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SPoNSoREd CONTENT > destination spotlight Myrtle Beach encompasses 60 miles of coastline and receives 14 million visitors annually. Meet at the Coast ThERE IS No shortage of beachfront property on the east coast from which to host your next event. From Georgia up through the Carolinas, meeting venues highlight sandy beaches, green golf courses and blue skies that will attract attendees. The new Jeykll Island Convention Center is the only oceanfront convention facility on the east coast south of New Jersey, a fact not lost on the building's design team. Throughout the 128,000-square foot building, hints of the coastal environment are found. Architectural design firm HHCP crafted the center's Atlantic Hall ballroom to be versatile for almost any size crowd. At 45,000-square feet, the ballroom can be a single, grand room with unobstructed space, or can be divided into two, three, four, six or eight sections. When utilized as a single room, the venue holds up to 6,900 individuals in a standing reception; a seated banquet can accommodate up to 2,800 attendees. The flexible nature of the venue and its ample open space make the facility perfect for a variety of events. In addition to the large, flexible Atlantic Hall, the new convention center offers an additional 11 breakout meeting rooms, including the upgraded 3,200-square foot Ben Porter Oceanside Salon. Large pre-function areas and more than 30,000-square feet of patio and lawn function areas make the new center as malleable as it is efficient. If you're looking for a place for members to stay and meet, The Westin Jekyll Island is Starwood Hotels and Resorts' newest hotel in the Southeast, located along the beautiful Georgia coastline, offering direct beach access and breathtaking ocean views. The brand-new property features 187 guestrooms, 13 suites and function space for meetings or uplifting social events. Guests will enjoy a resort style pool and an array of dining options. Up the beach in South Carolina, the Myrtle Beach area encompasses 60 miles of coastline, which receives 14 million visitors annually. Boasting spectacular beaches, challenging golf courses and fresh local seafood, area also features the expanded and renovated Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The center is home to a 400 room luxury hotel with 100,000 square foot Exhibit Hall and 18,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, seating 1,500 people. The Myrtle Beach area also boasts more than 89,000 guest rooms in virtually every price range. Nearby, Hilton Head Island is in the midst of an exciting renaissance, where almost $300 million dollars in renovations is being invested into the island, including countless resort upgrades and enhancements. One such property is the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa, which is fresh off a $30 million renovation. The 416-room beachfront resort also features more than 30,500 square feet of meeting and event space within 19 rooms (including a 13,200-square foot Grand Ballroom) The Westin Jekyll Island is Starwood Hotels and Resorts' newest hotel in the Southeast, located along the beautiful Georgia coastline, offering direct beach access and breathtaking ocean views. Hilton Head Island is in the midst of an exciting renaissance, where almost $300 million dollars in renovations is being invested in the island. and over 9500 square feet of dedicated oceanfront event space. When the meetings are over, your attendees can enjoy any of Hilton Head's 24 world-class golf courses, miles of pristine beaches, over 270 restaurants, 350 tennis courts, and 200 stores and outlets. No matter which east coast beach you pick for your meeting, it's clear that your attendees will be in for a relaxing treat. connections 27

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Connections - Spring 2015

Message from the Chair
GSAE News & Events
New Members
Keeping Up with the Millennials
Coaching Investments in the Workforce
A Conversation with Them Young’uns
The Sandwich Generation: Juggling Family Responsibilities
The Internship Experience
GSAE Events
Destination: Meet at the Coast
Choices: Art to the Science or the Science to the Art
Index of Advertisers
Advertiser.com

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