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ConventionSouth‘s July 2016 Issue

Features

    San Antonio Sparkles

    La Canterra Resort and Spa

    San Antonio is sparkling with new life as a number of capital projects come onboard within the city. For meetings and conferences, this means a memorable meeting location that offers everything from a revamped Henry B. González Convention Center to recreated urban spaces for outdoor special events at Hemisfair. Henry B. González Convention Center Sparkles… Read more »

    Experiencing the Marriott Orlando World Center

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    By Marcia, Bradford, Orlando, Florida, June 9 -12, 2016 With 2,009 guest rooms, 120 suites and 450,000 square feet of event space, The Marriott Orlando World Center truly is a world onto itself. In fact, during the three nights and four days I was there, the only time I left the property was to to… Read more »

    A Visit to the Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook in Birmingham, AL (May 12-15, 2016)

    The Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook

    True confession: I have traveled through Birmingham, Alabama on many road trips but have never really spent any time there. On the other hand, I have had the pleasure of staying at one of the Kessler Collection’s Grand Bohemian properties (in Asheville, N.C.) and had lunch at another (in St. Augustine, Fla.) and love the… Read more »

Making Headlines

    Transforming Louisville and the Kentucky International Convention Center

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    LOUISVILLE KY, Aug. 16, 2016: The Kentucky State Fair Board and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the closure of the Kentucky International Convention Center for $207 million dollar renovations. The renovations and expansion will include the exhibit hall, ballroom and hotel rooms. According to the Louisville CVB, “studies show that with the additional… Read more »

    Approval Granted for New Hotel & Convention Center in Arkansas

    Approval Granted for New Hotel & Convention Center in Arkansas

    Jonesboro, Ark. (KAIT) – Earlier this month, Hilton Worldwide approved Jonesboro Hotel Partners and O’Reilly Hospitality Management’s request to build a new 202-room hotel and 40,000-square-foot convention center on the Arkansas State University (ASU) campus in Jonesboro, Ark. This project has been in the works for many months since the agreement of university officials in March, but Jonesboro Hotel… Read more »

    Kalahari Resorts and Conventions to Open New Property in Round Rock, Texas

    Kalahari Resort and Convention Announces New Property in Round Rock, Texas

    Wisconsin Dells, Wis—Kalahari Resorts and Conventions announced on June 15, 2016 that it will open its first property in the Southwest in Round Rock, Texas, a city with a population of 105,000 and located 15 miles north of Austin, Texas. This new location will be similar to existing Kalahari resorts with an authentic African theme, up to 1,000… Read more »

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