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AUG 2018

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Vermilionville 300 Fisher Road (70508) Phone: (337) 237-4077 Fax: (337) 233-1694 Mtg. Rms: 3 Cap. Mtg: 300 /Cap. Bnqt: 250 Lake Charles Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana CVB P. O. Box 1912 1205 N Lakeshore Dr. (70602) Phone: (337) 436-9588 Toll Free: (800) 456-7952 Fax: (337) 494-7952 Contact: Taylor Beard, Sr. Sales Mgr. Eric Zartler, Sales Dir. E-Mail: ezartler@visitlakecharles.org Website: www.visitlakecharles.org Metro Area Rooms: 7,853 Largest Room Block: 1,500 City Population: 77,000 Area Population: 202,040 Services: Convention services include attendance promotion, welcoming committee (by goodwill ambassador Gumbeaux Gator, the Buccaneers, our Mardi Gras Twelfth Night Revelers and/ or city or parish officials), name badges, registration assistance, media assistance, attendees and/or spouses, ditty bags, favors list, tabletop brochure display at convention site, tear-off maps, entertain- ment contacts. Comments: People love conventions in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana for the most unconventional reasons: world-class resorts, amazing local cuisine (including on the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road, 40-block Charpentier historic gaming. Lake Charles Civic Center P. O. Box 900 (70602-0900) 900 Lakeshore Dr. (70601) Phone: (337) 491-1256 Fax: (337) 491-1534 Mtg. Rms: 10 /Total Sq. Ft: 50,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 17,981 Cap. Mtg: 8,000 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,200 10' x 10' Booths: 190 Arena Cap: 7,500 Cap. of Theater: 2,062 Isle of Capri Casino & Hotel 100 Westlake Ave. Westlake (70669) Phone: (337) 430-2423 Fax: (337) 430-2975 Guest Rooms: 493 /Suites: 253 Mtg. Rms: 7 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 10,000 Cap. Mtg: 1,000 /Cap. Bnqt: 700 Total Sq. Ft: 14,000 L'Auberge Casino & Resort Lake Charles 777 Avenue L'Auberge (70601) Phone: (337) 395-7777 Fax: (337) 395-7853 Guest Rooms: 1,000 /Suites: 100 Mtg. Rms: 11 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 14,140 Cap. Mtg: 1,555 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,474 Total Sq. Ft: 26,000 Lake Providence Louisiana State Cotton Museum 7162 Hwy. 65 N (71254) Phone: (318) 559-2041 Fax: (318) 559-2217 Mtg. Rms: 1 /Total Sq. Ft: 840 Cap. Mtg: 125 /Cap. Bnqt: 75 Many Toledo Bend Lake Country/Sabine Parish Tourist Commission 1601 Texas Hwy. (71449) Phone: (318) 256-5880 Toll Free: (800) 358-7802 Fax: (318) 256-4137 Contact: Linda Curtis-Sparks, Exec. Dir. E-Mail: director@toledobendlakecountry. com Website: www.toledobendlakecountry. com Metro Area Rooms: 600 Area Population: 24,000 Services: Cypress Bend Resort, Wildwood Resort Comments: Toledo Bend Lake Country offers a magnificent 186,000- acre reservoir with great guided fishing named #1 lake by Bassmaster Magazine. Metairie Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Metairie 2713 N Causeway Blvd. (70002) Phone: (504) 835-4141 Fax: (504) 835-8226 Guest Rooms: 137 /Suites: 1 Mtg. Rms: 1 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 750 Cap. Mtg: 45 /Cap. Bnqt: 60 Total Sq. Ft: 750 Monroe/West Monroe Monroe/West Monroe CVB P. O. Box 1436 West Monroe (71294-1436) 601 Constitution Dr. (71292) Phone: (318) 387-5691 Fax: (318) 324-1752 Metro Area Rooms: 2,000 Largest Room Block: 1,000 City Population: 67,000 Area Population: 150,000 Monroe Civic Center 401 Lea Joyner Expressway Monroe (71201) Phone: (318) 329-2225 Fax: (318) 329-2548 Mtg. Rms: 19 /Total Sq. Ft: 130,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 44,000 Cap. Mtg: 2,197 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,000 10' x 10' Booths: 168 Arena Cap: 8,000 West Monroe Convention Center 901 Ridge Ave. West Monroe (71291) Phone: (318) 396-5000 Fax: (318) 396-4807 Mtg. Rms: 6 /Total Sq. Ft: 15,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 13,000 Cap. Mtg: 1,500 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,200 10' x 10' Booths: 125 Clarion Inn Hotel & Suites Conference Center 1051 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Monroe (71203) Phone: (318) 387-5100 Fax: (318) 329-9126 Guest Rooms: 261 /Suites: 51 Mtg. Rms: 11 /Total Sq. Ft: 10,000 Cap. Mtg: 375 /Cap. Bnqt: 600 Morgan City Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau P. O. Box 2332 (70381) 900 Dr. MLK Blvd. (70380) Phone: (985) 380-8224 Toll Free: (800) 256-2931 Fax: (985) 380-2876 Contact: Carrie Stansbury, Exec. Dir. E-Mail: info@cajuncoast.com Website: www.cajuncoast.com Metro