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Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center Next spring, the new Asian Tropics area opens at Denver Zoo, which will become the world’s largest elephant habitat. And get this. Animal waste will be converted into energy. The entire exhibit area will be powered by a unique and odorless “gasification” process. Hoambrecker also suggests for groups the Wild Animal Sanctuary, the largest animal habitat in the country just 30 minutes from Arsenal. It’s a fun spot for a cocktail reception on one of the decks elevated above 25 rescued Bolivian lions, 70 tigers and dozens of grizzly bears. Altogether, the Sanctuary parents 290 once-abused carnivores. POSITIVELY CLEVELAND As a megatrend, sustainability is a concept encroaching into cities that might not be top of mind for progressive meeting planners. Cleveland is turning its historic image of an industrial city inside out. “We’ve been doing farm-to-table cooking before sustainable food was a concept,” says Tami Brown, vp of marketing for Positively Cleveland. “And by 2013, our new convention center will go far above and beyond what a convention center is expected to be.” In the next three years, Cleveland has $2 billion worth of new and upgraded infrastructure coming online. A centerpiece of that is the new Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center beside Lake Erie. A huge grassy field will entice groups to small reading gardens, biking and jogging paths. They can hold a general session or concert in an amphitheater, or enjoy a cocktail reception with lovely views of the lake as a backdrop. When Cleveland says their convention will have a green roof, they mean it. Half of the development is being built underground. Brown says, “Our civic and government organizations, with input from corporate and incentive business partners, decided we needed to create walkability, sustainability and accessibility to the new casino, aquarium, multiple hotels and the convention center for the benefit of the community and visitors.” The result will be an underground 230,000-sf exhibition hall with 27’ ceilings and an additional 100,000 sf of meeting space. Directly surrounding the grassy park, affectionately referred to as “The Mall,” there’s a wealth of post-meeting options. “Do you know we have the largest theater district outside New York City?” asks Brown. Formerly vaudeville theaters, they still have “red velvet carpets, huge chandeliers and decorated ceilings. Perfect for special events.... The Warehouse District offers unique dining and nightclub offerings, and East 4th Street District is a block of restaurants.” Brown points out that Cleveland is garnering nationwide attention for sustainable menus prepared by nationally-known chefs such as Iron Chef Michael Symon and Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef 2010,” Jonathan Sawyer. Symon’s Lola Bistro offers a private dining room for 30, serving locally-sourced dishes such as a beef cheek pierogi with wild mushrooms, horseradish and crème fraiche.—Karen Kuzsel sanfrancisco.travel; visitdenver.com; positivelycleveland.com “SUSTAINABILITY, GREEN, ORGANIC—THOSE TYPES OF THINGS ARE TRENDY, AND BUSINESSES THAT STAY CURRENT STAY BUSY.” prevueonline.net | 17 http://www.visitdenver.com http://www.positivelycleveland.com http://www.prevueonline.net

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Prevue September/October 2011

Back Bay, Boston
Manchester
Meliá Hotels & Resorts
San Francisco/Denver/Cleveland
HSMAI + Soles4Souls
IRF/MGM Resorts, Las Vegas
Daytona Beach
Sustainability: The Next Big Thing
Central America
India
Sweden
Barcelo Resorts/Samana, DR
Portland

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Prevue September/October 2011 - HSMAI + Soles4Souls (Page 18)
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