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Winston-Salem is a sophisticated meeting destination centrally and conveniently located at the epicenter of North
Carolina. Convenient by air, rail or automobile,
Winston-Salem offers meeting planners and
delegates more than 5,000 hotel rooms and 50
Winston-Salem’s award-winning walkable
downtown is home to more than 100 locally
owned restaurants, dozens of galleries, retail
shops, and a variety of meeting venues
including the newly renovated Benton
The 105,000-square-foot Benton Convention
Center’s multi-million-dollar, multi-phased
renovation added flexibility, functionality, and
upgrades each thoughtfully driven by feedback
from meeting planners and attendees. Two
enclosed climate-controlled walkways connect
the Benton to the Twin City Quarter that is
comprised of the 146-room Embassy Suites and
the 315-room Downtown Marriott.
The Downtown Arts District to the east
offers a more eclectic, avant-garde flavor while
the historic West End neighborhood, abundant
with Victorian homes, gives patrons a glance
back to Winston-Salem’s early 1900’s heydays.
Winston-Salem’s downtown is buzzing with
the energy and excitement of more than $1.5
billion in development initiatives including
Wake Forest Innovation Quarter ( WFIQ), one
of the fastest-growing urban-based districts for
innovation and research in the country. A hub
for biomedical science and nanotechnology,
WFIQ offers planners open spaces designed to
encourage creativity and collaboration. Nearby,
the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel is located in the
1929 R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Building, the
prototype for the Empire State Building.
Visit WinstonSalem has announced a new
WAKE UP REWARDS PROGRAM offering
up to a $3,000 credit plus an array of incentives
for meeting planners that book with Visit
Winston-Salem and at the Benton Convention
Christian Schroeder, Director of Sales &
Convention Services, Visit Winston-Salem
336-728-4200 (main), 336-728-4213 (direct)
www.visitwinstonsalem.com or www.
;nston-Salem, North Carolina
CONVENIENT, DIVERSE AND ALIVE WITH INNOVATION
Thought you knew us?
Meet the new us.
With a multimillion dollar Convention Center renovation
and more than a billion invested downtown, Winston-Salem is
renovating more than buildings. We’re Reinventing the Meeting.
Join the thousands of delegates, meeting planners and groups finding inspiration (and enhanced
meeting space!) in the newly reinvented Benton Convention Center, the centerpiece of Winston-Salem’s reinvented downtown. Email Christian Schroeder at Christian@Visit WinstonSalem.com
or Alex Collins, CHSE, at Alex@Visit WinstonSalem.com or visit ReinventYourMeeting.com.