Black Meetings and Tourism

September/October 2014

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B M & T ••• Septemebr/October 2014 ••• 43 "THE GATE CITY"…. TOP LEVEL HOSPITALITY WITH A SOUTHERN TOUCH BY SOLOMON J. HERBERT II With a great selection of 135 attrac- tions, the fun never ends in Greensboro! Centrally located in North Carolina's pic- turesque heartland, Greensboro is the perfect place for meeting planners to book their clients' events as well as pro- vide conference attendees a place to relax and be immersed in entertainment. Business travelers and leisure travelers alike can play in the center of it all! Dine with a selection of more than 500 restau- rants and feel at home with more than 87 accommodations to choose from. With 197,000 total sq. ft. of exhibit space Greensboro's Coliseum Complex is by far the city's top meeting and con- ference venue, offering flexibilities and space for any size and just about any style desired. For each of the 800 events presented yearly, a variety of configura- tions are possible. The 167,000-sq. ft. Special Events Center can be partitioned into four halls, leaving 60,000 sq. ft. for exhibits and 4,500-seat general seating setup for group sessions or entertain- ment. With 990 guest rooms and 250,000 sq ft. of meeting space the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons/Joseph S. Koury Convention Center is a prime location meeting plan- ners can choose allowing conference attendees to participate in conference functions and be just a few steps away from their hotel room. The hotel/conven- tion center is also located just two miles away from the Coliseum Complex. Spanning over 106,000 sq. ft. includ- ing separate meeting rooms and ample floor space for multiple sports The Greensboro Sportsplex offers meeting planners yet another amazing venue to hold multiple types of events. The Sportsplex is equipped with several meeting room sizes to accommodate all of your clients' corporate outings. While in Greensboro, conference attendees are encouraged to explore the city's magnificent art galleries and muse- ums as well as delve into the booming nightlife. After a day of constant running around, meetings and other conference related events this off time will be much appreciated. The International Civil Rights Center & Museum offers an educational journey through the challenges African- Americans faced in the struggle for equal rights in the United States and brings this history to life with vivid photography, arti- facts, video reenactments and interactive galleries. The museum is located in the former F.W. Woolworth retail store, a Greensboro historic site. The African American Atelier Gallery is an art gallery that provides rotational exhi- bitions, gallery talks and artist forums. Local, regional, national and international professional and emerging artists are showcased through group and solo exhi- bitions each year. The gift shop offers an array of African-American prints. Serving as the director of Sales at the Greensboro Area CVB, Ava Pope and the Sales Team can assist planners with any booking busi- ness into the city. Located at the center of North Carolina and the midpoint of the East Coast, Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTIA) is strategically positioned at the hub of the dynamic Piedmont Triad region, situated between the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point where I-40, I-85 and the future I-73 and I-74 converge. More than 4.5 million people live within a 90-minute drive of PTIA. AREA GUIDES G R E E N S B O R O • • • STATS • • • HOTEL ROOMS Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons 990 Grandover Resort & Conference Center 247 Greensboro Marriott Downtown 280 Embassy Suites Hotel-Greensboro 219 Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport 299 EXHIBITION FACILITIES Greensboro Coliseum Complex Total Exhibit Space 197,000 sq. ft. Meeting Rooms 4 WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Greensboro Area CVB (800) 344-2282 AVA POPE Greensboro International Civil Rights Center and Museum Photo Credit: Greensboro Area CVB

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