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Upstate venues recognized as Southeastern convention hubs

Staff Report //October 27, 2020//

Upstate venues recognized as Southeastern convention hubs

Staff Report //October 27, 2020//

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While 2020 hasn’t been a stellar year for large-scale conference venues or convention planners, it has added another feather to the hat of several Upstate event venues.

Out of 380 convention and visitors bureaus across the Southeast, readers of ConventionSouth voted the BMW Performance Center, Spartanburg Marriott, VisitGreenvilleSC and OneSpartanburg Inc. as South Carolina’s top venues and event hosts for the year — the third time Spartanburg’s Visitor’s Center and Tourism Bureau has received the award since 2001, according to a news release from the county’s combined economic, business and tourism development group.

ConventionSouth is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., with a circulation of more than 18,000 readers in the event planning sector across the Southeast, according to a news release.

“ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that OneSpartanburg Inc. has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” Ashleigh Osborne, associate publisher of ConventionSouth, said in the news release. “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that OneSpartanburg Inc. indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”

Other Palmetto State venues handpicked by the award’s 8,000 voters include:

  • Myrtle Beach’s Breakers Resort
  • Charleston Area CVB
  • Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
  • Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach-Oceanfront Resort
  • Florence Center
  • Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront, Myrtle Beach
  • Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort
  • Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau
  • Charleston’s Hotel Bella Grace
  • Myrtle Beach Area CVB
  • Myrtle Beach Convention Center
  • Hilton Head’s Palmera Inn
  • Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
  • Tides Folly Beach Oceanfront