ConventionSouth

NOV 2018

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N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 8 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 57 known as the Camperdown Mill. It's part of the Camperdown Project that is expected to include a new Greenville News building, another office building, an apartment building and a plaza. Other downtown hotel projects include a 130-room Hyatt Place hotel and a dual-branded Residence Inn and SpringHill Suites property totaling 286 rooms. Still in the early stages of design and development are a 160-room Grand Bohemian to be built on a coveted piece of real estate on the eastern side of the Liberty Bridge overlooking Reedy Creek on the edge of down- town Greenville's prime tourism, culinary and meetings area, Falls Park on the Reedy. A 150-room Homewood Suites is planned for Greenville's West End. (See breakout spotlight on page 58 for more details.) Greenville Venues • TD Convention Center: 280,000 square feet of exhibit space; 60,000 square feet of meet- ing space; 30,000-square-foot ballroom • Greenville ONE Center: 36,000 square feet of meeting space; 274-seat auditorium; sev- eral meeting rooms; catering kitchen; new facility with state-of-the-art technology • The Peace Center: 2,100-seat concert hall with 100-person capacity rehearsal hall; 1,100-person capacity Peace Center Amphithe- atre; 439-seat Gunter Theatre; 8,400-square- foot Huguenot Mill Loft; 40-seat conference room; several additional spaces • Embassy Suites Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center: 44,000 square feet of event space; 268 suites; par-72 champion- ship golf course • Hyatt Regency Greenville: more than 35,000 square feet of function space; 15,000-square- foot ballroom; 17 meeting rooms; unique 6,000-square-foot Studio 220 space in newly renovated NOMA Tower; 330 guest rooms • Old Cigar Warehouse: 500-person capacity; open catering; historic downtown property with exposed brick and 45-foot ceilings Spartanburg About 35 miles northeast of Greenville, Spar- tanburg offers a convenient locale for small to medium-size conferences, with some 400,000 square feet of meeting space, a new event space soon to open, more than 3,500 hotel rooms and two more hotels coming soon. "Spartanburg's vibrant new hotels and state- of-the-art event venues pair perfectly with our rejuvenated downtown and lively cultural district to offer visitors a unique, authentic experience," said Chris Jennings, executive vice president for the Spartanburg CVB. The new Events at Drayton Mills, an 8,800-square-foot space in a redeveloped textile mill on the National Register of Historic Places, is expected to open in November. It features a great hall, cocktail lounges, private green rooms and a natural lawn. Summit Pointe Conference & Events Center has been renovated recently and offers 14,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and more than 400 guest rooms. The Center is anchored by the Hampton Inn & Suites, the Hilton Garden Inn, the Holiday Inn Express and the brand-new Residence Inn Spartanburg, which opened in July. South Carolina's first AC Hotel opened in downtown Spartanburg December 2017. The new hotel has an admirable art collection, a rooftop restaurant and 2,600 square feet of flexible meet- ing space. Two new hotels will soon add to the Spartan- burg hotel room inventory. A Home2 Suites by Hilton will open in November and a Four Points Sheraton is slated for a March 2019 opening. The latter will have 200 guest rooms and 13,000 square feet of function space. The culinary scene in Spartanburg is blossom- ing as well, according to Spartanburg CVB staff. The city's first fully open-air biergarten, the FR- 8yard, is serving up cold brews, and RJ Rockers Brewing Company has a new restaurant called The Silo. The Kennedy is another new eatery, serving up locally sourced cuisine and mixing up imaginative cocktails, all in an elegant dining and gathering space. Spartanburg Venues • Spartanburg Marriott: 27,000 square feet of meeting space; 11,340-square-foot ballroom; 28 meeting rooms; three boardrooms • Summit Pointe Conference & Events Cen- ter: 14,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space • Spartanburg Expo Center: more than ► S O U T H C A R O L I N A A B C D E F Aiken............................................................C3 Charleston .............................................. .....E4 Clemson ................................................ ......A1 Columbia .....................................................C2 . Florence....................................................... E2 Greenville H ................................................ B1 Hilton Head/Bluffton H ................................D5 Myrtle Beach ............................................... F3 Spartanburg .................................................C1 York County/Rock Hill .................................C1 1 2 3 4 5 City Map Location H H

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