2012 Platinum Choice Award Winners Recognizing hotels and CVBs that go the extra mile

Topping off another year of industry success, Smart Meetings is proud to announce its Platinum Choice Award winners, and for the second year, we are pleased to recognize both hotels and CVBs with this honor. Among a long lineup of contestants, these exemplary properties and organizations have proven to be the best in terms of service, facilities, amenities and accommodations. We’d like to congratulate the winners for their standout efforts this year.

Hotels

Alaska

–Talkeetna Lodge

Arizona

–Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
–Omni Tucson National Resort
–Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
–Talking Stick Resort    

Arkansas

–The Peabody Little Rock

California

–Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
–Bacara Resort & Spa
–Bernardus Lodge
–Chaminade Resort & Spa
–Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
–Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
–Hotel Nikko San Francisco
–Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
–Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
–La Costa Resort and Spa
–Loews Coronado Bay Resort      
–Mandarin Oriental San Francisco
–Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
–Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
–Parc 55 Wyndham Union Square Hotel
–Rancho Bernardo Inn                    
–Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
–Resort at Pelican Hill
–Sofitel San Francisco Bay
–The Fairmont San Jose
–The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
–The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa
–US Grant

Colorado

–The Broadmoor
–The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
–Grand Hyatt Denver
–Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
–The Sebastian Vail

Delaware

–Hotel du Pont

District of Columbia

–Mayflower Renaissance-Washington, DC Hotel

Florida

–Caribe Royale Resort Suites & Villas
–Hilton Clearwater Beach
–Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort &  Spa
–Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
–PGA National Resort & Spa
–Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
–Rosen Shingle Creek
–Turnberry Isle Miami
–Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

Georgia

–InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta
–Sea Island  
–The King and Prince Golf & Beach Resort

Hawaii

–Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
–Hilton Hawaiian Village
–Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
–The Modern Honolulu
–The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Idaho

–Sun Valley Resort

Illinois

–Hyatt Regency Chicago
–Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
–The Drake Hotel Chicago
–Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

Indiana

–JW Marriott Indianapolis

Iowa

–Hotel Blackhawk

Lousiana

–Hotel Monteleone
–Omni Royal Orleans

Maine

–Jordan Grand Resort Hotel & Conference Center at Sunday River

Massachusetts

–Boston Harbor Hotel
–Chatham Bars Inn Resort and Spa
–Taj Boston

Michigan

–Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
–Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
–MGM Grand Detroit

Missouri

–Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis

Montana

–Big Sky Resort
–The Resort at Paws Up

Nebraska

–Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Nevada

–Aria Resort & Casino
–Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Reno
–Bellagio Resort & Casino
–Caesars Palace
–Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
–MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
–New York-New York Hotel & Casino
–Red Rock Casino Resort Spa     
–The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
–Tropicana Las Vegas
–Wynn Las Vegas and Encore

New Hampshire

–Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
–Omni Mount Washington Resort

New Mexico

–Hilton Santa Fe at Buffalo Thunder
–Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino

New York

–Eventi, A Kimpton Hotel
–The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park

North Carolina

–Pinehurst Resort
–The Grove Park Inn
–The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Oklahoma

–Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel

Oregon

–Sunriver Resort

Pennsylvania

–Hershey Lodge & Conference Center

Rhode Island

–Hotel Viking
–Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

South Carolina

–Charleston Place
–Kiawah Island Golf Resort
–Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

Tennessee

–Blackberry Farm
–The Peabody Memphis

Texas

–Grand Hyatt San Antonio
–Hotel Galvez
–Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
–JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
–Omni Dallas Hotel
–The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center

Utah

–Montage Deer Valley
–Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley
–Sundance Resort
–The St. Regis Deer Valley

Vermont

–Stoweflake Resort & Conference Center
–Topnotch Resort & Spa

Washington

–The Davenport Hotel
–The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle
–Tulalip Resort Casino

West Virginia

–The Greenbrier

Wisconsin

–Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Wyoming

–Four Seasons Jackson Hole

Puerto Rico

–Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa, A  Wyndham Grand Resort
–The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico

Canada

–Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
–Pan Pacific Vancouver
–The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
–The Fairmont Royal York
–The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Mexico

–Fairmont Mayakoba
–Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort
–Grand Velas Riviera Maya

 

CVBs

–Albuquerque CVB
–Anaheim Orange County VCB
–Atlanta CVB
–Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority
–Choose Chicago
–Dallas CVB
–Destination DC
–Detroit Metro CVB
–Greater Houston CVB
–Greater Miami CVB
–Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau
–Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau
–Hawaii VCB
–Indianapolis CVA
–Las Vegas CVA
–Lexington CVB
–Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board
–Meet Minneapolis
–Mexico Tourism Board-DC Office
–Mississippi Gulf Coast CVB-Harrison County Tourism Commission
–Monterey County CVB
–Myrtle Beach Area CVB
–Nashville Music City CVB
–New Orleans Metropolitan CVB, Inc.
–NYC & Company
–Palm Beach County CVB
–Park City Chamber of Commerce & CVB
–Pasadena CVB
–Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau
–Positively Cleveland CVB
–Reno Sparks CVA
–Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office
–San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau
–San Francisco Travel Association
–Santa Fe CVB
–Scottsdale CVB
–Seattle CVB
–Sioux Falls CVB
–Snowmass Tourism
–Team San Jose
–The Monroe County Tourist Development Council
–Tourism Toronto
–Tourism Vancouver
–Tourism Victoria               
–Travel Alberta
–Virginia Beach CVB
–Visit Baltimore
–Visit Charlotte
–Visit Denver
–Visit Milwaukee
–Visit Newport Beach
–Visit Orlando
–Visit Salt Lake