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SEP 2018

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²ConventionSouth ² 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 64 Also downtown are the new 58-room boutique Hotel Napoleon and the 118-room Moxy Hotel, set to open by the end of 2018. Other hotels with major meeting and event space include The Peabody Memphis, with 464 guest rooms and 80,000 square feet of func- tion space; the Westin Memphis Beale Street, with 203 guest rooms and 9,000 square feet of meeting space; and Hilton Memphis, with 405 guest rooms and 30,000 square feet of function space for up to 1,000 guests. The 103-room Big Cypress Lodge, part of Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, offers wilderness-inspired retail, enter- tainment, dining and lodging within the famous Memphis Pyramid, with five conference rooms, a board room and a terrace that accommodates up to 500. Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center in suburban Olive Springs, Miss., has 175 guest rooms and 47,000 square feet of event space. The IACC-accredited Fogelman Execu- tive Conference Center & Hotel, located at the University of Memphis, has 51 guest rooms and 18 meeting rooms in 30,500 total square feet of function space. The adjacent Holiday Inn Univer- sity of Memphis has 82 guest rooms. Additional Lodging and Event Venues in Memphis Area • University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology: 190-seat tiered theater; 17 meet- ing rooms • Woodland Hills Event Center: 17,350 total square feet; meeting capacity of 1,200 • &KLOGUHQ·V0XVHXPRI0HPSKLVnewly opened Carousel Pavilion features ballroom, boardroom, lobby, prefunction area and out- door space; can accommodate up to 500 for receptions • The Great Hall and Conference Center: can seat up to 490 for dinners • DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis East: 266 rooms; 5,681 square feet of event space • Holiday Inn Select Downtown: 190 rooms; 6,880 square feet of event space • River Inn of Harbor Town: executive retreats with 28 guest rooms and five meeting rooms • Crown Plaza Memphis Downtown: 230 guest rooms; eight meeting spaces • DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown: 227 guest rooms; reception space for up to 487 • Holiday Inn Memphis Airport & Conference Center: 256 guest rooms; 35,000 square feet of meeting space Q The Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum offers premier meeting and event space in one of the Nashville's top attrac- tions, providing peace of mind for planners in search of genuine Southern hospitality and the simplicity that comes from the facility's "one-stop shop" approach. From red-carpet arrivals to dramatic lighting to commemorative Hatch Show Print posters, the museum strives to create events that attendees will remember for a lifetime. The Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum tells the story of America's music with permanent and rotating exhibits, and more than 2.5 million artifacts in its collec- tion. Renting the museum's spaces directly contributes to supporting its mission to collect, preserve and interpret country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. The museum's memorable event spaces include, but are not limited to, the dramatic Hall of Fame Rotunda; the Event Hall, boasting floor-to-ceiling views of Nash- ville's skyline; and two theaters: the 800- seat CMA Theater and the smaller 213-seat Ford Theater. Group events can include private tours and concerts. Meals at the Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum are memorable too. The chefs create inventive, sophisticated fare inspired by the culture and cuisine of the South. They pride themselves on the quality of made-from-scratch recipes fea- turing only the freshest ingredients, with an emphasis on locally grown produce, some from their own rooftop garden. The staff's goal is to provide impeccable service to make any event feel like an intimate dining experience, with a passion that touches every part of an event, from the thoughtful preparation to the artful presentation of a customized menu. The one-of-a-kind spaces, sophisticated catering and top-notch event staff at the Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum provide an experience like no other. Attendees can move seamlessly from a meeting to tour the museum and then return for an evening reception, all without leaving the building. Q B R E A K O U T S P O T L I G H T : Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Contact: countrymusichalloffame.org/events Courtesy Visit Music City Courtesy Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum CMA Theater Performance T E N N E S S E E

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