JUN 2012

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Home TULSA Around TOWN DOWNTOWN In downtown Tulsa, meeting venues like the Tulsa Performing Arts Center and Cain's Ball- room have been joined by attractions such as the new Dust Bowl Lanes and Lounge alley and bar. The Mayo Hotel in the Art Deco district re- cently underwent a $40 million renovation that added 76 lofts, 102 guest rooms, nine meeting rooms and an upscale restaurant and bar. The Doubletree by Hilton Tulsa Downtown is Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, the only Hard Rock property in the region, is located just to the east in nearby Catoosa and offers first- class amenities. It boasts 356 guest rooms, including 48 suites, state-of-the-art fitness cen- ter, pool, and on-premises shopping. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino can accommodate a large convention, with its 35,000 square feet of flexi- ble meeting and exhibit space that includes a 23,000-square-foot, non-smoking convention center. The 15,000 square foot ballroom accommodates 1,000 people, banquet style, and divides into six separate sections. The hotel offers additional meeting rooms and a boardroom within the convention center. The complex also includes a 4,800-square-foot ball- room, a meeting room overlooking the golf course and a reception hall on the 18th The Sky Room offers a one-of-a kind floor. breathtaking setting for an upscale corporate dinner or social event. Soar 200 feet to the 18th floor of the Hard Rock Hotel tower to discover how "The Sky Room" earned its name. The room features breathtaking 180 degree views of the Tulsa countryside through the floor-to-ceil- ing chevron glass window walls. For a less tra- ditional meeting space, the hotelʼs dance club, Friction, accommodates 300 people. ■ 40 ConventionSouth JUNE 2012 the official host hotel for the BOK Center, and is the only hotel connected directly to the Tulsa Convention Center. This summer, the hotel is rolling out a new original lobby and bar concept, and renovating guest rooms as part of a $12 mil- lion renovation that's scheduled for completion by the end of the year. The Renaissance Tulsa Hotel Convention Center offers with 300 guest rooms, 35 suites and 23 meeting rooms, and is located adjacent to the convention center. The Hyatt Regency Tulsa has particular appeal to planners of large events with its 38,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, its location within walking distance of the convention center, and two check-in and out areas on the upper and lower lobby levels. The property also recently underwent an expansion of its fitness center. Once regarded as the preeminent Tulsa luxury hotel when it opened in 1925, The Mayo Hotel has returned, more brilliant than ever. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel offers tradition and luxury along with con- venience and modern amenities. The Holiday Inn Tulsa City Center features complimentary wireless Internet, airport trans- portation and local transportation within a five- mile radius of the hotel. You'll also find a rooftop terrace, an indoor/outdoor heated pool, a Jacuzzi, and the Boulder Grill Restaurant and Bar with floor-to-ceiling win- dows showcasing the vibrant streetscape of downtown Tulsa. SOUTH/SOUTHEAST South Tulsa is home to rolling hills, golf courses and golf communities, outstanding restaurants and shopping, and to the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel at Warren Place with its plush grounds and two golf courses across the street. The hotel fea- tures 370 guest rooms and sixteen suites, plus nineteen meeting rooms, the largest of which is 8,424 square feet. The Hilton Tulsa Southern Hills offers 285 guest rooms, seven suites and has 12,000 gross square feet of function space with 11 meeting rooms, banquet facilities for 300 and theater- style meeting space for up to 500. The Oklahoma Aquarium is located just across the Arkansas River in nearby Jenks and al- lows groups to get hands-on encounters with Oklahoma Aquarium aquatic life and host spe- cial events in a unique setting. Next to the aquarium, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites - Jenks offers five meeting rooms, the largest of which holds 300. The Village on Main, a mixed-use develop- ment, is opening just west of the Holiday Inn Express. The GreenAcres Market and the Water- front Grill have already opened, according to news reports. Southeast Tulsa provides easy ac- cess to Broken Arrow, Tulsa Expo Square and the Tulsa International Airport. And, the area provides a number of lodging and meeting op- tions, including the Wyndham Hotel Tulsa with 20 meeting rooms and 14,340 square feet of function space. The Clarion Hotel - Broken Arrow offers 195 guest rooms, three suites, four meeting rooms and 6,382 gross square feet of function space. ■ Planning Directory Planner Resources Meeting Site Showcase The Historic Atlas Life Building was converted to the Courtyard by Marriott-Tulsa Downtown with 119 guest rooms and all of today's modern conveniences. www.con v Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa Courtyard by Marriott-Tulsa Downtown Where 2 B A Rockstar

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