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Global DMC Partners Launches Global Standardization Program

Global DMC Partners, the leading global network of Destination Management Companies (DMCs), announces their Global Standardization Program. This program will help meeting professionals by simplifying the process of working with DMCs.

PM Hotel Group Announces Completion of Renovation of Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

RALEIGH, N.C. (BUSINESS WIRE) – Officials of PM Hotel Group, a leading, national hotel management company, today announced that it has completed the multi-million renovation of the 353-room Sheraton Raleigh Hotel in North Carolina. This marks the first of four planned renovations the company expects to complete in 2017.

How You Can Help With Gatlinburg Wildfire Relief

With the wind-spread wildfire in the Gatlinburg/Sevier County area, thousands of people have already been displaced. Looking for a way to help, many individuals and organizations have stepped in to plan fundraisers and donation drives.

The South’s Top Cool Spots For Summer Events

The votes are in! ConventionSouth’s readers and Facebook fans have selected their top 10 picks for “The South’s Cool Spots For Summer Events.” In late October, ConventionSouth Editors compiled a Facebook ballot with a list of 35 meetings destinations that are well fit for summer meetings as they offer escape from the summer heat. From… Read more »

2016 Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

The results are in for ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. After more than 4,000 readers and fans voted, this is our elite list of the top 250 meeting sites and destinations in the South. Congratulations to our winners and remember to look for them within our 2016 December Annual Awards Issue.

2017 Top New or Renovated Awards Announced

The editor’s picks are in for ConventionSouth’s Annual Top New or Renovated Awards for 2017. After hundreds of nominations and an editorial review, this is our elite list of the top 55 new or renovated meeting sites and destinations in the South. Congratulations to our winners and remember to look for them within our 2016 December Annual Awards Issue.

2016 Readers’ Choice Honorable Mentions

This year the voting and participation for Readers’ Choice Awards was so high that we received a large number of write-in nominations. While we receive write-in votes every year, the properties listed below received multiple write-in votes, which qualified them for our Honorable Mention recognition.

DoubleTree by Hilton Debuts New 30-Acre Resort in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. September 15, 2016 – After major renovations and an expansion, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) completed the 30-acre DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront the 12-month, multimillion dollar transformation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Formerly known as the Springmaid Beach Resort, the seaside hotel now boasts a 20,000 square-foot main building, ocean view restaurant and lounge, “grab… Read more »

Transforming Louisville and the Kentucky International Convention Center

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 »