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SOUTHEAST AREA HAS THE GREENBRIER Greenbrier County Greenbrier County is fortunately located in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains and has one of the South's premier resorts and also one its coolest small towns. The county's crown jewel is The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, a venerable luxury lodging that dates back to 1778 and is a National Historic landmark. Now a full-fledged resort, The Greenbrier offers impeccable service and first-rate lodging and amenities including a casino and the world's only Five-Star mineral spa. There are five championship golf courses on the beautifully landscaped 10,000-acre property. The 710-room property offers 10 lobbies, 33 suites and 96 guest and estate houses. The Greenbrier has more than 100,000 square feet of flexible meeting space including 40 breakout rooms and a 16,500-square-foot exhibit hall. State-of-the-art technology is present throughout and a Conference Concierge attends every meeting. The Four-Diamond, Four- The Greenbrier Star Greenbrier has received innumerable accolades and awards. It was a 2012 Reader's Choice Award winner. WV Living magazine readers deemed it the Best Romantic Getaway, Best Place to Get Married, Best Spa and Best Golf Course in its 2013 "Best of West Virginia" awards. Lewisburg Also in Greenbrier County is the town of Lewisburg, a town that has been recognized as one of a dozen distinctive destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, named a Top Southern Mountain Town in America, and picked by Budget Travel magazine in 2011 as one of America's Coolest Small Towns. WV Living magazine's "Best of Virginia" awards has it as the Best Small Town (southern region), Best Downtown and Best Place to Retire. Lewisburg features a charming downtown full of historic architecture, antique shops, art galleries, sidewalk cafes, B&Bs, and historic inns. ■ SUMMERSVILLE WELCOMES YOU TO ITS LAKE Summersville boasts the state's largest clear-water lake. Summersville Lake has all the normal lake activities and also a man-made beach and a lighthouse. The Summersville Lake Retreat Lighthouse, open year-round, offers a breathtaking view of the lake and the whole area from the top, said Marianne Taylor, Executive Director of both Summersville Convention & Visitors Bureau and of the Summersville Arena & Conference Center. The Summersville Arena & Conference Center is a 73,000-square-foot multi-use facility containing a 24,000square-foot main arena with seats that collapse and retract so that most of the space is available for exhibitions and special events. The Conference Center has a 3,700square-foot multi-purpose area. There are seven hotels in The Summersville Lake Summersville with nearly 600 rooms. ■ Retreat Lighthouse 48 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜NOVEMBER 2013 w w w. c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m