MAR 2018

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M A R C H 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 25 Annual CVB Issue! Sponsored Content • BEST MEETING SITE IN THE SOUTH: STATEHOUSE CONVENTION CENTER – 2017 READERS' CHOICE AWARD, CONVENTIONSOUTH MAGAZINE • TOP TEN 'BEST U.S. VALUE DESTINATION' FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR – TRIVAGO.COM • 15 SOUTHERN CITIES ALL FOOD LOVERS SHOULD VISIT NOW – FOOD & WINE MAGAZINE • BEST CITIES FOR QUALITY OF LIFE – NERDWALLET.COM Like seeing the city's illuminated bridges for the fi rst time, our meeting in Little Rock was unforgettable. From the convenience of the meeting facilities located in the heart of downtown to the event we attended at the Clinton Presidential Center — our meeting here just felt diff erent — and such a pleasant surprise. All centered around the personal attention and charming hospitality of Little Rock. Junction Bridge > To see more, go to Find Yourself In Little Rock Arkansas's capital city, Little Rock is renowned for its charming hospitality, history and culture. Recently ranked among the Top Ten "Best Value Cities for Travel" by and the third most "Travel Worthy State Capital," by USA Today readers, Little Rock continues to garner national and international acclaim for its amenities, beauty and quality of life. In recent years, Little Rock has undergone a tremendous renewal. Since its November 2004 opening, the William J. Clinton Presidential Center has been a catalyst for the city's renaissance, raising the city's profile as a must-see destination. It is downtown's eastern-most bookend, while its western anchor is historic Robinson Center. Its state-of- the-art performance hall and new conference center overlook the Arkansas River and new Broadway Bridge. They provide excellent meeting options, as does the Statehouse Convention Center positioned in the heart of downtown. All provide stunning views of the River Lights in the Rock bridge lights. The city continues to welcome new attractions, hotels, award-winning restaurants, shopping spots and entertainment venues. Additionally, the adult beverage scene has taken flight with 11 craft breweries, two wineries and the state's only distillery. A great way to discover them is with the Locally Labeled passport. Experience why Forbes Travel Guide named Little Rock one of its 2014 "Secret Foodie Cities." The River Rail Electric Streetcar takes you through the River Market Entertainment District, and along the Arkansas River Trail, a 17-mile loop connecting downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock via four pedestrian bridges, including the Big Dam Bridge, North America's longest pedestrian and bike- intended bridge. Discover the pleasant surprise of Little Rock and see why the locals say, "Life is Better with a Southern Accent. sm " n As Gina Gemberling, Vice President of Sales & Services With 25+ years of experience in the hospitality industry, Gina brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, perspective and direction as she sells Little Rock as a meeting and convention destination. (501) 370-3251 Little Rock CVB

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