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destination spotlight

What's New: Savannah, Jekyll Island

& St. Simons Island
Savannah

bar. Hotel Indigo joins other new
hotels in recent years, including The
Cotton Sail and B Historic.
On the culinary side, new
restaurants include Hitch, which
offers Southern upscale bar food,
and the Atlantic, where you'll
find seasonal bites with fine
wine pairings. Or enjoy dinner
and a show aboard the Savannah
Riverboat Cruises' Georgia Queen,
a new 1,000-passenger riverboat.

Jekyll Island
The oceanfront Jekyll Island
Convention Center is an ideal venue
for an intimate meeting for 200
or a grand event for 2,000. From
catering to AV, it has all of the
resources needed to execute any
size event flawlessly. And with
nearby dining and shopping and
unique activities island-wide,
Jekyll Island is the beautiful,
seaside destination for any group.
And in just a few years, there
could be even more options for
associations looking to host
meetings on the island, as a lease
was approved earlier this year
for two new hotels-an 118-room
Courtyard by Marriott and a

90-room Residence Inn. The two
hotels, planned to open in 2019,
will share a lobby and services.
The hotels will join a number of
properties on the island, including
the Jekyll Island Club hotel, which
recently claimed the No. 3 spot on
the Best Hotels list in Southern
Living's South's Best 2017.

St. Simons Island
Speaking of Southern Living,
another of Georgia's Golden
Isles, St. Simons Island, claimed
the No. 2 spot on the list of
South's Best Islands. Known
for its laid-back atmosphere,
friendly locals and picturesque
landscape, St. Simons Island
is the perfect escape for
weekend getaways, summer
vacations and low-key events.
Also not to be missed: Southern
Soul. St. Simons' BBQ joint reigned
supreme on the list, boasting the
No. 1 position when it comes to
Best BBQ-no small feat. It's a
favorite spot for locals and visitors
alike. What's good? Anything on
their menu, seriously.
Source: Visit Savannah, Jekyll Island
Georgia, Golden Isles CVB

Savannah's Historic Riverfront.

Savannah is a charming,
Southern escape, where quirkiness
materializes through art and
period architecture houses trendy
boutiques, where ghost stories are
set under a veil of Spanish moss and
where local cuisine comes straight
from the coast. Known as one of
the "World's 30 Friendliest Cities"
by Condé Nast Traveler readers,
this coastal town has a world-class
reputation for hospitality and
grace. Savannah will draw you
in with romantic ambiance
and a lively atmosphere long
before you leave its flourishing,
park-like Historic District.
In recent years, the city has
experienced something of a growth
spurt. New hotels, restaurants and
more have made the city even more
enticing for meetings and events.
The new, modern Hotel Indigo, a
252-room boutique property, opened
in spring 2016 right in the heart
of the Historic District. It has six
meeting rooms and 6,000 feet of
event space, including an outdoor
lounge. The hotel also houses
the farmhouse-style Five Oaks
Taproom, an upscale restaurant and

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Connections - Summer 2017

GSAE News & Events
New Members
Living Legends: Lori K. Spear, CAE, Ragan Cohn, CAE, Karl Kirsch, CAE
A Win/Win Week for Restaurants and Their Customers
Meetings Thought Leadership
6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Media Coverage
Standing Out Among the Clutter
GSAE Rock Stars Gather in Macon for the 2017 Annual Meeting
Summer Luncheon
Destination spotlight: Savannah, Jekyll Island & St. Simons Island
Choices: A Taste for Online Groceries?
Advertiser.com
Index of Advertisers
Index of Advertisers/ Advertiser.com
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Connections - Summer 2017 - GSAE News & Events
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Connections - Summer 2017 - New Members
Connections - Summer 2017 - Living Legends: Lori K. Spear, CAE, Ragan Cohn, CAE, Karl Kirsch, CAE
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Connections - Summer 2017 - A Win/Win Week for Restaurants and Their Customers
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Connections - Summer 2017 - Meetings Thought Leadership
Connections - Summer 2017 - 6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Media Coverage
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Connections - Summer 2017 - Standing Out Among the Clutter
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Connections - Summer 2017 - GSAE Rock Stars Gather in Macon for the 2017 Annual Meeting
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Connections - Summer 2017 - Summer Luncheon
Connections - Summer 2017 - Destination spotlight: Savannah, Jekyll Island & St. Simons Island
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