ConventionSouth

MAR 2012

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Discover: Texas' Newest Meetings Destination Planner Resources Home Planning Directory SPECI AL ADVER T I SI NG & I NF O RMAT I O N SECT I O N It's time to try a new Texas meeting destination. One with more than eight million square feet of shopping, dining and entertainment venues, fun nightlife, concerts under the stars and scores of things to do year round. You'll find all of this and more in The Wood- lands, an ideal meeting destination for groups of any size. The Woodlands is home to 11 hotels which collectively house over 1,500 guestrooms includ- ing The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, Hyatt Market Street and sev- eral select-service and limited-service properties. The area offers more than 140,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including 70,000 square feet at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center and 60,000 square feet of IACC-certified meeting space at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center. Amenities in The Woodlands include the Bear Branch Sports Complex with seven, adult-sized soccer fields; the Riva Row Boat House, where groups can rent kayaks for fun teambuilding ac- tivities; and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavil- ion, a 17,000-seat amphitheater that showcases over 60 world-class concerts a year. Local transportation options in The Wood- lands include air-conditioned Waterway Cruisers Meeting Site Showcase Casey Snyder, General Manager The Woodlands CVB Casey manages the CVB's efforts to pro- mote the area just min- utes north of Houston as a leading meetings destination. (281) 363-2447 casey.snyder@thewoodlandscvb.com www.meetingsinthewoodlands.com and free trolley service throughout The Wood- lands Town Center. Groups can also host a catered charter aboard a Waterway Cruiser. Other popular amenities include Town Green Park, 180 miles of hike-and-bike trails and The Fountains at Waterway Square™, where a 120- foot water wall performs a nightly choreo- graphed water display. ■ Where Meetings e Meetin Become Events www.MeetingsInTheWoodlands.com 64 ConventionSouth MARCH 2012 www.con v entionsouth.com DESTINATION SHOWCASE

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