JUN 2018

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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 53 N O R T H C A R O L I N A of meeting space; 26 meeting rooms; 425- seat auditorium • Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel: 16,000 square feet of meeting space; 164 guest rooms • The Carolina Inn: 14,365 square feet of indoor meeting space; 185 guest rooms Durham Durham is best known as the home of Duke University. As for meeting facilities, the Durham Convention Center Complex includes the Durham Convention Center and plaza, the Durham Armory, the Durham Arts Council, and the Carolina Theatre. Together, these venues provide 74,698 square feet of meeting space. "We really believe that Durham has the largest convention floor in America – the whole city is ready to host your event," said April Ellerbe, director of sales for the Durham CVB. "Our creative, diverse community is bustling and growing, with new restaurants and partners open- ing their doors every month. If you haven't been here before, you will fall in love – and if you haven't been back in a year or more, you need to come back to see how exciting it is to be in the Bull City!" Durham's newest event space is Durham Fruit & Produce Co., a renovated historic warehouse complex that offers 22,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Another event space that recently opened is Pine & Poplar, a downtown venue that can accommodate up to 125 people. The 74-room Unscripted Durham opened in July with five food and beverage outlets, a spa- cious rooftop pool deck and a lounge. In addition to Durham's largest primary meeting venues, a number of smaller properties of various sorts offer additional elegant spaces, including 21C Museum Hotel, The King's Daughters Inn and The Durham Hotel. Durham Venues • Durham Convention Center: 35,000 square feet of meeting space; 15,496-square- foot ballroom; 190-room hotel adjacent • Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh- Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park: 32,000 square feet of meeting space; 331 guest rooms • Washington Duke Inn & Country Club: 29,143 square feet of meeting space; 271 guest rooms • JB Duke Hotel Thomas Executive Conference Center: 25,000 square feet of meeting space; 5,450-square-foot ballroom; 198 guest rooms Greensboro Greensboro, 30 miles due east of Winston-Salem, is North Carolina's third-largest city and home to a state university, a campus of UNC and five additional smaller colleges. The city is also home to some first-class attractions, many of which offer event space, including the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, the Greensboro Children's Museum, ► MEET IN THE CENTER OF IT ALL. Greensboro offers the perfect combination of small town charm and big city appeal. See what's new in Greensboro! You will be surprised by all it has to offer.

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