ConventionSouth

OCT 2018

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O C T O 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 25 KY TN MS GA FL SC NC VA MD WV AL Richmond, Virginia Richmond Raceway recently opened the DC Solar FanGrounds, a $30 million ineld redevelopment project. (See details on page 32.) Winston-Salem, North Carolina Winston- Salem CVB reports $1.7 billion in development initiatives are in the works in its downtown district. (See details on page 40) The Twin City Quarter – The Benton Convention Center has undergone a $20 million reinvention (See details on page 40, 44) The Winston – Salem Marriott just completed a $19.5 million renovation of its guest rooms (See details on page 44) The Embassy Suites by Hilton Winston – Salem will undergo renovations in 2019. (See details on page 44.) Greensboro, North Carolina Along with ample convention space and numerous accommodations, this centrally-located city has a wealth of attractions. (See details on page 28.) Lakeland, Florida The RP Funding Center will complete the second phase of a $14 million renovation in December 2018. (See details on page 36.) Naples, Florida LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort is unveiling a $30 million property-wide renovation. (See details on page 26.) Orlando, Florida Margaritaville Resort Orlando, a $300- acre, $750 million resort with indoor and outdoor event venues, will open in early 2019. (See details on pages 34 & 35.) Wilmington, North Carolina The new Hotel Ballast, Tapestry Collection By Hilton, ošers new meeting space and accommodations along the Cape Fear River. (See details on page 38.) Auburn, Alabama The Auburn/Opelika Marriott Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National has doubled the number of guest rooms and is adding a spa. (See details on page 30.) Peachtree City, Georgia This unique community, with two conference center hotels, 100 miles of golf cart trails and movie sets, ošers great options for team building. (See details on page 42.) Hilton Head, South Carolina The newly renovated Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa ošers seaside sophistication and upscale accommodations. (See details on page 29.) Miami, Florida Nobu Hotel Miami Beach has new penthouse meeting spaces with terraces and city views. (See details on page 33.) Fairfax, Virginia The New National Museum of the United States Army opens in 2020 and an extension of the Metrorail Silver Line is underway. (See details on page 27.) Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen, North Carolina Known as the "Home of American Golf®," this area has a variety of venues and unique recreational opportunities for groups. (See details on page 31.) Destin, Florida The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa has recently refreshed its guest rooms, pool, lobby and restaurant. (See page 37.) Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, Alabama Water-front facilities along the area's white-sand beaches include a full-service convention hotel and a conference center. (See details on page 46.)

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