Hosting Omega Phi Alpha’s biennial Convention in my hometown of Greenville, SC goes beyond the typical convention host city experience. 

Listed on CNN’s “A Dozen of the Best Places to Go Worldwide” and U.S. News’ “Best places to Live”, the walkable surroundings, diverse culinary scene, and entertainment options make it an ideal location for our members to come together. 

Here are just a few reasons why I think hosting a convention here is a game-changer.

1. Hyatt Regency: The Epitome of Elegance

Nestled in the heart of downtown, the Hyatt Regency stands as a beacon of sophistication. With its state-of-the-art facilities and impeccable service, it provides the perfect backdrop for any gathering, and my personal fave is the waterfall in the lobby!

2. Perfectly Walkable Wonderland

One of the distinct advantages of hosting a convention in Downtown Greenville is its walkability. Take the free hotel shuttle from the airport, and there’s no need for a car! OPhiA members can effortlessly stroll to a myriad of restaurants, boutiques, and entertainment options.

3. Diverse Culinary Delights

Greenville’s food scene is a gastronomic adventure waiting to be explored. From trendy cafes to upscale dining, the city offers a diverse range of culinary delights. Convention attendees can savor everything from southern comfort food to international cuisine, coffee shops to boba teas, early breakfast or late night snacks, making each meal a memorable experience.

4. Entertainment Extravaganza

Free concerts, scavenger hunts, and the lush greenery of Falls Park are just a few gems in downtown Greenville’s entertainment treasure trove. These activities not only provide a welcome break from convention schedules but also offer unique friendship-building opportunities, fostering a sense of sisterhood during our downtime.

5. Falls Park: Nature’s Oasis

Speaking of Falls Park, its breathtaking beauty adds a touch of serenity to this summer’s Convention experience. Attendees can take a leisurely stroll along the Liberty Bridge or enjoy a peaceful moment by the waterfalls, creating lasting memories outside the convention halls.

Greenville isn’t just a host city; it’s a destination that promises a great weekend for everyone.

Don’t take my word for it… Come to Convention this summer and find out why everyone says “Yeah, THAT Greenville!”

Learn more about Convention and register on OPAportal.

Nanda Jayaseelan

Nanda Jayaseelan

VP Communications