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Professional Convention Management Association

October 12 2015

Sponsor Spotlight: Asheville CVB

Kathy Sullivan




Where else can you mingle on the roof of an 1890’s French-style chateau with 360-degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains? Or raft the 3rd oldest river in the world? Or be transported by the culinary creations of a James Beard Award-winning chef? All of this, and much more, awaits you in Asheville, a city whose blend of bohemian style and worldly sophistication have earned it such distinctions as one of Frommer's’ Best Places to Go in 2015, the “Most Beautiful Places In America,”  Good Morning America), one of “America’s Best River Towns” (Outside magazine), and one of the “Tastiest Towns in the South,” (Southern Living).
 
Not just meeting. Exceeding.
Asheville offers a diverse inventory of meeting spaces of up to 83,000 sq. ft. to meet the specific needs of your group. From boutique hotels like the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Historic Biltmore Village to resorts like the celebrated 100-year-old Omni Grove Park Inn or the elegant Inn on Biltmore Estate. From the downtown convenience of the Renaissance Asheville Hotel to the south side style of the Hilton Asheville in fashionable Biltmore Park Town Square. From intimate stand-alone venues to expansive, multi-function facilities like the U.S. Cellular Center with 83,000 square feet of meeting space, the Wilma M. Sherrill Center with 48,000 square feet of space and Western North Carolina Agricultural Center boasting 143,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
 
Before, During & After Your Meeting
Whether you’re looking to plan a rooftop reception or an exhilarating zipline adventure, Asheville offers a variety of memorable, one-of-a-kind experiences that will make your meeting irresistible to potential attendees. Discover George Vanderbilt’s magnificent Biltmore. Savor the city’s cool and oh-so-happening culinary scene with over 250 independent restaurants and James Beard award-winning chefs. Tap into a nationally renowned craft beer scene that features 18 (and counting) craft breweries. Catch the rhythms of a vibrant downtown pulsing with drum circles and street performers. Gallery hop the city’s cutting-edge art scene. Toast the day’s end in a variety of unique venues, like the Sunset Terrace at the Omni Grove Park Inn or the balcony of Sky Bar overlooking the city skyline. And take to the outdoors in over a million acres of national forests, with ample opportunity for guided mountain biking and hiking, wild food foraging, whitewater rafting, mountain golf and more.
 
On a Mission to help you succeed
The Asheville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau can provide you all the tools and information you need to hold a successful and totally unforgettable meeting. The Asheville CVB offers completely complimentary services save you time, effort and help you make the smartest decisions. And when you source a meeting through the Asheville CVB the group is eligible for a host of exclusive services ranging from gift cards to help build attendance, VIP amenity gifts and an attraction value card for all your attendees and more.
 
Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau
36 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
800-257-5583

AshevilleNCMeetings.com


GETTING THERE
Located at the center of two major interstates (I-40 and I-26) and only a 3.5 hour drive from Atlanta, getting to Asheville is a breeze. The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) also offers direct flights from major hubs. In fact, 50% of the US population is within 600 miles of our mountain home. We’re also within shouting distance of excellent airports in Greenville (GSP) and Charlotte (CLT).
 
ASHEVILLE AT A GLANCE
· Meeting space ranging from 2,000 to 83,000 sq. ft.
· Over 7,000 hotel rooms
· 250 independent restaurants and 18 craft breweries
· Easy, convenient access by car or air
· Unmatched cultural and outdoor experiences

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