MAY 2018

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M A 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 63 M I S S O U R I Western Plus The Charles Hotel, with 133 guest rooms and a theater-seating capacity of 70; the 73-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites, with 1,080 square feet of meeting rooms; and Wingate by Wyndham, with 100 guest rooms, two small meeting rooms and the Clubhouse that can seat up to 40 for events. Off-site event facilities include Foundry Art Centre, which has 6,000 square feet of function space and a banquet capacity of 400, and Lindenwood University's J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts, which has a 1,200-seat theater. Columbia Much more than a college town, Columbia of- fers planners a lot more than they might expect, said Megan McConachie, CTA, strategic com- munications manager for the City of Columbia and the Columbia CVB: "We are fun, sophisti- cated and extremely easy to navigate. Time and time again, planners are delightfully surprised by what Columbia has to offer. Your attendees will find that Columbia is surprisingly sophis- ticated. We're also a friendly and welcoming community with a thriving downtown and an abundance of entertainment opportunities." Columbia offers more than 3,700 guest rooms with two new properties opened in the past year, according to the CVB: a SpringHill Suites that can accommodate up to 150 for events and a TownePlace Suites. A Drury Plaza is expected to open by early fall. The city's largest event facilities are a 151- room Hilton Garden Inn that can host up to 600 for dinners and Stoney Creek Hotel, with 181 guest rooms and 11,000 square feet of function space. Hampton Inn & Suites, next to the Uni- versity of Missouri, has 134 guest rooms and 4,692 square feet of meeting space. The 133- room Courtyard Mar- riott has 6,000 square feet of function space; the 310-room Holiday Inn Exec- utive Center offers 3,000 square feet of event space; and The Broadway, a Double- Tree by Hilton, has 114 guest rooms and 3,000 square feet of function space. Lake of the Ozarks Set on 3,500 acres on the Lake of the Ozarks, in the geo- graphic center of the state, The Lodge of Four Seasons Golf Resort, Marina & Spa is the state's only full-service golf resort with two cham- pionship courses, The Cove and The Ridge, that are recognized among the top five in Missouri. The resort offers 358 guest rooms and more than 90,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. "We love hosting larger groups that want to enjoy our many resort activities and ► Elevate your event monumentally. It's good not to be home. HYATT REGENCY ST. LOUIS AT THE ARCH 315 Chestnut Street St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 63102 The trademarks HYATT®, Hyatt Regency® and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. ©2018 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved. Energize your next meeting with the excitement of the revitalized Arch grounds, plus newly transformed guestrooms for your attendees at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. Our fresh look complements state-of-the-art meeting space where guests connect and collaborate, plus custom catering that makes each event more memorable. For more information, call 314 342 4600 or visit University of Missouri, Columbia Photo by Patrice Raplee. Courtesy Columbia CVB Lodge of Four Seasons lobby in Lake of the Ozarks

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