Explore St. Louis Books Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks for 2019
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Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks for 2019
ST. LOUIS – April 18, 2013 – Explore St. Louis has booked the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America. Scheduled for June 27-July 4, 2019 at the America’s Center convention complex, the Elks will use more than 17,168 room nights with the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel serving as the host hotel. The convention is estimated to draw 8,000 and generate $14,768,440 in direct spending.
“We are excited about bringing the Elks to St. Louis,” said John Bettag, Explore St. Louis Vice President of Sales. “The Elks and St. Louis are a really good fit. Their members care deeply about building stronger communities as do the people of St. Louis. We can’t wait to welcome this great American organization to our city.”
Tina Haran, Convention & Meeting Director for the Elks, said a number of factors attracted the fraternal organization to St. Louis. “St. Louis is very affordable and the number of hotel rooms close to the convention center is really convenient,” said Haran. “The updated America’s Center complex is impressive as are all the developments nearby. It’s a revitalized destination that has the momentum to continue growing.”
About the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America
Founded in 1868 in New York City, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America is a fraternal order and charitable foundation with nearly a million members and more than 2000 lodges across the country. Each year, the Elks give millions in scholarships, serving as an inspiration to youth and a friend to veterans. Through benevolent community programs nationwide, the Elks care and share.
About Explore St. Louis
Explore St. Louis is the sales and marketing organization responsible for marketing St. Louis City and St. Louis County as a convention and meeting site and as a leisure travel destination. In addition, Explore St. Louis manages and operates the America’s Center Convention Complex®, which includes 502,000 square feet of prime exhibit space, a 28,000 square-foot ballroom, the 67,000-seat Dome, the 1,400-seat Ferrara Theatre, and the St. Louis Executive Conference Center.