Iconic Property Re-Opens

DALLAS — The Statler, an iconic downtown Dallas hotel, recently opened as part of the Curio Collection by Hilton following a $255 million redevelopment. Originally opened in 1956 as one of Conrad Hilton’s first convention properties, The Statler is heralded as a pioneer hotel, bringing …

Hurricane Relief Efforts Continue


The 2017 hurricane season may be over for the southern U.S., but many people are still reeling from the impact of this year’s major storms. As those who were affected by one of the worst Atlantic hurricane seasons on record continue to deal with the loss of lives, …

December Small Market of the Month: Longview, Texas

Nestled in the beautiful piney woods with many options for hotels, restaurants, and shopping, Longview is the perfect hub for meeting in East Texas. You’ll find opportunities to explore the great outdoors, fly high over the city in a hot air balloon ride, enjoy award-winning barbecue, take in the view …

Top 5 Tips for Golf Tournament Planners

It’s official: more and more planners are seeing the value in having a tournament as part of their event. Golf pros and meeting professionals at prestigious golf venues across the South have some advice for planners who are curious about adding a tournament to their events. …

Using Music to Energize Corporate Presentations

Executives, by and large, expect your presentation to be boring. It’s why they ask for the exec summaries up front––so if they have to zone off, they’re still covered. So how do you signal to them, right away, that yours is different? One of the easiest ways is …

November Small Market of the Month: Pigeon Forge, TN

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, has a wide variety of meeting facilities, each able to accommodate small to large groups and each providing all the amenities needed to ensure a successful meeting. What makes Pigeon Forge unique are the attractions and activities that will entertain attendees long after the meeting has ended.

Exploring Louisiana’s Northshore

By Senior Editor Marcia Bradford

During previous trips to New Orleans I have often glanced at the long causeway dissecting Lake Pontchartrain as I followed I-10 southward into the heart of the Big Easy and thought I’d like to check out the area. In mid-September …

Technology Trends That Will Drive Future Events

Today’s conventions and trade shows are not your fathers’ events. So much has changed, and event technology has been one of the most dominant change agents, driven mostly by the advent of metrics to measure trade show investment dollars.

Now, event technologies that were not available 20 …

2018 Top New or Renovated Awards Announced

The editor’s picks are in for ConventionSouth’s Annual Top New or Renovated Awards for 2018.

After hundreds of nominations and an editorial review, this is our elite list of the top 66 new or renovated meeting sites and destinations in the South.

Congratulations to our winners …


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