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Sponsor Spotlight - Explore Asheville & Discover Dunwoody

By: Ginger Garner, CMP | Mar 6, 2019

shawnboone
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Shawn Boone
National Sales Manager
Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau


picture1Shawn Boone, National Sales Manager at Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been an MPI member for five years. He began his hospitality career at the Omni Grove Park Inn Resort in Asheville working in various roles from Accounting, Sales & Marketing, and Hotel Operations. Over the past seven years, Shawn has pioneered new markets for Explore Asheville, specifically in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions, and promotes Asheville to meeting and event planners as a destination for conferences, conventions, and events. Shawn is a native of Asheville, a graduate of Western Carolina University; therefore, a great first contact to find the right fit for your next meeting in Asheville. 
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Explore Asheville is your one-stop-shop for meeting planning assistance. We’ll save you time and effort by sending your RFP to the hotels that fit your criteria, coordinating your site visits, and providing insider knowledge to plan your best meeting or event.  When you send your RFP to Shawn, you will also receive the full menu of Explore Asheville’s Exclusive Services, including attraction value cards for attendees, amenity gifts for meeting VIPs, and registration staffing assistance. Plus, you may be eligible for our Have More Fun on Us incentive program.

S. SchumacherSteven Schumacherdunwoodycvb discover
Director of Sales
Discover Dunwoody
Member since 2013
Former VP of Finance & VP of Membership

Steven started his hospitality career at the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Ravinia which is still on his radar as a member hotel with Discover Dunwoody. He has served on the Board of Directors as VP of Finance and VP of Membership. He continues to serve on the Membership Committee as the Vice Chair of Networking Events. Steven is originally from Connecticut and is Atlanta’s biggest New England Patriots fan. He was at Mercedes-Benz Stadium last month to see Tom Brady win Super Bowl LIII and is proud that his 14-month-old daughter has already witness a championship. 

dunwoody1In recent years, Dunwoody has been lucky enough to witness two full hotel renovations to our largest properties: the Marriott Perimeter Center & Crowne Plaza Ravinia. Both properties are open for business in early 2019 and our new Incentive Program for meeting planners will be a terrific partnership with our destination’s sales teams. In mid-2020, Dunwoody will be home to a new 9-story, 177-room Hyatt Place Hotel directly connected to a new 16-story 5office tower called Twelve24. Trammell Crow is working with Concord Hospitality Enterprises on this project where hotel guests and Twelve24 residents will share the elevated outdoor terrace level between the two buildings. This new addition increases Dunwoody’s total hotel room count to 1,935.

In recent years, Dunwoody has been lucky enough to witness two full hotel renovations to our largest properties: the Marriott Perimeter Center Crowne Plaza Ravinia. Both properties are open for business in early 2019 and our new Incentive Program for meeting planners will be a terrific partnership with our destination’s sales teams. In mid-2020, Dunwoody will be home to a new 9-story, 177-room Hyatt Place Hotel directly connected to a new 16-story 5office tower called Twelve24. Trammell Crow is working with Concord Hospitality Enterprises on this project where hotel guests and Twelve24 residents will share the elevated outdoor terrace level between the two buildings. This new addition increases Dunwoody’s total hotel room count to 1,935.
Hyatt Hotel in Dunwoody

Dunwoody continues to grow as Perimeter’s premiere destination. Travel time is 15 minutes from Downtown and 30 minutes from the airport. Discover Dunwoody where Everything Will Be Ok!
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