APR 2014

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A P R I L 2 0 1 4 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 49 E D I T O R ' S HOT PICKS RICHMOND IN-DEPTH Visit for more about the Richmond area through our interactive Insiderʼs Guide THE RICHMOND REGION has over 18,000 hotel rooms, the largest con- vention center in Virginia, a recently updated international airport, more than 80 attractions like Kings Dominion amusement park, and more than 900 area restaurants from down-home South- ern barbecue and uptown haute cuisine. ELEGANT EVENT HALL: The Renais- sance Conference Center is located in a 1887 Masonic Temple and this historic building can accommodate up to 600, theater style in its three meeting rooms, and 100 in a fourth room. The staff can provide audio/visual equipment, food and beverage service and there is ample, convenient parking. TOP PICKS: Greater Richmond Convention Center (804) 783-7300 "The Greater Richmond Convention Center…state-of-the-art, contemporary, service-oriented…accommodating events from 12 to 12,000 expertly." Richmond Raceway Complex (804) 228-7506 www.richmondraceway "Richmond Raceway Complex is more than just racing! Our unique venues range from Exhibition Halls to our executive level suite, The Torque Club." FOLLOW UP: Richmond Region Tourism R I C H M O N D Events turn into performances at Richmond CenterStage, a multi-venue complex with the Carpenter Theatre (pictured here), the Gottwald Playhouse and the Rhythm Hall—all of which offer state-of-the-art lighting, acoustics, seating and stage operations. ■ Hit The Stage! The Richmond Raceway Complex provides 156,000 square feet of exhibit space, a meeting capacity of up to 10,000, banquet facilities for 2,500, and 10 meeting rooms of various sizes. The TORQUE Club (pictured below) is one of the raceway's meeting venues. This 15,000-square-foot facility offers a modern atmosphere with two built-in bars, drop-down audio/visual screens, over 60 plasma TVs, and views of a racetrack. ■ ZOOM ZOOM 23-52 CS April 2014_Layout 1 3/27/14 4:27 PM Page 49

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