APR 2018

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MARKET SEGMENT REPORT: MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MEETINGS ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ A P R I L 2 0 1 8 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 22 THE WOW ISSUE! ROSWELL HAS OVER 25 MEETING LOCATIONS Historic Venues • River Views • Hotel Ballrooms • Craft Breweries Beautiful scenery, fun things to do, and over 200 restaurants and eateries mo De Rn SPi Rit. Southern Soul. w w w . v i s i t r o s w e l l g a . c o m | 8 0 0 - 7 7 6 - 7 9 3 5 Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas INTRO: Meeting Your Needs With PRIDE! WOW FACTOR: Walkable, Convenient, Connected! DESCRIPTION: Austin, Texas has a compact convention package. Restaurants, premier hotels (Fairmont, JW Marriott, Hilton Austin, Four Seasons), and entertainment areas are all within easy walking distance of the convention center. Attendees never have to travel too far to enjoy the sights and sounds of Austin. The city is centrally located, very easy to get into and out of, and continues to set the technological standard for many aspects of the meetings industry. The Austin Convention Center also enjoys the advantage of a vested, personal interest in a job well-done by each employee and a customer service experience that is unparalleled. All staff is in-house, rather than outsourced (with the exceptions of food and beverage and audio/visual staff) and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the facility is a huge hit with groups. WOW! WOW PROFILE: Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa, Fairhope, Alabama INTRO: Alabama's Grand Hotel Transformation WOW FACTOR: A redesigned Grand Ballroom, featuring a beachfront patio overlooking Mobile Bay, is just one of many new features at The Queen of Southern Resorts, which has been undergoing a massive transformation over the past two years. The resort will become the Grand Hotel Golf Club & Spa, part of the Autograph Collection, in mid 2018. Along with new meeting spaces, new guest rooms, an enhanced spa, golf courses and pools, plus several brand new restaurants, The Grand's attention to details, mint juleps, sunsets and cannon firings will remain the same. WOW PROFILE: WOW!

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