SEP 2018

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SPECIAL FEATURE: CONFERENCE CENTERS ┬▓ConventionSouth ┬▓ S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 14 THE SOUTH'S GRANDEST VENUES Groups will be transported into a destination state of mind when arriving in the main lobby of this new property, set to open in early 2019. Floor-to-ceiling views of the stunning lagoon pool, tropical music and a refreshing welcome beverage provide the first impression. While every detail of the resort is designed to embody the laidback, yet comfortable luxury Margaritaville lifestyle, there are also techno- logically-advanced meeting spaces, private dining areas and a "Coconut Wireless" Business Center. Grandest Aspects: Artfully designed elements include a margarita glass chandelier and a towering flip-flop sculpture. Lush foliage and aged wood interior design elements blend with vibrant colors and rich textures, creating a lively energy that flows throughout the entire resort. Luxurious Amenities: The resort has a sprawling lagoon-style pool, spa and wellness center, four innovative dining options, SunsetWalk, with din- ing, retail and entertainment options, including a dine-in movie theater and a 14-acre waterpark with 20 thrilling water attractions. This beautifully restored and reimagined property on Canal Street dates back to the early 1900s and its grand reopening earlier this year is a major element in the renaissance taking place along upper Canal Street. Offering a new era of luxury along with a glamorous slice of New Orleans' history, the property is within walking distance of both the historic French Quarter and the new Biomedical Innovation District. Grandest Aspects: An elegant lobby, featuring marble walls and floors and opulent lighting fixtures, offers lots of cozy seating areas and a stylish yet cozy bar. One'of the larger meeting spaces features a historic bar saved from the original furnishings of the historic property, which dates back to 1908. Luxurious Amenities: Marble floors in the guest rooms and marble counters in the bathrooms extend the classic design of the public spaces and each room has well-equipped work spaces. An outdoor rooftop pool deck with a heated pool and poolside bar offers great views of the city and a classy reception spot. The seventh floor features residential guest rooms with kitchens, washers and dryers. Curated Experiences: The hotel offers a Champagne & Art Tour each Friday, at 5 p.m., where participants can learn about the variety of commissioned works that decorate the lobby, meeting areas and guest rooms.' Margaritaville Resort Orlando ~ Orlando, Florida The Jung Hotel, of the New Orleans Hotel Collection ~ New Orleans, Louisiana

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