Winston-Salem Meetings and Conventions

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07/15/2016
NC Craft Beer Conference Taps Winston-Salem for the Next Four Years
Winston-Salem has been selected to host the annual North Carolina Craft Brewers Conference for four consecutive years beginning this November bringing an estimated 500 representatives each year.

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04/11/2016
Visit Winston-Salem Names New National Sales Manager
Visit Winston-Salem announced Alexandra "Alex" Collins, CHSE, as the new national sales manager responsible for booking convention business in the national, regional association and corporate market segments.

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04/05/2016
Visit Winston-Salem Inks Contract with Association Executives of North Carolina
Visit Winston-Salem has secured the 2017 Annual Convention of Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC), July 23-24, and is estimated to bring 200 association executives into the destination.

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04/04/2016
Winston-Salem Breaks Ground on $18 Million Benton Convention Center Renovation
Winston-Salem tourism leaders and elected officials signified the official start of the multi-million dollar renovation project for the Benton Convention Center with a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, March 31.

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11/05/2015
Senior Leadership Appointed at Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants today officially announced the name of its first North Carolina hotel – Kimpton Cardinal Hotel – and the appointment of senior leadership for the property located in the historic R.J. Reynolds Building, a beloved landmark of downtown Winston-Salem. General Manager John Esainko and Director of Sales & Marketing Tina Fullard will lead The Cardinal, the city’s first upscale boutique hotel, which is set to open in early 2016. The two hospitality veterans bring nearly four decades of experience to the 174-room property, which will occupy the first six floors of the former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company headquarters. Reviving the iconic property as the destination’s newest luxury hotel, The Cardinal will greatly expand the city’s offerings in the local community for business and leisure travelers alike.

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10/01/2015
Winston-Salem to Host 2018 Visit NC 365 Conference
Winston-Salem has been selected as the host city for the 2018 Visit NC 365 Conference. Formerly known as the North Carolina Governor’s Conference on Tourism, the conference is scheduled for March 4-6 and is expected to draw 550 representatives from the state’s burgeoning tourism industry.

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09/17/2015
20th Restoring Southern Gardens & Landscapes Conference October 1-3, 2015
The 20th Conference on Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes is titled “Learning from the Past: Planting for the Future” and will be held Oct. 1–3, 2015 at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, N.C. The conference will cover several major themes in southern landscape restoration that have gained attention and momentum in recent years including Seed Saving and Heirloom Gardening; Pen, Brush & Lens: Art in the Garden; The African American Landscape and Garden; and Restoring the Early Twentieth-Century Southern Landscape.

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09/08/2015
Internationally Recognized Architectural Firm Presents Final Design for Winston-Salem Convention Center Renovation
Atlanta-based tvsdesign, the architectural and design firm contracted for Winston-Salem’s Benton Convention Center, has presented the final design plans for the multi-phased renovation project, beginning January 2016.

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07/29/2015
Visit Winston-Salem Receives Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings Magazine
Visit Winston-Salem is proud to announce it has received the prestigious Pinnacle Award as one of the 2015 Best Southeast CVBs from Successful Meetings magazine.

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04/08/2015
Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel to Open in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with Innovate Next Generation Design and Decor
The 110-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is scheduled to open on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 with its smart, inventive public space and guest room design, and its bright and inviting décor. Located at 125 South Main Street, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Winston-Salem Downtown will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Summit Hospitality Group, Ltd. of Raleigh, North Carolina. This is the newest Fairfield Inn & Suites in the area to feature a custom design and décor, which enhance the guest experience through flexible features, and a warm and welcoming environment.

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02/11/2015
Meetings in Winston-Salem – Fast Facts
Centrally located in North Carolina, Winston-Salem offers diverse and vibrant experiences for meetings and corporate events. Known as the City of Arts & Innovation, the city has a unique vibe shaped by an intriguing mix of Old Salem’s Eastern European Moravian history and the thriving industrial center of Winston.

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12/01/2014
Visit Winston-Salem Receives Honors from Readers and Editors of ConventionSouth Magazine
Visit Winston-Salem recently won a 2014 Readers' Choice Award from ConventionSouth magazine, and the destination was named among the Top 10 Rising Destinations for Meetings for 2015 selected by the publication. The annual Readers' Choice Awards are determined by meeting professionals and other readers of the magazine, while the Rising Destination list is selected by ConventionSouth's editorial team.

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10/29/2014
Winston-Salem Surprises Meeting Planners with an Abundance of Unique and Innovative Spaces
Combine Old Salem’s rich Moravian history from Eastern Europe with the thriving industrial center of Winston, and you get Winston-Salem – an area abounding in diverse and vibrant experiences for meetings and corporate events. Beyond its more than 100,000-square-foot Benton Convention Center, traditional big-box venues, outdoor stadiums and full-service hotels, Winston-Salem is home to a surprising variety of unique and innovative spaces for meetings and events.

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07/16/2014
Visit Winston-Salem Ends Fiscal with Increased Convention Sales and Delegate Spending
Visit Winston-Salem closed its 2013-14 fiscal year June 30 by securing 143 future convention and sports events totaling more than 73,000 room nights in Forsyth County hotels estimated to generate $78 million in delegate spending for Winston-Salem.

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05/22/2014
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Unveils Plans to Convert Iconic R.J. Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina into City’s First Four-Star Boutique Hotel
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today a new partnership with Philadelphia-based PMC Property Group to convert one of the most iconic and historically significant properties in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – the R.J. Reynolds Building –into the city’s first luxury boutique hotel, which will occupy the first six floors of the building. PMC will be the developer of the mixed-use property which will include the hotel, meeting and function space, a lobby bar, restaurant, and luxury rental residential housing on the upper floors.

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03/24/2014
Sims Patrick Studio Wins IIDA Award of Merit for Graylyn’s Mews Redesign
The 9th annual International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Georgia Chapter Best of the Best Forum Design Awards took place February 27, 2014 at 200 Peachtree Street, in Atlanta, GA. Taking home an Award of Merit for Small Hospitality was Sims Patrick Studio.

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01/21/2014
Visit Winston-Salem Ends 2013 with Increased Convention Bookings and Delegate Spending
Visit Winston-Salem's Convention Sales team closed 2013 with a 10 percent increase, year over year, in definite hotel room night bookings. The future bookings account for more than 74,000 room nights in Forsyth County hotels and are estimated to generate $80 million in economic impact for the Winston-Salem area.

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07/10/2013
Visit Winston-Salem Ends Fiscal Year with Increased Convention Sales and Delegate Spending
Visit Winston-Salem closed its 2012-13 fiscal year June 30 with a four percent increase, year over year, in future convention and sports events bookings. The bookings account for more than 71,000 room nights in Forsyth County hotels and are estimated to generate $73 million in economic impact for the Winston-Salem area.

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11/09/2012
Marriott Hotel Winston-Salem In The Twin City Quarter Is Honored With ConventionSouth’s Prestigious Annual Readers’ Choice Award
It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, present Marriott Hotel Winston-Salem In The Twin City Quarter with a 2012 Readers’ Choice Award.

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11/05/2012
Winston-Salem Tapped to Host Prestigious Travel Trade Convention in Spring 2016
Visit Winston-Salem has been selected to host the Travel South USA’s Travel South Showcase March 3-9, 2016. This important tourism trade show will bring more than 600 delegates, occupying 1,400 hotel rooms and generate more than $800,000 in economic impact for Winston-Salem.

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