Experience Conference in Spartanburg, SC – September 23-26, 2019 

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10:30am 11:30am (ALL) Drayton Mills, Guiding Principles Orientation with Denise Beers-Kiepper

11:30am- 12:30 pm (ALL) Drayton Mills, STR Industry Update with Bobby Bowers

12:30pm-1:30pm (ALL) Drayton Mills LUNCH and GROUP PHOTO

GROUP PHOTO: outside at Drayton Mills.

Financial Wellness presentation with BB&T

Real Estate and Development Teams migrate to the AC Hotel (225 W. Main St.) for the remainder of the afternoon

BMW drivers will deliver RE & Dev to AC and then return BMWs


(GM&DOS) Drayton Mills, STR breakout (D-Star) with Shawn Grenley

(ACCT) Corporate Office

(RE) AC Hotel Nolan Rm, STR with Bobby & Ali (via Lifesize)

(DEV) AC Hotel, Asawa Rm


(GM&DOS) Drayton Mills, eCommerce Review

(ACCT) Corporate Office

(REVMGT) Drayton Mills suite

(RE) AC Hotel Nolan Rm

(DEV) AC Hotel, Asawa Rm

3:30pm-3:45pm (ALL) BREAK (room set up change)


(GM) Drayton Mills, Accounting/Finance

(DOS) Drayton Mills, OTO Toolbox

(REVMGT) Drayton Mills suite

(ACCT) Corporate Office

(RE & Dev) AC Hotel Nolan Rm

5:15pm Three buses will return attendees to AC & Marriott

6:00pm-9:00pm (ALL) Fr8Yard (125 E. Main Street) & Community Service Event


5:30am -6:15am

Marriott Fitness Center, group workout with Jade Young

Run through downtown with Anna Stauffer (meet at 100 Dunbar

Walk with Catherine Watson (meet at 100 Dunbar)


(GM&DOS) Drayton Mills, Leadership

(RE) AC Hotel Nolan Rm

 (ACCT) Corporate Office

(DEV & ACCT) AC Hotel Asawa Rm


(GM&DOS) Drayton Mills, Revenue Management

(ACCT) Corporate Office

(RE) AC Hotel Nolan Rm

(DEV & ACCT) AC Hotel Asawa Rm

10:00am-10:15am (ALL) BREAK


(GM) Drayton Mills, Recruiting and Retention

(DOS) Drayton Mills, All about that Base

(REVMGT) Drayton Mills suite

(ACCT) Corporate Office

(RE) AC Hotel Nolan Rm

(DEV & RDO-DDR,PG,RO,JL, DP) AC Hotel Asawa Rm


(GM) Drayton Mills, GSS Best Practices Dennis Parker & David Ward

(DOS) Drayton Mills, All about that Base

(REVMGT) Drayton Mills suite

(ACCT) Corporate Office

(RE) AC Hotel Nolan Rm

(Dev) AC Hotel Asawa Rm

12:15pm – 1:00pm (GM/DOS/ACCT) Drayton Mills LUNCH


1:00pm-2:30pm (GM&DOS) Drayton Mills, Speed Training (Five 15 minute sessions)

F&B (Jack), R&M (Kevin), Crisis Communication (Jeremy), Rev Mgmt (Nothing but ‘Net), Rev Mgmt (Apples to Apples), Payroll, Partnership (Vince/Karen), Threshold (Rodrigo), Revenue Call (Jodie/Lee), Power Hour (Dean), Everyone Sells/Reactive Sales (Carla/Jo Ellen), Safety (Patty), Workplace Wellbeing (Suzanne & Michelle), Talent Reef (Kathy), Sexual Harassment (Mercedes)

(RE) AC Hotel Nolan Rm

(DEV) AC Hotel Asawa Rm

2:30pm-2:45pm (ALL) BREAK *RE & Dev return to Drayton Mills

2:45pm-4:00pm (ALL) Drayton Mills, Closing Remarks with Corry Oakes

4:15pm Buses to AC and Marriott

Change for the Awards Dinner

5:45pm (ALL) Shuttles DEPART for Awards Dinner

6:00pm (ALL) Shuttles DEPART for Awards Dinner

Shuttles will depart from three locations simultaneously. All participants MUST take a shuttle to the Awards Dinner location; there is NO on-site parking available.

  • Spartanburg Marriott, conference center door (Church Street)
  • AC Hotel, parking lot
  • OTO Development, front steps (Dunbar Street)

6:00pm-6:45pm Cocktail Reception

6:45pm-8:30pm Dinner and Awards

8:30pm-11:30pm After Party Celebration

10:00pm Shuttle departures begin (leaving every 15 minutes stopping at all three locations)

11:30pm Last shuttle departure

THURSDAY, September 26, 2019

Travel day for out-of-town attendees. Everyone is on their own for transportation to the GSP Airport; Uber and Lyft will be VERY limited -- use Atchison Transportation Services to preplan your ride. Call 1-800-346-7129 to book WELL IN ADVANCE of your intended departure time.

9:00am   Delayed start for the Home Office

9:00am-10:30am (DEV) OTO Office, 4th Floor

10:30am-12:00pm (DEV) OTO Office, 4th Floor


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