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AUG 2018

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Abilene Abilene CVB 1101 N First St. (79601) Phone: (325) 676-2556, ext. 110 Toll Free: (800) 727-7704 Fax: (325) 676-1630 Contact: Debi Schultz, Dir. of Sales Dawn Meadows, Convention Sales E-Mail: dawn@abilenevisitors.com Website: www.abilenevisitors.com Metro Area Rooms: 3,930 Largest Room Block: 1,500 City Population: 120,000 Area Population: 126,000 Services: on-site registration, suggested "meeting discount coupons. Comments: Meet in the middle of authentic Texas. Abilene's central location, rich heritage, accommodating venues helpful CVB make meetings memorable. Arlington Arlington CVB 1905 E Randol Mill Road (76011) Phone: (817) 704-7588 Toll Free: (800) 433-5374 Fax: (817) 265-5640 Contact: Jon Hixon, VP Sales/Services E-Mail: jon@arlington.org Website: www.arlington.org/meet- ings-conventions Facebook: www.facebook.com/ VisitArlingtonTexas Twitter: @visit_arlington?lang=en LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/visit_ arlington/?hl=en Metro Area Rooms: 7,000 Largest Room Block: 1,500 City Population: 380,000 Area Population: 600,000 Services: Arlington's iconic venues central U.S. location (no more than 2 time zones away from everywhere in 10 minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport) make it a premier destination for events of all sizes. Comments: Attendees will have a lot of options when deciding how they want to fill their downtime. In addition to the things we're famous for, like the Dallas Over Texas, when you look closer you find that Arlington is a world of wonderful. We're home to a renowned international great nightlife. While most people come to Arlington for big thrills, it's often the hidden gems that keep them coming back. SEE AD ON PG. 99 Austin Austin Convention Center P. O. Box 1088 (78767) 500 E Cesar Chavez (78701) Phone: (512) 404-4200 Fax: (512) 404-4220 Contact: Amy Harris, Dir. of Sales E-Mail: conventionsales@austintexas.gov Website: www.austinconventioncenter. com Facebook: www.facebook.com/austin conventioncenter Instagram: www.instagram.com/accdtx Mtg. Rms: 54 /Total Sq. Ft: 369,132 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 247,052 Cap. Mtg: 20,333 /Cap. Bnqt: 3,100 10' x 10' Booths: 1,289 Description: First convention center in Texas to be awarded LEED® Gold Certification; 247,052 square feet of column-free exhibit space; 7 ballrooms between 3,896 to 40,510 square feet; 54 docks; connected to 2 downtown hotels via walkways; executive board room; high- tech facility with complimentary Wi-Fi. Comments: Located in Austin's down- town business district, the LEED® Gold-certified convention center is down the street from the capital city's vibrant nightlife. In the "Live Music Capital of the World," visitors can enjoy live music in over 250 venues, any night of the week. The gracious professional staff's com- mitment to providing world-class service, brings clients back year after year to the high tech facility, where customized tech- nology is the standard. SEE AD ON PG. 101 AT&T Hotel & Conference Center 1900 University Ave. (78705) Phone: (512) 404-3669 Toll Free: (877) 744-8822 Fax: (512) 404-1600 Contact: Jay Best, Dir. of Sales Alison Berg, Dir. of Sales/Mktg. E-Mail: alison.berg@attconf.utexas.edu Website: www.meetattexas.com Guest Rooms: 297 /Mtg. Rms: 53 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 15,000 Cap. Mtg: 1,100 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,600 Total Sq. Ft: 83,000 Cap. of Theater: 300 Description: More than 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a brand new ballroom! Space includes multimedia amphitheater, divisible ballroom, Comments: You'll love our complimentary Wi-Fi, cutting-edge technology, renovated Platinum Service. Located on the UT Austin campus, we're near downtown's excitement. Crowne Plaza Austin North Central 6121 N IH-35 (78752) Phone: (512) 323-5466 Toll Free: (800) 2 CROWNE Fax: (512) 371-5269 Contact: Gayla Hall, Dir. of Sales/Mktg. E-Mail: ghall@cphaustin.com Website: www.crowneplaza.com/ austincentral Guest Rooms: 293 /Suites: 10 Mtg. Rms: 13 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 8,760 Cap. Mtg: 1,000 /Cap. Bnqt: 550 Total Sq. Ft: 12,000 On Site: Business center, VIP floor, wireless internet access, A/V services, facility. Comments: Beautiful hotel located in convenient central Austin location with meeting space. Contact sales department for availability of hot dates/hot rates. Hyatt Place Austin - North Central 7522 North IH-35 (78752) Phone: (512) 323-2121, ext. 5103 