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 59 G E O R G I A Plan your next meeting at 478.743.1074 9:00 - Noon: Noon - 1:00: 1:00 - 5:00: 5:00 - TBD: THE AFTER HOURS BELONG TO YOU. Downtown Macon Happy hour and trivia at Just Tap'd, a live show at the Hummingbird, a stroll through Amerson River Park, dessert at Downtown Grill, nightcap at Tic Toc Room... Keynote address Lunch Team breakout sessions Heather Wydock, Director of Sales and Services RI¿FHVSDFHDQGUHVLGHQWLDOXQLWV ³7KHH[SDQVLRQDW,Q¿QLWH(QHUJ\&HQWHULV so exciting to everyone in metro Atlanta," said Hawkins. "Our clients, leisure visitors and local residents will surely be pleased with the new RIIHULQJVWKDWZLOOEHDYDLODEOHDW,Q¿QLWH(QHUJ\ Center and Revel." ,Q¿QLWH(QHUJ\&HQWHURIIHUVDVTXDUH foot Exhibit Hall, a 21,600-square-foot Grand Ballroom and 23 meeting rooms in its Forum. 7KH,Q¿QLWH(QHUJ\$UHQDVHDWVKDV 20,000 square feet of meeting space and has 36 corporate suites. It is home to the East Coast Hockey League's Atlanta Gladiators and the National Lacrosse League's Georgia Swarm. 7KH,Q¿QLWH(QHUJ\7KHDWHUVHDWVPRUHWKDQ 7KH+XGJHQV&HQWHUIRU$UW /HDUQLQJDW 7KH,Q¿QLWH(QHUJ\&HQWHURIIHUVVTXDUH feet of enclosed outdoor space with a sculpture JDUGHQÀRZHUJDUGHQDQGNRLSRQG,QVLGHWKH Grand Hall, Rowe Promenade and Classic Room contain 2,200 square feet of meeting and event space. Sandy Springs On the north side of the Atlanta metro area, Sandy Springs was incorporated in 2005 and is Georgia's sixth-largest city. Accessible by Georgia 400 and I-285, Sandy Springs has four MARTA rail stops that offer easy travel to +DUWV¿HOG-DFNVRQ$WODQWD ,QWHUQDWLRQDO$LUSRUW Buckhead, Midtown, and Downtown Atlanta. Situated along the Chattahoochee River, Sandy Springs has 20 hotels with more than 50,000 square feet of meeting space, ranging from large hotel conference rooms to intimate gathering spots. Among the larger hotels, the Westin Atlanta 3HULPHWHU1RUWKRIIHUVJXHVWURRPVDQG the Wyndham Atlanta Galleria offers 296 guest rooms. The city has more than 100 restaurants. Athens Athens is known far and wide as the home of the University of Georgia, but it's also an interesting FLW\ZLWKD¿QHFRQIHUHQFHFHQWHU According to the Athens CVB staff, Downtown Athens is in the midst of a hotel ERRP%\WKHHQGRIWKH\HDUVRPHQHZ rooms will have opened in Athens between 1RYHPEHUDQGODWH The 190-room Hyatt Place Athens opened LQ1RYHPEHU&RQQHFWHGWR7KH&ODVVLF Center, Athens' primary meeting venue, the new property features 4,000 square feet of meeting space, with a rooftop bar to open by the end of the year. A 130-room Homewood Suites to be located behind The Classic Center is scheduled Ź

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