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AUG 2018

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Omni Houston Hotel Four Riverway (77056-1999) Phone: (713) 871-8181 Toll Free: (800) 578-2900 Fax: (713) 871-8116 Contact: Octave Brunet, Dir. of Sales/Mktg. E-Mail: obrunet@omnihotels.com Website: www.omnihoustonhotel.com Guest Rooms: 378 /Suites: 33 Mtg. Rms: 26 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 10,057 Cap. Mtg: 1,111 /Cap. Bnqt: 864 Total Sq. Ft: 40,000 On Site: including: Wi-Fi; complimentary local shuttle within 3 mile radius, including transportation to The Galleria Mall; 24-hour fitness center; concierge services; Birdies restaurant, serving breakfast, lobby bar, La Reserve Whiskey Room, featuring premium blends; Common Color, a high-end retail space; Black Swan Night Club, Houston's premier night life hot spot; 2 resort-style outdoor swimming pools; Comments: Centrally located in Houston's Uptown/Post Oak/Galleria district, this luxurious hotel offers resort amenities with the convenience of an urban setting. $30 million renovation in 2018. Omni Houston Hotel Westside 13210 Katy Freeway (77079) Phone: (281) 558-8338 Fax: (281) 558-3889 Contact: Meghan Moreo, Dir. of Sales/Mktg. Jane Pierce, Sr. Sales Mgr. E-Mail: meghan.moreo@omnihotels.com Website: www.omnihotels.com/ HoustonWestside Guest Rooms: 400 /Suites: 12 Mtg. Rms: 25 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 9,800 Cap. Mtg: 1,111 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,000 Total Sq. Ft: 25,000 On Site: including Wi-Fi; complimentary local executive shuttle within 5-mile radius; 24-hour fitness center; Cafe on the Lake restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner Comments: A peaceful water garden welcomes you with cascading waterfalls, setting. This 4-Star hotel is surrounded 400 well-appointed guest room accom- modations. Royal Sonesta Houston 2222 West Loop South (77027) Phone: (713) 627-7600 Fax: (713) 961-5575 Contact: Stasha Irby, Sales Mgr. Rick Reed, Dir. of Sales/Mktg. E-Mail: sking1@sonesta.com Website: www.sonesta.com/ RoyalHouston Guest Rooms: 485 /Suites: 13 Mtg. Rms: 22 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 11,208 Cap. Mtg: 1,215 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,080 Total Sq. Ft: 50,000 On Site: Personal conference service innovative catering team. Centralized meeting planner inspired event space with complimentary Wi-Fi. Comments: Located in the heart of world famous Galleria shopping center, this AAA 4-Diamond luxury property is elegant. 8 miles from Downtown Houston, the George R. Brown The Whitehall Houston 1700 Smith St. (77002) Phone: (713) 739-8800 Toll Free: (800) 348-4978 Fax: (713) 739-8806 Contact: Tanya Taylor, Dir. of Sales E-Mail: ttaylor@thewhitehallhouston.com Website: www.thewhitehallhouston.com Guest Rooms: 259 /Suites: 7 Mtg. Rms: 15 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 4,400 Cap. Mtg: 400 /Cap. Bnqt: 340 Total Sq. Ft: 11,000 On Site: With 259 meticulously renovated guest rooms featuring Sotherly's Signature Beautyrest ® mattresses, an outdoor rooftop pool, three thoroughly authentic - ture treats including our "Southern Delight" cookies, you'll enjoy an unforgettable Houston experience with the perfect blend Comments: The Whitehall's coveted location in Houston's Central Business District is the perfect starting point for exploring the city's hidden gems can't- miss attractions. We're just a short stroll from the Theater District, sports arenas eclectic shopping as well as Houston's on business? Our boutique hotel is less than a mile from the George R. Brown Houston's major corporations via sky- Huntsville Huntsville Tourism Department 7600 Hwy. 75 S Phone: (936) 291-9726 Toll Free: (800) 289-0389 Fax: (936) 291-5936 Contact: Kimm Thomas, Dir. of Tourism Jamie Matthews, Guest Services Coord. E-Mail: kthomas@huntsvilletx.gov Website: www.huntsvilletexas.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ SamHoustonStatueTX Twitter: @visitsamhouston LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/ sam-houston-statue-visitor-s-center/2b/ b79/891 YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/ UCEXPkNPhQxyFGZht4Ywv2ow Metro Area Rooms: 853 Largest Room Block: 450 City Population: 37,537 Area Population: 63,304 Services: Advance literature packages (maps, attractions, demographics). Organizational planning assistance, including volunteers to assist with regis- Organized tours for spouses, convention groups or others. Step-on guide service. Comments: Located on I-45 between Houston, historic downtown, university, state park. Let our professional