Toll Free: (888) 492-8847 Fax: (512) 419-7867 Contact: Anne Wilcox, Dir. of Sales Amber Lamb, Group Sales Mgr. E-Mail: AUSZN-RFP@Hyatt.com Website: http://austinnorthcentral.place. hyatt.com/en/hotel/meetings-and-events. html Guest Rooms: 120 Mtg. Rms: 3 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 1,586 Cap. Mtg: 100 /Cap. Bnqt: 90 Total Sq. Ft: 1,586 On Site: Hotel located 5 miles north of intersection a quarter of a mile offering a day. Guestroom rates include Wi-Fi, Comments: World of Hyatt points for a sectional sofa that opens into an extra bed. For meeting needs, this hotel offers an All-Inclusive Meeting Package per or gratuity. Hyatt Regency - Austin 208 Barton Springs Road (78704) Phone: (512) 477-1234 Toll Free: (800) 233-1234 Fax: (512) 480-2089 Contact: Chris Howard, Dir. of Sales/Mktg. E-Mail: ausra-rfp@hyatt.com Website: www.hyattregencyaustin.com Guest Rooms: 448 /Suites: 18 Mtg. Rms: 24 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 14,136 Cap. Mtg: 2,300 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,100 Total Sq. Ft: 40,000 On Site: meeting space internet up to 10 Mbps, new full-service Starbucks off lobby, Marker 10 Patio Bar overlooking Lady Bird Lake, outdoor pool overlooking Lady Bistro Restaurant, 24-hour fitness cen- back doorstep. Comments: Fresh off of a $47 Million hotel reinvention project, our urban resort awaits you. Located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake, the Hyatt Regency Austin is easily accessible to downtown hotspots including eclectic South Congress, Warehouse District, 2nd Street shopping Our urban resort location allows you to take in Austin's amazing skyline while still allowing for a tranquil setting along the lake. The hotel is located between Bridge which allows for prime viewing access to Austin's famous Bat Bridge. Beaumont Beaumont CVB P. O. Box 3827 (77704) 505 Willow St. (77701) Phone: (409) 880-3749 Toll Free: (800) 392-4401 Fax: (409) 880-3750 Contact: Freddie Willard, Dir. of Sales Rebecca Woodland, Conv. Sales Mgr. E-Mail: freddie.willard@beaumont texas.gov Website: www.beaumontcvb.com/ meetings Facebook: www.facebook.com/ visitbeaumonttx Twitter: @visitbeaumonttx YouTube: www.youtube.com/ VisitBeaumontTX Instagram: www.instagram.com/ visitbeaumonttx Metro Area Rooms: 3,740 Largest Room Block: 600 City Population: 116,000 Area Population: 300,000 Services: Beaumont, Texas is ready to serve with an extra portion of southern hospitality seasoned with a splash of on the Texas Gulf Coast, just 90 miles from Houston, Beaumont offers up big accessibility of a small town. Convention centers, meeting venues, hotels, - the experienced Beaumont CVB Team. Comments: Ford Park Entertainment Complex 93,000 square feet; Beaumont Civic Center Complex: 42,000 square Center: 20,000 square feet, 280 guest Beaumont Plaza: 22,000 square feet, 253 guest rooms. Ford Park 5115 IH-10 S (77705) Phone: (409) 951-5404 Fax: (409) 951-5429 Contact: Jessica Johnson, Sales/Mktg Mgr. Charlie Gibbs, Conv. Sales E-Mail: jessica_johnson@comcast spectacor.com Website: www.fordpark.com Mtg. Rms: 9 /Total Sq. Ft: 101,800 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 93,000 Cap. Mtg: 4,000 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,500 10' x 10' Booths: 200 Arena Cap: 9,000 Description: Lake Charles, Louisiana, Ford Park is the facility in Southeast Texas! Comments: We're big in size BIG on flavor! Come taste the culinary difference team have to offer. Big Spring Big Spring CVB 113 E 3rd St. (79720) Phone: (432) 263-8235 Toll Free: (866) 430-7100 Fax: (432) 264-7431 Contact: Hayley Herrera, Interim Community Services Dir. E-Mail: info@visitbigspring.com Website: www.visitbigspring.com Metro Area Rooms: 1,263 City Population: 25,458 Area Population: 33,524 Services: Both the Dora Roberts Settles provide meeting space to meet the needs of multiple events. Contact the CVB office for information. Comments: Big Spring is located at the 87 in West Texas. It is a great central Brenham Brenham/Washington County Chamber/CVB 314 S Austin St. 115 W Main St. (77833) Phone: (979) 836-3696 Toll Free: (888) BRENHAM Fax: (866) 929-7608 Contact: Courtney Powell, Group Mktg. Coord. E-Mail: visit@brenhamtexas.com Website: www.visitbrenhamtexas.com Metro Area Rooms: 653 Largest Room Block: 275 City Population: 16,000 Area Population: 32,000 Services: planning, room block assistance, welcome step-on-guide available. Comments: An upscale country setting with a historic downtown, renowned the rollin 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 100

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