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The Carolina Inn Receives ConventionSouth Magazine's Prestigious 2006 Readers' Choice Award

In January2006, The Carolina Inn was presented with ConventionSouth magazine's Readers' Choice Award. ConventionSouth has been the recognized leader in covering the South's meetings industry for the last 22 years.

After more than a decade of recognizing some of the most talented meeting professionals in the nation through its annual "Meeting Professionals To Watch" designation, ConventionSouth editors turned the tables by asking
meeting professionals to name the convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), convention centers, conference centers, hotels, resorts and other meeting sites that they believe display exemplary creativity and professionalismto groups.

More than 18,500 readers were asked to cast their votes for the Readers' Choice Awards, and only the top vote getters out of approximately 2,000 meeting sites and CVBs received this recognition. Readers' comments ranged from the very simple, "really great spot for meetings" and "first-class facility," to the very detailed, with some readers even bestowing accolades to particularly outstanding staff members.

"The value in receiving this recognition is that it comes from the United States' top meeting planners who book events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have determined that the recipients of ConventionSouth's Readers' Choice Awards do indeed display the commitment to professionalism, creativity, excellence and outstanding customer service they require," said ConventionSouth President and Publisher J. Talty O'Connor. "It is an honor to announce that The Carolina Inn was selected by these planners as one of the best in the South."

Distributed nationally, ConventionSouth, a publication of Covey Communications Corp., is read by more than 18,500 BPA-qualified meeting professionals.

Covey Communications Corp. has been a leader in publishing nationally and internationally circulated market-specific magazines for more than two decades. Among its other magazines are SportsEvents, Condo Owner and Crossties. Covey Communications Corp. is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., with additional offices located in Tampa,Fla.

For More Information Contact:
ConventionSouth
P. O. Box 2267
Gulf Shores, AL 36547
251/968-5300
email: info@conventionsouth.com

Contact:
President/Publisher

J. Talty O'Connor
toconnor@coveypubs.com

Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
919-933-2001
www.carolinainn.com

Contact:
Director of Sales & Marketing

Mark. Z. Nelson
mnelson@carolinainn.com