MAR 2012

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Home Planning Directory Planner Resources SPECI AL ADVER T I SI NG & I NF O RMAT I O N SECT I O N Meeting Site Showcase Let Us Show You Why Cobb County is Atlanta's Sweet Spot Cobb County is Atlanta's sweet spot: Charm- ing. Delightful. And alive with personality. Conveniently located in northwest Atlanta at the intersection of two major interstates, Cobb County is just minutes away from downtown Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Discover a place where hospitality comes naturally, travel comes easy, and the pleasure is all yours. Cobb County is the destination more and more visitors are choosing for a fulfilling experience. Culturally vibrant, refreshingly diverse, easily accessible, and effortlessly hospitable, it's every- thing you love about being close to a world-class city, with the warmth and history of your favorite neighborhood. Cobb Travel & Tourism takes pride in Cobb County's 116 hotels with 13,500 rooms and more than 375,000 square feet of meeting space. A significant part of this impressive mix is the Cobb Galleria Center, Cobb Energy Per- forming Arts Centre and the neighboring Ren- aissance Waverly Hotel, Sheraton Suites - Atlanta Galleria, and Embassy Suites - Atlanta Galleria boasting 144,000 square feet of exhi- bition space, five ballrooms, more than 50 meeting rooms, a 2,750-seat theater and more than 1,000 hotel rooms. Experiencing Atlanta's sweet spot means working with professionals who know what it takes to plan and execute successful meetings and events. From the first phone call to the final session, Cobb Travel & Tourism's staff provides you with the advice and assistance to make your event run smoothly. Cobb Travel & Tourism is the single source for meeting planners. We solicit our convention facilities and hotels to generate the most com- petitive rates and packages and Cobb Travel & Tourism can track your actual business. This allows a history record for your meeting, when you plan it again. The many other services we provide includes coordination of facility and hotel packages, site inspection arrangements, visitors guides, maps, dining guides, calendar of events, brochures on area hotels and attractions, liaison assistance with local supporters, attendance promotions, name badges, welcome sign/banners, media as- sistance, and customized welcome flyers. Atlanta's sweet spot is alive with energy and innovation. And it's where you're poised to make the most of your leisure time or event. ■ Chris Colbert, Director of Trade Show Sales, Cobb Travel & Tourism Colbert is an Atlanta native with 28 years of experience in the hospitality industry. (678) 303-2636 40 ConventionSouth MARCH 2012 www.con v DESTINATION SHOWCASE

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