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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 49 Website: www.sonesta.com/ royalneworleans Facebook: www.facebook.com/ sonestaneworleans Twitter: twitter.com/royalsonestanoh YouTube: www.youtube.com/ royalneworleans Guest Rooms: 483 /Suites: 35 Mtg. Rms: 20 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 5,000 Cap. Mtg: 700 /Cap. Bnqt: 350 Total Sq. Ft: 20,000 Why: Business center, VIP floor, compli- mentary wireless Internet access in guest A/V services, fitness facility. Differentia: A destination of its own with 3 great restaurants as well as the Irvin Mayfieldʼ s Coffee Café, all on site. Along with a large tropi- French Quarter experience. Walk to New Orleans famous restaurants—all just steps away from our front door. Sheraton New Orleans Hotel 500 Canal St. (70130) Phone: (504) 595-5527 Toll Free: (800) 235-3396 Fax: (504) 592-5615 Contact: Ken Newman, Dir. of Sales Angela du Passage, Asst. Dir. of Sales E-Mail: sheraton_new_orleans@ sheraton.com Website: www.sheratonneworleans.com Guest Rooms: 1,110 /Suites: 53 Mtg. Rms: 54 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 28,000 Cap. Mtg: 2,700 /Cap. Bnqt: 2,000 Total Sq. Ft: 105,000 Why: Business center, VIP floor, wireless A/V services, 2 lounges, restaurant, . Differentia: On historic Canal Street bor- dering the French Quarter, just steps from famous restaurants, the Hotel features The Whitney Hotel - of the New Orleans Hotel Collections 610 Poydras Street Phone: (504) 581-4222 Contact: Michelle Jasper, Sales Rep. E-Mail: dawn.ledet@neworleans hotelcollection.com Website: www.whitneyhotel.com Guest Rooms: 93 /Suites: 23 Mtg. Rms: 3 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 600 Cap. Mtg: 25 /Cap. Bnqt: 75 Total Sq. Ft: 1,200 Why: Excellent location close to business Complimentary Wi-Fi, newspapers, fitness center assistance. Differentia: Unique historic, national reg- ister listed bank building. Boutique busi- ness atmosphere with Superdome at one the other. Shreveport/ Bossier City Shreveport/Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau P. O. Box 1761, Shreveport (71166) 629 Spring St. (71101) Phone: (318) 222-9391 Toll Free: (800) 551-8682 Fax: (318) 222-0056 Contact: Dianna Douglas, Regional Sales Mgr. Suzanne Manfredi, Conv. Sales Mgr. E-Mail: ddouglas@sbctb.org Website: www.shreveport-bossier.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/ louisianasotherside Twitter: twitter.com/sbctb Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/sbctb YouTube: www.youtube.com/sbctb11 Metro Area Rooms: 10,700 Largest Room Block: 2,500 City Population: 250,000 Area Population: 376,646 Why: Shreveport-Bossier, La. is an afford- able destination that offers great value at ties range from a 350,000-square-foot convention center to gaming venues. Many complimentary services are avail- able to assist groups. Differentia: Shreveport-Bossier, La. is conveniently situated in the northwest corner of Louisiana. Planners love the ATCH A VIDEO ON THIS SITE'S ONLINE LISTING Shreveport Convention Center P. O. Box 1774, Shreveport (71166-1774) 400 Caddo St. (71101) Phone: (318) 841-4203 Fax: (318) 841-4040 Contact: Erika Roberts, Dir. of Sales/Mktg. Karen Kelly, Sales Mgr. E-Mail: eroberts@shreveportcenter.com Website: www.shreveportcenter.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ shreveportconventioncenter Mtg. Rms: 15 /Total Sq. Ft: 350,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 95,007 Cap. Mtg: 8,600 /Cap. Bnqt: 18,212 10' x 10' Booths: 500 Differentia: The new 350,000-square-foot convention center is the largest facility in garage. CenturyLink Center 2000 CenturyLink Center Dr. Bossier City (71112) Phone: (318) 747-2501 Fax: (318) 747-2505 Mtg. Rms: 2 /Total Sq. Ft: 30,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 30,000 Cap. Mtg: 3,500 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,200 10' x 10' Booths: 160 Arena Cap: 13,000 Hirsch Coliseum/ State Fair of Louisiana 3701 Hudson Ave., Shreveport (71109) Phone: (318) 635-1361 Fax: (318) 631-4909 Mtg. Rms: 15 /Total Sq. Ft: 125,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 28,800 Cap. Mtg: 10,300 /Cap. Bnqt: 2,800 10' x 10' Booths: 1,562 Arena Cap: 10,300 Cypress Bend Golf Resort & Conference Center 2000 Cypress Bend Pkwy., Many (71449) Phone: (318) 590-1500 Fax: (318) 590-0550 Guest Rooms: 95 /Suites: 17 Mtg. Rms: 11 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 3,432 Cap. Mtg: 400 /Cap. Bnqt: 250 Total Sq. Ft: 11,000 DiamondJacks Casino & Resort 711 DiamondJacks Blvd. I-20, Exit 20A (71111) Phone: (318) 678-7777 Fax: (318) 425-4617 Suites: 568 Mtg. Rms: 8 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 12,000 Cap. Mtg: 1,600 /Cap. Bnqt: 800 Total Sq. Ft: 22,000 Hilton Shreveport 104 Market St., Shreveport (71101) Phone: (318) 698-0900 Fax: (318) 698-0515 Contact: Marianne McConathy-Nelson, Dir. of Sales/Mktg. E-Mail: marianne.nelson@hilton.com Website: www.shreveport.hilton.com Guest Rooms: 313 /Suites: 16 Mtg. Rms: 3 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 16,000 Cap. Mtg: 120 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,500 Total Sq. Ft: 350,000 Why: Business center, wireless Internet access, A/V services, lounge, 2 . Differentia: 313 luxury guest rooms, 350,000-square-feet of state-of-the-art Shreveport Convention Center. Hotel is just 2 blocks from the Shreveport Riverboat Casinos. Sci-Port Discovery Center 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport (71101) Phone: (318) 424-3466 Fax: (318) 222-5592 Mtg. Rms: 1 /Total Sq. Ft: 92,000 Slidell Northshore Harbor Center 100 Harbor Center Blvd. (70461) Phone: (985) 781-3650 Fax: (985) 781-3649 Contact: Tricia Collins, Event Mgr. Eileen Sementilli, Event Mgr. E-Mail: klowrey@harborcenter.org Website: www.northshore harborcenter.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/ northshore-harbor-center/9209518637 Twitter: twitter.com/harborcenter LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ northshore-harbor-center Mtg. Rms: 5 /Total Sq. Ft: 45,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 18,000 Cap. Mtg: 2,370 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,100 10' x 10' Booths: 110 Arena Cap: 14,000 Why: Full-service venue featuring complimentary parking, shift shape walls for maximum flexibility, wireless Internet, floor boxes every 30 feet with electric, . Differentia: Weʼre not just renting a building, we are setting the standard for service. If you can imagine it, we can create it. Louisiana Lafayette's Southern Charm Experience the rich Cajun and Creole culture in the "Crawfish Capital of the World!" Lafayette, in the heart of Cajun Country, is a region rich in tradition and full of the energy and spirit. Explore North Americaʼs largest river swamp that has shaped the peoples of this area as well as provided a background for much of the areaʼs folklore. Then stoll around the downtown historic district and its art galleries and public parks that host numer- ous events such as the annual Crawfish Festival each May. ■

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