SEP 2017

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 22 FEATURE: THE SOUTH'S GRANDEST VENUES k The King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort St. Simons Island, Georgia This historic beachfront property first opened in 1935 as an oceanfront dance club. During World War II, the hotel served as a Navy facility, re-open- ing as a resort in 1947. Today, The King and Prince continues its tradition of Southern hospitality for groups of 5-250, with unique event spaces and a variety of accommodations. Several elegant and charming meeting spaces overlook the Atlantic Ocean and the oceanfront lawn is a great place for receptions and special dinners. k Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center Kissimmee, Florida Designed to reflect Florida's history, culture and natural beauty, the Gaylord Palms features world-class meeting facilities, multiple restaurants, unique shops, an award-winning spa and superior recre- ation options, all under a soaring 4.5-acre glass-enclosed atrium. Along with thou- sands of tropical plants and several species of animals, the atrium features iconic settings from St. Augustine, Key West and the Everglades. Groups can experience receptions inside a replica of a Spanish fort or on an indoor sailboat. k The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center Galveston Island, Texas Learn to shake up the best cocktails in mixology classes at The San Luis Resort. It's all part of the adventure at this beachfront property, which is committed to offering unique experiences for meeting groups of all sizes. Groups can also get cultured with salsa dancing lessons or embark on Segway tours through Galveston's historic downtown.

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