CVB announces large convention booking

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Sales Team announced Thursday, May 31, that Beaumont has been named host city for The Grand Chapter of Texas Order of The Eastern Star, a fraternal organization composed of women with Masonic affiliation and Master Masons.

The convention will bring over 1,800 people to Beaumont in August 2021 and will utilize both full-service convention hotels, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites-Beaumont Plaza and the MCM Eleganté Hotel and Conference Center. They will also use the Ford Park Entertainment Complex along with the services of the Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau. The estimated economic impact (EEI) of this convention is $1.9 million.

The Beaumont CVB Convention Sales Staff assisted the meeting planner throughout the selection process including bid package coordination, site visits and facility contract details.

“We were delighted to learn that Beaumont’s bid package won the competitive bid process,” states Rebecca Woodland, convention sales manager. “I have been working since November 2017 and was so proud to learn that Beaumont was voted in as the client’s top choice for their 2021 convention location! Beaumont has hosted Eastern Star twice over the years; Ford Park hosted this group once in 2012.”

In addition to this booking announcement, the Beaumont CVB Sales and Services Team works throughout the year to seek out and bid on potential meetings and tournaments.

“The first weekend of June 2018, Beaumont is sold out,” says Freddie Willard, director of sales. “Beaumont Hotels are full and most properties literally have ‘no room at the inn’ for those searching for hotel accommodations at the last minute.”

Groups coming to Beaumont this June:

• The United States Fastpitch Association’s 10-Under & 12 Under State Tournament – 2,200 people, EEI $286,000

• USA Softball of Texas 8-Under Pixy State Championship Tournament – 500 people, EEI $65,000

• Joubert Family Reunion – 300 people, EEI $90,000

• The American Rose Society Judging School – 60 people, EEI $27,000

• The Texas Health and Human Services Commission Regional Directors Meeting – 16 people, EEI $9,600

Associations and groups are encouraged to contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau for assistance in planning any overnight meeting, convention, reunion or sporting tournament. Contact the Beaumont CVB Sales Team at (409) 880-3749.