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Want to make your next meeting a success in every way? Plan on it in Baltimore, an exciting city with surprises around every corner. With a major renaissance underway including groundbreaking growth in accommodations and meeting facilities, nightlife, and attractions just a short walk away from our expanded Convention Center-Baltimore is your place to meet.

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BACVA Sales Presentation

  1. 1. Then & Now: Baltimore History
  2. 2. Then… A Blue Collar and Agricultural Heritage
  3. 3. Baltimore’s Big Makeover
  4. 4. Now… An Easy, Breezy Cosmopolitan City
  5. 5. Then…… Site of an Epic Battle
  6. 6. Now… A Major Attraction and Historical Shrine
  7. 7. Then…… An Industrial Waterfront
  8. 8. Now… An Urban Renewal Success Story The Stunning INNER HARBOR
  9. 9. Harbor East
  10. 10. West Side
  11. 11. Baltimore’s Convention Community Baltimore’s Convention Center Community
  12. 12. An Accessible Community • 7,000 rooms within walking distance • 4,000 committable rooms • Overhead walkways link to Inner Harbor, hotels and fine dining
  13. 13. An Accessible Community
  14. 14. Baltimore Convention Center
  15. 15. Baltimore Convention Center • 300,000 square feet of exhibition space • 50 meeting rooms • 36,672-square-foot ballroom
  16. 16. The Hilton Baltimore Convention Center Hotel
  17. 17. The Hilton Baltimore Convention Center Hotel • Scheduled to open August 2008 • 757 rooms–including 19 suites • 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space (25,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom & 15,000 square-foot Junior Ballroom) • Underground parking (750 spaces) • 5,000 square feet of dining space
  18. 18. The Hilton Baltimore Convention Center Hotel • Only hotel connected to the Convention Center via enclosed, climate-controlled sky-bridge • Located directly across the street from Camden Yards • Features a fully equipped fitness center and large indoor pool • Includes Finn & Porters Restaurant • Walk to Inner Harbor and Hippodrome Theatre
  19. 19. Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
  20. 20. Baltimore’s Tremonts Suite Hotels
  21. 21. Sheraton City Center • Exciting Changes at the Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor! • $30 million dollar renovation • August 2006 - North Tower guestroom renovations began! • November/December - 2006 - Complete Lobby Renovation • December 2006 - North Tower guestroom and Lobby Renovation Complete! • January - February 2007 - All lobby level meeting space to be renovated • February - July 2007 - South Tower guestrooms to be renovated • Spring 2007 - Fitness center renovation and expansion • August 2007 - Remainder of meeting space to be renovated. • Fall 2007 - Project Complete - Welcome to our new Hotel!
  22. 22. Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore
  23. 23. Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel at Camden Yards
  24. 24. Baltimore Marriott - Waterfront
  25. 25. Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
  26. 26. Hyatt Regency Baltimore
  27. 27. A Walkable District with an Ambassador Force
  28. 28. Baltimore: Easy to Get Here
  29. 29. Easy to Get Here
  30. 30. Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
  31. 31. Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport • 15 minutes from the Inner Harbor • Super Shuttle/Light Rail Service • 714 average daily arrivals and departures • 64 average daily nonstop destinations • 52 carriers–hub for major airlines
  32. 32. Penn Station
  33. 33. Penn Station • Amtrak’s fifth busiest station • Serves more than 855,000 passengers each year • Major stop for Amtrak’s high-speed Acela Express service • MARC commuter–an easy connection to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
  34. 34. An Easy Drive City Miles Approximate Driving Time Washington, DC 39 57 minutes Atlantic City, NJ 155 2 hours, 45 minutes New York, NY 192 3 hours, 15 minutes Philadelphia, PA 103 1 hour, 54 minutes Pittsburgh, PA 248 4 hours, 15 minutes Richmond, VA 152 2 hours, 38 minutes
  35. 35. Easy to Enjoy
  36. 36. Water Taxi
  37. 37. Ed Kane’s Water Taxis • Serve more than 35 attractions • Offer a unique way to travel • Feature ports around the Inner Harbor, Fell’s Point, Fort McHenry and more
  38. 38. There’s Always Something New in Baltimore
  39. 39. National Aquarium in Baltimore Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes
  40. 40. Sports Legends at Camden Yards
  41. 41. Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park
  42. 42. The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum
  43. 43. Maryland Science Center
  44. 44. Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
  45. 45. Heritage Walk
  46. 46. The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
  47. 47. Dining Experiences to Savor
  48. 48. Dining Experiences to Savor • Chesapeake Bay Cuisine on the Waterfront • Eateries at Harborplace and the Gallery • Dozens of Choices in Surrounding Neighborhoods
  49. 49. Baltimore’s Charming Neighborhoods A Gateway to More Attractions and Fine Dining
  50. 50. Mount Vernon: An Arts & Culture Destination
  51. 51. Fell’s Point & Canton: Maritime History Comes Alive
  52. 52. Little Italy: Casual and Fine Dining in a Historic Neighborhood
  53. 53. Walk on the Wild Side: Baltimore Nightlife
  54. 54. Walk on the Wild Side: Baltimore Nightlife • Dance the night away at Power Plant Live! • Get a good belly laugh at Rascals Comedy Club • Rock with the bands at Rams Head Live
  55. 55. Unique Venues for Parties and Receptions
  56. 56. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum
  57. 57. American Visionary Art Museum
  58. 58. The Walters Art Museum
  59. 59. Baltimore Museum of Art
  60. 60. Evergreen House
  61. 61. M&T Bank Stadium
  62. 62. Oriole Park at Camden Yards
  63. 63. Baltimore is Tops • Frommer’s Top 10 Up-And-Coming Destination for Summer Travel – 2005 • #7 Top Arts Destinations (American Style – 2006) • #1 Hospital–Johns Hopkins Hospital (U.S. News and World Report – 2005)
  64. 64. Baltimore is Tops • #10 Favorite U.S. City for African Americans (Black Enterprise – 2004) • #1 America’s Fittest City (Men’s Fitness – 2006) • #10 Best Walking Cities (Prevention – 2005)
  65. 65. Top Medical Institutions • Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions • University of Maryland: Maryland General Hospital • Kennedy Krieger Institute • Mercy Medical Center • St. Agnes HealthCare

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