Small Market Meetings

FEB 2017

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W e s t i n S a v a n n a h H a r b o r G o l f Westin Savannah Harbor Golf R e s o r t a n d S p a Resort and Spa S a v a n n a h , G e o r g i a Savannah, Georgia Sitting by the pool or mingling on the lawn, guests at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa have one of the best views in Savannah, Georgia: They can watch massive ships passing on the Savannah River and look across to the downtown skyline, where the dome of city hall gleams with real Georgia gold. The resort sits on the banks of the river next to the 330,000-square-foot Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, which is connected to the 403-room hotel via a covered causeway. The Westin can sell directly into designated space at the conven- tion center through one contract, making it a seamless process for the planner, said David Moses, director of public relations and com- munications for the resort. They call that designated space the Savannah Harbor Conference Center; the facility includes 13 meetings rooms, the largest of which is almost 4,200 square feet, as well as a 350-per- son auditorium. At the resort, another 34,000 square feet of event space offers 15 meeting rooms, including an 11,500-square-foot ballroom. Two event lawns and the Riverfront Esplanade face the river, where a free water taxi ferries guests to and from downtown. The River Lawn is the site of the resort's monthly First Friday oyster roast, an evening event that planners often arrange for their own groups. The 3,300-square-foot Harbor Ballroom is attached to the Harbor Lawn, which offers another 9,000 square feet, a central gazebo and river views. The resort has an on-site marina and can arrange for guests to walk out of the hotel and board a riverboat for a scenic cruise. For small- er groups, the Westin partners with the Bloody Point Golf Club and Resort to take guests on a 30-minute boat ride to Daufuskie Island for a beach excursion on "10 miles of basically pri- vate beaches," Moses said. "If Savannah is a place where time slows down, it stops on Daufuskie Island," he said. M o u n t P l e a s a n t M e m o r i a l Mount Pleasant Memorial W a t e r f r o n t P a r k Waterfront Park M o u n t P l e a s a n t , S o u t h C a r o l i n a Mount Pleasant, South Carolina It's one of the most iconic landmarks in South Carolina: The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. The striking bridge, with its elegantly splayed-out cables, spans the Cooper River, connecting downtown Charleston on the west to the town of Mount Pleasant on the east. At NOT YOUR ORDINARY MEETING EXPERIENCE. From five attendees to a hundred thousand, we'll put your meeting in the Winner's Circle. Our 28 hotels add up to over 2,800 rooms. Here, you'll fi nd world-class venues, convention space and services fi t for champions. Contact Selah Havard at 704-456-7970 or © 2016 Cabarrus County, NC and ® 2016 Stewart-Haas Racing

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