Area Rooms: 1,000 Largest Room Block: 250 City Population: 25,103 Area Population: 67,249 Services: Convention planning, tourist Convention staff assistance, itinerary Comments: The Cajun Coast. The perfect location for eco-tourism meetings, RV rallie 90 minutes from New Orleans. Natchitoches Natchitoches Area CVB 780 Front St., Suite 100 (71457 ) Phone: (318) 352-8072 Toll Free: (800) 259-1714 Fax: (318) 352-2415 Contact: Arlene Gould, Exec. Dir. Katherine Johnson, Groups Mgr. E-Mail: director@natchitoches.com Website: www.natchitoches.com Metro Area Rooms: 994 Largest Room Block: 700 City Population: 18,000 Area Population: 38,000 Services: Your new meeting destination offers contemporary-traditional meeting spaces like museums with scenic views experiences. New 87-room hotel located in downtown historic district. Comments: Louisiana's oldest city: access from 3 major interstates offers shopping experiences. Celebrate music/ group excursions. Located 75 miles south of Shreveport, LA, 50 miles North of Alexandria, LA. New Iberia Rip Van Winkle Gardens & Bayless Conference Center 5505 Rip Van Winkle Road (70560) Phone: (337) 359-8525 Fax: (337) 359-8526 Mtg. Rms: 2 Cap. Mtg: 200 /Cap. Bnqt: 300-400 New Orleans Louisiana's Northshore/ St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission 68099 Hwy. 59 Mandeville (70471) Phone: (985) 892-0520 Toll Free: (800) 634-9443 Fax: (985) 892-1441 Contact: Tanya Leader, VP of Sales Zondra Jones, Sr. Sales Mgr. E-Mail: tanya@louisiananorthshore.com Website: www.louisiananorthshore. com/cs YouTube: www.youtube.com/ LouisianaNorthshore Metro Area Rooms: 3,000+ Largest Room Block: 400 City Population: 70,000 Area Population: 230,000 Services: Our full-service CVB helps with Comments: Less than an hour from New Gulf Coast, the Northshore features more than 3,000 hotel rooms, more than 100,000 square feet of meeting space, outdoor activities. SEE AD ON PG. 57 New Orleans Metropolitan CVB 2020 St. Charles Ave. (70130-5319) Phone: (504) 566-5011 Fax: (504) 566-5046 Metro Area Rooms: 38,000 Largest Room Block: 18,000 City Population: 400,000 Area Population: 1,000,000 New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 900 Convention Center Blvd. (70130) Phone: (504) 582-3023 Fax: (504) 582-3032 Contact: Elaine Williams, Dir. of Sales E-Mail: m-s@mccno.com Website: www.mccno.com Mtg. Rms: 140 /Total Sq. Ft: 1,100,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 1,100,000 Cap. Mtg: 35,000 /Cap. Bnqt: 10,000 10' x 10' Booths: 5,700 Arena Cap: 10,000 Cap. of Theater: 4,000 Description: The Great Hall, a 60,000-square-foot ballroom with 25,000-square-foot pre-function space, junior ballroom, rooftop terrace, indoor balcony, executive club lounge, hotel-like appointments throughout. Comments: The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is located within walking distance of the historic French A Queen & Crescent Hotel 344 Camp St. (70130) Phone: (504) 587-9700 Fax: (504) 679-6314 Guest Rooms: 196 Mtg. Rms: 4 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 1,115 Cap. Mtg: 122 /Cap. Bnqt: 111 Total Sq. Ft: 2,298 The Astor Crowne Plaza 739 Canal St. @ Bourbon (70130) Phone: (504) 962-0518 Fax: (504) 962-0503 Guest Rooms: 693 /Suites: 33 Mtg. Rms: 13 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 8,468 Cap. Mtg: 800 /Cap. Bnqt: 800 Total Sq. Ft: 32,000 Avenue Plaza Resort 2111 St. Charles Ave. (70130) Phone: (504) 566-1212 Fax: (504) 679-7612 Suites: 256 Mtg. Rms: 3 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 1,008 Cap. Mtg: 50 /Cap. Bnqt: 50 Best Western Plus St. Christopher 114 Magazine St. (70130) Phone: (504) 207-2926 Fax: (504) 648-0450 Guest Rooms: 108 Mtg. Rms: 2 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 1,400 Cap. Mtg: 150 /Cap. Bnqt: 80 Total Sq. Ft: 1,400 Bienville House Hotel 320 Decatur (70130) Phone: (504) 529-2345 Toll Free: (800) 535-7836 Fax: (504) 525-6079 Contact: Isabelle Caffery, Dir. of Travel/International Sales Shawne Savoie, Sales Coord. E-Mail: icaffery@hotelmonteleone.com Website: www.bienvillehouse.com Guest Rooms: 80 /Suites: 3 Mtg. Rms: 2 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 1,318 Cap. Mtg: 60 /Cap. Bnqt: 100 Total Sq. Ft: 2,000 On Site: Business center access, complimentary wireless internet access, A/V services, restaurant, heated outdoor Comments: The Bienville House Hotel in the French Quarter is the perfect spot for your next meeting or small conference. You will be delighted by our service, Louisiana ⎜ 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 56

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