SEP 2018

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SPECIAL FEATURE: CONFERENCE CENTERS S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 ²ConventionSouth ² w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 11 utstanding venues for meetings and events abound throughout the South, with certain properties that create a sense of excitement upon arrival and also leave a wonderful lasting impression at departure. Meeting goers are drawn to charming, historic structures as well as sleek, modern interiors. Event participants are struck by magnicent entrances, themed décor, curated art and entrancing chandeliers. Team building groups enjoy rst-rate recreational facilities. The South's grand- est venues presented in this feature all have remarkable charac- teristics. Whether they are iconic, new, renovated or soon-to- open, they demonstrate the capability to provide elite and exceptional group experiences. THE SOUTH'S GRANDEST VENUES An elite destination in one of the nation's largest cities, this property blends elegant accommodations with designer fashion, signature dining and sophis- ticated amenities in a 38-story tower. The hotel is on track to receive the state's only Forbes Five Star rating. Grandest Aspects:•Groups are wowed by the two- story Rolls-Royce auto showroom and the spectacu- lar atrium lobby which has a three-story, cascading chandelier laced with Swarovski crystals, custom Calcutta marble flooring, Ebony Woodridge stone pillars, custom fabric wall panels, a hand-tufted silk abstract rug, and works of art from Frank Stella and other notable artists. Luxurious Amenities: The 10-acre site features a serene spa, salon and fitness center, an elegant con- ference facility, including the largest ballroom in the Uptown Houston area, four signature restaurants and bars providing everything from fresh-baked pastries to haute cuisine. The Cellar at The Post Oak houses more than 30,000 bottles from more than 25 countries, including vintages dating back to the 1800s. •Curated Experiences: The culinary team offers cooking demonstrations with Executive Chefs. Mas- ter Sommeliers present wine dinners and tastings. The Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Bugatti dealership offers intimate views of on-site luxury automobiles. Groups can enjoy a customized night with the Houston Rockets (the owner of hotel also owns the Houston Rockets). O Fertitta Entertainment The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston ~ Houston, Texas

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