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JUN 2018

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Naturally Made y y y J U N E 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 39 A R K A N S A S for up to 80 people in the Great Room. 21C Museum Hotel has 104 guest rooms and 12,000 square feet of unique, art-filled event space for groups of up to 480 people. The hotel has two new installations: Labor & Materials, which explores work in the 21st Century; and BuzzKill by Johnston Foster, an installation throughout the hotel and The Hive restaurant that references the folklore and fauna and spe- cifically the honeybees of Northwest Arkansas. Other hotels with function spaces include 105-room Four Points by Sheraton, with a reception capacity of 400; DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, with 140 guest rooms and seven event rooms for up to 300 guests; and La Quinta Inn & Suites, which has a 1,150- square-foot meeting room. Rogers The big news for Rogers is a $3.5 million update at the Embassy Suites and John Q. Hammons Convention Center, according to information from Visit Rogers, the tourism division of the Rogers-Lowell Area Cham- ber of Commerce. The renovation includes updates to the meeting space, lobby, atrium, restaurant and public spaces, along with new carpet, decor and enhanced amenities for the hotel's four Presidential Suites. The center has 44 meeting rooms with 125,000 square feet of total event space, including a 42,000-square- foot ballroom. The connected Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas – Hotel, Spa & Conven- tion Center has 400 suites and event spaces for small meetings. Other hotels with event space are the 127- room Holiday Inn & Suites, with meeting and ballroom space for up to 100 guests and a con- ference room that seats up to 14; the 130-room Candlewood Suites, with a 1,200-square-foot meeting space; the 126-room Homewood Suites by Hilton, with a board room for up to 10; and the 103-room Hyatt Places with an 825-square-foot meeting room. The Walmart AMP (Arkansas Music Pavilion) is an outdoor venue that can accommodate up to 9,500 peo- ple and has 3,200 covered seats. Springdale Springdale is at the heart of fast-growing northwest Arkansas, situated at the intersection of the region's two major highways and con- venient to all the amenities and attractions of the whole area. The city has more than 1,500 lodging rooms, unique off-site venues, and a revitalized and growing downtown. The city's largest event facility is the Hol- iday Inn Northwest Arkansas Convention Center that offers 206 guest rooms and 61,000 square feet of event space with two ballrooms that can seat up to 1,500 for banquets or host up to 1,300 in classroom-style arrangements. Other facilities in the city include The Jones Center, which offers corporate meeting and function space with a 340-seat auditorium, conference space for up to 250, three meeting ► Naturally Made When it comes to playing host to meetings, trade shows and conferences, The Natural State is a popular destination. Our combination of modern facilities, affordable lodging and tons of things to see and do before and after your meeting highlights just a few of the reasons to plan your next event in Arkansas. To learn more, visit arkansasgrouptravel.com. What will you make in Arkansas? CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, BENTONVILLE Arkansas.com Arkansas.com DESTINATIONS

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