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FEB 2018

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F E B R U A R Y 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 53 and a 3,000-seat Grand Theater that can also accommodate trade shows and banquets. Norman Norman is centrally located, whether the conference attendee is flying or driving, said VisitNorman Executive Director Dan Schemm. "We are 20 minutes from the Oklahoma City airport and just a few miles from the intersection of Interstates 35, 40 and 44. The University of Oklahoma's vibrant campus culture presents unique arts, culture and entertainment options for visitors, and Norman's local flavor is wide ranging, from boutiques and shops in the daytime to restaurants, pubs and bars for after-hours enjoyment." The University North Park area is undergoing expansion, according to Schemm. Set to open in early 2018, a 104-room Hampton by Hilton will join a 264-room Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center and a 115-room Holiday Inn Express. "The addition of a planned Residence Inn will create an area with more than 500 rooms within walking distance of the conference center," Schemm said. The Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center has more than 50,000 square feet of function space, including 20 meeting rooms with a meeting capacity of up to 3,100 people and a 28,000-square-foot ballroom, the largest in Oklahoma. Other large meeting and event facilities in Norman include the Marriott Conference Center at the National Center for Employee Development, with 964 guest rooms and more than 60,000 square feet of meeting space in a resort-style facility; the Oklahoma Memorial Union, located on the University of Oklahoma campus, which offers more than 25,000 square feet of event space in a Cherokee Gothic-style building; and The Sooner Theatre, which can accommodate up to 300 people in a loft-style space or in theater seating. The recently opened Legacy Park, located in University North Park near the other new developments, has an open-air amphitheater that can accommodate up to 11,000 people. Space at the University of Oklahoma includes 17 seminar rooms that can seat up to 500 people at the College of Continuing Education; Chesapeake Energy Courtside Club has a 4,500-square-foot banquet room plus additional space; and the J.D. McCarty Center, a facility for children with learning disabilities, has a ► Ardmore ......................................................... H5 Bartlesville .......................................................I1 Broken Arrow ...................................................I2 Enid ............................................................... G2 Muskogee ....................................................... J3 Norman .......................................................... G3 Oklahoma City ............................................... G3 Stillwater ........................................................ H2 Tulsa ................................................................I2 A B C D E F G H I J K 1 2 3 4 5 City Map Location Located in the heart of downtown, min- utes from the popular Bricktown Enter- tainment District, the Renaissance Okla- homa City Convention Hotel manages the Cox Convention Center and is connected by convenient skybridge. The hotel offers 258 guest rooms and 53 suites, and the staff works with planners to accommodate groups of all sizes, seating up to 2,300 for banquets and 3,300 for theater-style presentations at the convention center. Amenities at the hotel include The Spa at 10 North, a full-service spa offering a wide array of treatments for mind, body and spirit, and 10 North Grille, a casual, contemporary eatery with an open-view kitchen and American-style cuisine. The hotel's new Executive Chef Taty Agusti- na, who previously worked as executive chef at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pa., provides creative menus for the restaurant and for larger groups. "She is amazing and our customers love her already," said Tracy Swibold, director of sales and marketing for the convention center, hotel and spa. "She will take the time to create a romantic dinner for two or luncheon for 1,500." n B R E A K O U T S P O T L I G H T : Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel Contact: www.marriott.com/okcbr H H O K L A H O M A

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