Texarkana Convention Center business boomingTexarkana Convention Center business boominghttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=86292013-01-09T12:58:00Z2013-01-09T00:00:00Z

TEXARKANA, TEX. - Since the Texarkana Convention Center opened Oct. 5, 2011, business has been booming. The facility has brought 65 jobs and increased sales tax revenue.

“We have been very, very busy since opening the Hilton Garden Inn and Texarkana Convention Center,” said Jack Daugherty, principal of Daugherty Property Group.

The 24,500-sf space has served more than 90 groups since opening, with more than 10,000 attendees.

The more than 12,000-sf Grand Ballroom seats 1,000 people for a banquet or 1,200 for a reception. As a theater, the ballroom can seat 1,330 people.

The attached 98,086-sf Hilton Garden Inn has 154 rooms, a pool and restaurant. The entire project cost was $24 million and was funded through hotel taxes, according to previous stories.

Texarkana Gazette
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