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 Differentia: Ta holds its own against Las Vegasʼ best. of the Texas Hill Country. Add a Tom Top it off with 26,000 square feet of meeting space. Now set it in Lake Charles, La. It doesnʼt get any better than this. Many Toledo Bend Lake Country/Sabine Parish Tourist Commission 1601 Texas Hwy. (71449) Phone: (318) 256-5880 Toll Free: (800) 358-7802 Fax: (318) 256-4137 Contact: Linda Curtis-Sparks, Exec. Dir. E-Mail: director@toledobend Website: Metro Area Rooms: 600 Area Population: 24,000 Differentia: Toledo Bend Lake Country offers a magnificent 186,000-acre reser- voir with great guided fishing experiences, Gardens in the Forest. Metairie Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport - of the New Orleans Hotel Collection 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner (70062) Phone: (504) 467-5611 Fax: (504) 469-4915 Contact: Amber Ward, Sales Mgr. Rob Ory, Sales Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 292 /Suites: 3 Mtg. Rms: 12 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 6,968 Cap. Mtg: 776 /Cap. Bnqt: 580 Total Sq. Ft: 11,445 Why: Business center, VIP floor, wireless Internet access, A/V services, lounge, . Largest ballroom in region. Dedicated meeting services manager. Differentia: Large ballroom with breakout space. Executive Floor with lounge. Wireless high-speed Internet. Comp- limentary airport shuttle. Large fitness center artesian well water. We are much more than a Crowne Plaza. Number one in area for New Orleans Louisiana's Northshore/ St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission 68099 Hwy. 59, Mandeville (70471) Phone: (985) 892-0520 Fax: (985) 892-1441 Metro Area Rooms: 2,500 Largest Room Block: 400 City Population: 70,000 Area Population: 230,000 New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 900 Convention Center Blvd. (70130) Phone: (504) 582-3023 Fax: (504) 582-3032 Contact: Elaine Williams, Dir. of Sales E-Mail: Website: Mtg. Rms: 140 /Total Sq. Ft: 1,100,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 1,100,000 Cap. Mtg: 35,000 /Cap. Bnqt: 10,000 10' x 10' Booths: 5,700 Fax: (985) 380-2876 Contact: Carrie Stansbury, Exec. Dir. E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 1,000 Largest Room Block: 250 City Population: 25,103 Area Population: 67,249 Why: Convention planning, tourist Convention staff assistance, itinerary Differentia: The Cajun Coast. The perfect location for eco-tourism meetings, RV from New Orleans. New Iberia Hampton Inn & Suites - New Iberia 400 Spanish Towne Blvd. (70560) Phone: (337) 321-6700 Fax: (337) 321-6659 Contact: Kim Cusimano, GM E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 102 Mtg. Rms: 2 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 3,500 Cap. Mtg: 350 /Cap. Bnqt: 380 Total Sq. Ft: 3,500 Louisiana Holiday Inn Metairie New Orleans Airport 2261 N Causeway Blvd. (70001) Phone: (504) 373-5946 Toll Free: (800) HOLIDAY Fax: (504) 301-0174 Contact: Tahane Khaled, Dir. of Sales/Mktg. Jennifer Shutt, Catering Mgr. E-Mail: We bsite: Guest Rooms: 205 /Suites: 12 Mtg. Rms: 7 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 3,000 Cap. Mtg: 350 /Cap. Bnqt: 200 Total Sq. Ft: 12,000 Why: Beautifully appointed meeting space on a private floor with 5 seperate meeting rooms serve 10-325 with ease. Differentia: Excellent location off I-10, minutes from the French Quarter. Complimentary parking Dedicated banquet staff. Customizable fantastic menus. Morgan City Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau P. O. Box 2332 (70381) 900 Dr. MLK Blvd. (70380) Phone: (985) 380-8224 Toll Free: (800) 256-2931 47

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