Friday, February 8, 2013
Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau adds tagline of 'Atlanta's Playground' to emphasize the family-friendly attractions, sporting and other events the county offers.
The Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau (GCVB) has a new identity -- Explore Gwinnett “Atlanta’s Playground.” This new name and tagline encourage visitors to explore the Atlanta suburb of Gwinnett County and its family-friendly attractions, sports and must-see events. “We truly feel that our new name, branding and logo pull together so many positive aspects of Gwinnett’s reputation with visitors,” explained Lisa Anders, executive director of Explore Gwinnett, in a press release announcing the name change. “Gwinnett is a vibrant, active community and there are so many things to do. Visitors love to explore, so we are inviting them to explore Gwinnett.” Efforts by the Explore Gwinnett staff bring more 2 million visitors to Gwinnett …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Gwinnett Commission authorizes GCVB to start discussions with potential developer on a lease recommendation for Marriott Hotel at Gwinnett Center in unincorporated Duluth.
A recent vote by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners clears the way for discussions to begin on constructing a $57-million Marriott Hotel at the Gwinnett Center in unincorporated Duluth. The favorable vote at the commission’s Nov. 6 meeting means that “the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau can proceed to negotiate with Nilhan Hospitality,” according to Lisa Anders, executive director of the GCVB. The proposed hotel would connect with the Gwinnett Center so that hotel guests could walk from the hotel’s lobby into the center. Having a convention center hotel would allow Gwinnett County to be more competitive in attracting conventions. The negotiations between the GCVB and the potential hotel developer will likely begin after …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Profile of executive director of Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau in Duluth.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Name: Lisa Anders Title/Position/Occupation: Executive Director, Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau, Gwinnett County’s official destination marketing organization. Sphere of Influence: The GCVB works closely with all of Gwinnett’s hotels, our downtown cities, Gwinnett Center, Gwinnett Parks & Recreation and various Gwinnett/Atlanta arts & cultural groups, attractions, restaurants and welcome centers. Our job is to “put heads in beds” and create economic impact through meetings, conventions, leisure stays, sports, reunions, or any other type of overnight event. Education/Background: BA degree in political science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville…Go Vols! Worked for Cendant Corp. as a worldwide guest relations manager for …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Proposals are due in January for 'headquarters hotel' near arena complex in Duluth.
Updated 10:28 a.m., Dec. 14, 2011 Gwinnett Center officials formally have issued the Request For Proposals (RFP) for a "headquarters hotel" that would be part of the Duluth center/arena complex. Deadline for interested developers is Friday, Jan. 13. The RFP says that an "upper-upscale" facility of at least 300 rooms is desired, as well as meeting and ballroom space and self-contained parking. Also, the hotel should be capable of expanding by at least 100 rooms. Executive Director Lisa Anders of the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau told Patch last month that this type of hotel has been a desire of tourism officials for some time. She noted that hotel occupancy in Gwinnett has been good in 2011. Anders said the RFP would be "testing …
Monday, November 21, 2011
An RFP is being prepared to gauge interest in such a development.
Updated 1:17 p.m., Nov. 22, 2011 It's still in the planning stages, but Gwinnett tourism officials want to gauge interest in a headquarters hotel that would be part of the Gwinnett Center/Arena complex. Gwinnett tourism official Lisa Anders noted that Gwinnett County officials are reviewing the Request For Proposals. The motivation comes from the Convention and Visitors Bureau, which operates the arena and the center. Anders noted that hotel occupancy has been good in Gwinnett in 2011, though rates are slowly working upward. A "headquarters hotel" has been needed for a long time, she added, but officials don't want "just another hotel." She said an RFP would be "testing the waters." In the Sugarloaf Parkway/I-85 area, near the center and …
Monday, September 19, 2011
Nine of 20 restaurants participating in Gwinnett Restaurant Week are located in Duluth.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Duluth residents won’t have to go far to find a meal for $21.21 (plus tax and gratuity) during the sixth annual Gwinnett Restaurant Week. Nine of the 20 participating restaurants are located in Duluth. Sponsored by the Gwinnett County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the three-course meals will be available for the special price Monday, Sept. 19, through Thursday, Sept. 22. Gwinnett Restaurant Week menus can be viewed at www.gcvb.org/restaurantweek. “Great meals and a great deal; that is kind of our motto for Gwinnett Restaurant Week,” said Lisa Anders, GCVB deputy director, in a press release. “The restaurants have created delicious and creative Restaurant Week menus, where you can experience Gwinnett’s most popular restaurants at a …