AUG 2018

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⎜ 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 20 Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism One Capitol Mall, 4A-900 Little Rock (72201) Phone: (501) 682-1081 Fax: (501) 682-2523 Bentonville Visit Bentonville 104 E Central Ave. (72712) Phone: (479) 271-9153, ext. 207 Toll Free: (800) 410-2535 Fax: (479) 464-4298 Contact: Amanda Khanga, Meetings Sales Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 8,000 Largest Room Block: 2,193 City Population: 47,093 Area Population: 525,032 Services: Services include RFP dissemination, site inspections, registra- tion assistance, on-site conference visitor information, personal welcome committee at airport or conference center, welcome address by city leader, marketing collateral for attendee recruitment, web Comments: Be Unconventional; by utilizing any combination of the 9 venue locations around our charming downtown square, your attendees can explore the culture of our community. Visit Bentonville's detailed approach ensures you will think of our team as an extension of your team. DoubleTree Suites by Hilton - Bentonville 301 Southeast Walton Blvd. (72712) Phone: (479) 268-6107 Fax: (479) 845-7771 Suites: 140 Mtg. Rms: 7 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 4,050 Cap. Mtg: 450 /Cap. Bnqt: 320 Total Sq. Ft: 8,690 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 600 Museum Way Phone: (479) 418-5700 Fax: (479) 418-5701 Contact: Jason Zeller, Dir. of Culinary Operations Barbara Tillman, Special Events Sales Coord. E-Mail: Website: Mtg. Rms: 6 /Total Sq. Ft: 4,180 Cap. Mtg: 350 /Cap. Bnqt: 225 Cap. of Theater: 350 Comments: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art features some of the most elegant event venues in the region, offer- ing facilities for a wide variety of events. Enjoy beautiful views of Crystal Bridges' pond landscape from the Museum's Great Hall or restaurant, dance the night away on our spacious outdoor landing, or celebrate alongside the Art Trail on the Museum's South Lawn, surrounded by native Ozark forest. Your guests also have the unique opportunity to experience the Museum's breathtaking collection of American Art. Conway Conway CVB 900 Oak St. (72034) Phone: (501) 327-7788 Toll Free: (888) 270-9901 Fax: (501) 325-3286 Contact: Rachel Shaw, Dir. of Destination Mktg. E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 2,052 City Population: 60,000 Area Population: 724,385 Services: Conway is a college town with a young, eager to help population. Call Rachel Shaw for a list of great meeting spaces. Eureka Springs Eureka Springs City Advertising & Promotion Commission P. O. Box 522 121 E Van Buren, Suite 3B (72632) Phone: (479) 253-7333 Fax: (479) 363-9380 The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa 75 Prospect Ave. (72632) Phone: (479) 363-6322 Toll Free: (800) 903-4940 Fax: (479) 253-0391 Contact: Jodie English Brown, Dir. of Sales E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 76 /Suites: 12 Mtg. Rms: 2 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 2,497 Cap. Mtg: 250 /Cap. Bnqt: 250 Total Sq. Ft: 3,810 On Site: Historic Hotel of America branded resort located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains in NW Arkansas. Easy Comments: Historic ambiance in the unique village of Eureka Springs sur- historic architecture. The 1905 Basin Park Hotel 12 Spring St. (72632) Phone: (479) 253-7837 Fax: (479) 253-6985 Guest Rooms: 59 /Suites: 26 Mtg. Rms: 3 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 2,800 Cap. Mtg: 200 /Cap. Bnqt: 210 Total Sq. Ft: 7,600 Fayetteville Experience Fayetteville 21 S Block Ave., Suite 100 (72701) Phone: (479) 521-5776 Toll Free: (800) 766-4626 Fax: (479) 571-4731 Contact: Julie Pennington, Dir. of Sales E-Mail: jpennington@experience Website: Metro Area Rooms: 2,000+ City Population: 84,000 Area Population: 525,000 Services: Affordable, diverse venues for accommodations, group-travel planning with a variety of itineraries, accessible Comments: Located in the Ozarks, Northwest Arkansas is an epicenter for Fayetteville's historic culture offers every- thing: entertainment, food, attractions, University of Arkansas The Global Campus, Fayettevile 2 E Center (72701) Phone: (479) 575-6489 Fax: (479) 575-6673 Mtg. Rms: 12 /Total Sq. Ft: 11,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 7,000 Cap. Mtg: 350 /Cap. Bnqt: 200 10' x 10' Booths: 60 Arena Cap: 700 The Chancellor Hotel 70 N East Ave. (72701) Phone: (479) 442-5555 Toll Free: (866) 384-4087 Fax: (479) 442-2105 Contact: Katherine Kinney, Dir. of Sales/Mktg. RoAnna McDaniel, Catering Sales Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 206 /Suites: 15 Mtg. Rms: 10 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 4,800 Cap. Mtg: 700 /Cap. Bnqt: 600 Total Sq. Ft: 14,000 On Site: Business center, wireless high- speed internet access, A/V services, lounge, restaurant, heated outdoor pool, Comments: Located in the heart of downtown Fayetteville, The Chancellor Hotel offers 14,000 square feet of meeting than 2 blocks from the Fayetteville Town Center for additional meeting space. Fort Smith Fort Smith CVB 2 N B St. (72901) Phone: (479) 783-8888 Toll Free: (800) 637-1477 Fax: (479) 784-2421 Contact: Amy Jones, Russ Jester, MarCom. Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Facebook: ExperienceFortSmith Twitter: @expfortsmith Pinterest: ExpFortSmith LinkedIn: YouTube: UCdAClrUs7oRq8xDJsCbdoHw Instagram: ExpFortSmith Metro Area Rooms: 4,019 Largest Room Block: 1,400 City Population: 88,100 Area Population: 281,500 Services: Our team consists of highly- skilled professionals with backgrounds in allow us to offer a range of specialized event services that consistently exceed client expectations. We provide a superior level of service that makes planning, man- as stress-free as possible. Comments: Because of Fort Smith's central geography, it is extremely easy to get here via multiple contiguous U.S. Interstate routes that stretch from coast to coast. You can also reach the city by sky - wide. Once arrived, Fort Smith connects visitors with a rich heritage, modern ame- - love to meet in Fort Smith because we love helping them experience all the city has to offer. SEE AD ON PG. 21 Fort Smith Convention Center 55 S Seventh (72901) Phone: (479) 788-8932 Fax: (479) 788-8930 Contact: Bob Reykers, Dir. of Sales Donna Ross, Event Sales/Services Mgr. E-Mail: Website: www.fortsmithconventioncenter. org Facebook: FortSmithConventionCenter Twitter: @fsconventionctr Instagram: fsconventionctr Guest Rooms: 255 Mtg. Rms: 8-15 /Total Sq. Ft: 108,900 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 40,000 Cap. Mtg: 4,800 /Cap. Bnqt: 2,710 10' x 10' Booths: 250 Arena Cap: 5,000 Cap. of Theater: 1,331 Description: Fort Smith Convention Center offers 108,900 square feet of in the heart of a downtown area rich with Facilities include a 40,000-square-foot column-free exhibit hall, a beautiful 39,000-square-foot performing arts center more. Plus, it is connected to an additional DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Smith City Center. Comments: From the extra-hands-on clients who want to handle most of the details to those seeking an effortless journey toward their special occasion, the professional event planning team at the Fort Smith Convention Center will be there that best meets your needs. Fort Smith Convention Center offers an infinitely- flexible event space that can accommo- date any type of event ranging from small concerts. SEE AD ON PG. 21 Aspen Hotel & Suites 2900 S 68 (72903) Phone: (479) 452-9000 Fax: (479) 484-0551 Guest Rooms: 57 /Suites: 5 Mtg. Rms: 3 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 1,000 Cap. Mtg: 70 /Cap. Bnqt: 50 Total Sq. Ft: 1,675 Hampton Inn P. O. Box 11433 (72917) 6201-C Rogers Ave. (72903) Phone: (479) 452-2000 Fax: (479) 452-6668 Guest Rooms: 178 /Suites: 30 Mtg. Rms: 2 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 300 Cap. Mtg: 50 /Cap. Bnqt: 50 Total Sq. Ft: 810 Hot Springs Visit Hot Springs P. O. Box 6000 134 Convention Blvd. (71902) Phone: (501) 321-2835, ext. 6122 Toll Free: (800) 922-6478 Fax: (501) 620-5009 Contact: Tammy Clampet, Dir. of Sales Craig Durmon, Sales Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 4,000 Largest Room Block: 4,000 City Population: 37,000 Area Population: 100,000 Services: The Hot Springs Convention Center/Bank of the Ozarks Arena is the Arkansas, with 363,200 square feet of usable space under roof including 15 meeting/breakout rooms plus 103,000 square feet of clear span exhibit space. The multi-purpose Bank of Ozarks Arena seats 6,000. Horner Hall Ballroom pro- performing arts venue. Comments: world-famous bathhouse row. Abundant scenic beauty. Thoroughbred racing. Dozens of attractions. Historic landmarks. World-class arts community. Award- winning restaurants. The Austin Hotel & Convention Center P. O. Box 1000 (71902) 305 Malvern Ave. (71901) Phone: (501) 623-6600 Fax: (501) 624-7160 Guest Rooms: 196 /Suites: 4 Mtg. Rms: 7 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 4,480 Cap. Mtg: 400 /Cap. Bnqt: 350 Total Sq. Ft: 6,960 Hot Springs Convention Center P. O. Box 6000 (71902) 134 Convention Blvd. (71901) Phone: (501) 321-2835 Fax: (501) 620-5009 Mtg. Rms: 15 /Total Sq. Ft: 360,000 Arkansas

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