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Marriott International

November 11, 2013 14:24 ET

Augusta, GA Hotel Recognized as a Top Meeting Facility With Awards From ConventionSouth

The Votes Are In, and the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center Emerges as a Clear Leader Among Meeting Facilities

AUGUSTA, GA--(Marketwired - Nov 11, 2013) - Recognition for a job well done always feels good, whether it's from a boss or a colleague. Recognition by industry experts and more than 6,500 people, however, points to something even greater. Such is the case for the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, which received ConventionSouth's 2013 Readers' Choice Award as well as placement in its Top 50 New or Renovated Meeting Site Awards.

As a multimedia authority on event-planning in the South, ConventionSouth reaches more than 18,000 meeting professionals each month. This was the audience that its publishers and editors tapped for nominations and votes regarding the best meeting sites in the South. Five-hundred nominations were made, more than 6,500 votes were cast and 150 winners emerged.

Considering the flexibility, elegance and abundance of space afforded by these Augusta, Georgia meeting rooms, it's no surprise the hotel earned this recognition. Nor is it a surprise that the property was honored with one of ConventionSouth's 50 Top New or Renovated Meeting Site Awards, since only this hotel is connected to the new Olmstead Exhibit Hall, which boasts 55,000 square feet of event space. Plus the hotel itself features 45,000 square feet of banquet halls, breakout rooms and ballrooms, making it one of the most versatile and expansive meeting destinations in the South.

The Readers' Choice Award recognizes not just the nuts and bolts of meeting spaces, but also the professionalism and creativity of the customer service. That the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center has now received this award three times is a testament to its comprehensive approach to creating flawless events. Whether it's a small board meeting or an international conference, the hotel has the space, the technological capabilities and the service to create a perfect event.

Weddings in Augusta, GA also capitalize on this hotel's resources. Couples can enjoy inspiring menus, dramatic entrances and onsite technical support to create the wedding of their dreams. Guests, meanwhile, enjoy their visits to the fullest, thanks to the hotel's generous amenities and ideal location. In addition to comfortable guest rooms, travelers are just minutes from shopping, cultural attractions and the best golf courses in Augusta, Georgia when they stay at this premier property.

ConventionSouth will honor the hotel in its December 2013 issue, along with the other meeting sites, CVBs, hotels and facilities that earned the Readers' Choice Award.

About the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
With ample meeting space, 372 guest rooms and a range of amenities to suit business and leisure travelers alike, the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center is designed to accommodate any need. Enjoying connected access to the Augusta Convention Center, the hotel affords 100,000 square feet of ballroom, exhibition and meeting space, allowing business travelers the ultimate in convenience and productivity. And when the workday is done, visitors can retire to guest rooms outfitted with complimentary high-speed Internet, spacious desks, plush beds and, in the suites, refrigerators, microwaves, living rooms and flat-screen televisions. A fitness center, seasonal outdoor pool and year-round indoor pool make it easy to stay active, while a variety of dining options ensures that guests never have to leave the property to grab a bite. This hotel, which is located near the Augusta, GA airport, also puts visitors near attractions like Gallery Row, the Morris Museum of Art and Lake Thurmond so that they can enjoy the surrounding area as much as the hotel itself.

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