Black Meetings and Tourism

March / April 2015

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B M & T ••• March/April 2015 ••• 59 AREA GUIDES G E O R G I A MEETING & TRAVELING IN "THE PEACHTREE STATE" BY REGGIE MURPHY Planners organizing meetings in the Peach State's group-friendly locales can sweeten itineraries with functions at one of the state's many culturally diverse sites, which wonderfully represent a var- ied and seemingly endless list of options. With a major transportation hub in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, you'll have easy access to the Atlanta Metro area and throughout Georgia. ••DOUGLASVILLE•• The City of Douglasville is a designat- ed Main Street Town and adheres to the Main Street Four Point Approach. The Main Street Approach advocates a return to community self-reliance, local empow- erment, and the rebuilding of traditional commercial districts based on their unique assets: distinctive architecture, a pedestrian-friendly environment, personal service, local ownership, and a sense of community. Break from the hustle and bustle of the big city and come visit this novelty of a town. The Douglasville Downtown Conference Center provides the perfect environment for your next business meet- ing, conference, training session, or trade show. With superior flexibility, the state-of- the-art facility has unparalleled amenities to meet your business meeting needs. The venue includes a 7,672-sq. ft. ball- room that can be divided into five sepa- rate rooms, and offers a breathtaking rear terrace that overlooks Douglasville's charming historic district. The Conference Center also features a busi- ness center, two pre-function areas, a 150-seat auditorium and three meeting rooms. The unique blend of elegance and technology-savvy equipped rooms makes the new Douglasville Conference Center the perfect choice for corporate meetings and small to medium sized conferences, as well as weddings and social events. Whether it's business related or strict- ly for pleasure, Douglassville offers some of the best golfing at West Pines Golf Club. Planners can schedule a group event spicing up a rigorous day of meet- ings for an unforgettable golfing experi- ence. The course features four sets of tees, a full practice range and putting green. Of particular interest is the feel of the golf course which features rolling hills and numerous wooded areas. With sev- eral adjoining fairways, the West Pines golf course has plenty of room to play and offers beautiful vistas throughout the round. With so many area venues and con- certs, you can always find someone who's playing live music almost every night of the week. The Wednesday WindDown and Concerts on the Plaza are both ongoing live shows that are held at Douglasville's O'Neal Plaza. While in Douglasville, enjoying free time away from the conference room, attendees are encouraged to explore some of the city's top attractions, which include Six Flags Over Georgia, Sweetwater Creek State Park, Dog River Recreational Complex and The Arbor Place Mall. The closest major airport is Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), located about 20 miles from Douglasville. Douglasville Downtown Conference Center Twilight Exterior • • • STATS • • • HOTEL ROOMS Hampton Inn & Suites ATL-Six Flags 101 Days Inn Atlanta-Douglasville/Fairburn 55 Ramada Limited Douglasville 51 La Quinta Inn & Suites Atlanta Douglasville 50 EXHIBITION FACILITIES Douglasville Downtown Conference Center Total Exhibit Space 7,672. ft. Meeting Rooms 3 WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Douglasville CVB (800) 661-0013 Photo Credit: Douglasville CVB

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