to registration assistance, Visit Baton Rouge can lend a helping hand. Voted "Best Foodie City for Groups" 2014. Differentia: If youʼre looking for a truly unique setting for your next meeting or convention, then look no further than Baton Rouge. With more than 225,000 Louisiana Alexandria Alexandria/ Pineville Area CVB P. O. Box 1070 (71309-1070) 707 Second St. (71301) Phone: (318) 442-9546 Toll Free: (800) 551-9546 Fax: (318) 443-1617 Contact: Julie Bayone, Dir. of Sales Sherry Smith-Ellington, Exec. Dir. E-Mail: Website: event-planners

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