staff help needs. "A warm welcome awaits!" Hurst Hurst Conference Center 1601 Campus Dr. (76054) Phone: (817) 581-0044 Fax: (817) 581-0033 Contact: Lisa Sherman, Sales Mgr. Chris Connolly, Exec. Dir. E-Mail: lsherman@hurstcc.com Website: www.hurstcc.com Mtg. Rms: 13 /Total Sq. Ft: 50,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 14,000 Cap. Mtg: 1,200 /Cap. Bnqt: 900 10' x 10' Booths: 82 Description: There's 50,000 square feet of versatile event space. Full-service A/V, Comments: We're located in the heart of the DFW Metroplex, minutes from DFW International Airport. Our facility has 50,000 square feet of versatile event catering. For overnight accommodations, now open, The Hilton Garden Inn Dallas at The Hurst Conference Center. This facility is conveniently connected to the conference center. The HGI has multiple anywhere within a 5 mile radius. Irving Irving CVB 500 W Las Colinas Blvd. (75039) Phone: (972) 252-7476 Toll Free: (800) 247-8464 Fax: (972) 401-7729 Contact: Lori Fojtasek, Dir. of Sales Maura Gast, FCDME, Exec. Dir. E-Mail: lfojtasek@irvingtexas.com Website: www.irvingtexas.com Metro Area Rooms: 13,000 Largest Room Block: 1,500 City Population: 250,000 Area Population: 6,000,000 Services: Provide complimentary: a selection folders, name badges, shopping bags, research. Let us do the "leg work" for you! Comments: Big skies, stunning sunsets, center that anchors a walkable entertain- ment complex with trendy restaurants, bars hotel. Irving, Texas brings you the whole show, just 10 minutes from DFW airport. Killeen Killeen Civic & Conference Center & CVB P. O. Box 1329 (76540) 3601 S. WS Young Dr. (76542) Phone: (254) 501-3888 Fax: (254) 501-6512 Contact: Kathie Mulheron, Director Tanida Mullen, Assn. Sales Mgr. E-Mail: info@visitkilleen.com Website: www.visitkilleen.com, www.killeenciviccenter.com Metro Area Rooms: 3,500 Largest Room Block: 500 City Population: 127,000 Area Population: 500,000 Services: Killeen offers excellent service, Kille provides flexible meeting space with 63,000 square feet plus an additional 53,000 square feet of multi-use space located on the complex. Comments: Killeen is centrally located within driving distance from 80% of the state of Texas. With military history, a state-of-the-art golf course, performing annual events, Killeen is the perfect place to host your next event. Laredo Laredo CVB 501 San Agustin (78040) Phone: (956) 795-2200 Toll Free: (800) 361-3360 Fax: (956) 795-2185 Contact: Joel Vazquez, Sales Mgr. E-Mail: jvazquez@ci.laredo.tx.us Website: www.visitlaredo.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ VisitLaredoTexas Twitter: @VisitLaredoTx Instagram: www.instagram.com/ VisitLaredoTx Metro Area Rooms: 4,000 Largest Room Block: 1,600 City Population: 200,000 Area Population: 750,000 Services: Laredo is ready to host your next meeting. From set-up to take down, let the Laredo CVB assist you along every step of the way. Comments: Contact the Laredo CVB for a complimentary meeting planner tool kit at (800) 361-3360. Enjoy the South Texas landscape while you quench your thirst with a Border Breeze or Sol de Laredo, Laredo's official drinks! SEE AD ON PG. 105 Longview Longview CVB P. O. Box 1952 (75606) 300 W Cotton St. (75601) Phone: (903) 753-3281 Contact: Carrie Fisher, Tourism Coord. E-Mail: cvb@longviewtexas.gov Website: www.visitlongviewtexas.com Metro Area Rooms: 2,750 City Population: 81,000 Area Population: 200,000 Services: The Maude Cobb Convention meeting space to fit your event. Longview is also home to new full-service hotels conventions. Comments: its history, you'll have the opportunity to embrace your life's adventure by enjoying culture, which is sure to deliver an enjoy- Lubbock Visit Lubbock, the CVB 1500 Broadway, 6th Floor (79401) Phone: (806) 747-5232 Toll Free: (800) 692-4035 Fax: (806) 747-1419 Contact: Amy Zientek, Dir. of Sales Website: www.VisitLubbock.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/ visitlubbock Twitter: @Visit_Lubbock YouTube: www.youtube.com/come visitlubbock Metro Area Rooms: 5,700 City Population: 258,992 Area Population: 639,921 (Region) Services: Visit Lubbock's friendly staff provides professional planning assistance everything from a comprehensive assistance. Comments: Attendees can discover a blend of one-of-a-kind attractions including award-winning wineries, championship golf courses, internationally recognized museums, an eclectic assortment of SEE AD ON PG. 106 Texas ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ 2 0 1 8 / 2 0 1 9 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 104

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