May07

2014 Platinum Choice Award Winners Chosen

Select Hotels and CVBs Earn Coveted Recognition from Smart Meetings FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Josef Aukee 415-339-9355; josef@smartmeetings.com Sausalito, Calif. (October 9, 2014) —Smart Meetings magazine, the industry’s premier resource for meeting professionals, today announced the winners of its 11th annual Platinum Choice award. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in service and amenities among meeting […]

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Jan02
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2012 Platinum Choice Award Winners

Meeting Planning

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 […]

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Oct24
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Select Hotels and CVBs Awarded Platinum Choice Award

Trends

Smart Meetings magazine has announced the winners of this year’s Platinum Choice award. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in service and amenities among meetings hotels and resorts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. In addition, another category recognizes destination marketing organizations and convention and visitors bureaus across the continent. Award winners are selected […]

Jan23

AmEx Opening Airport Lounges for Platinum Cardholders

Travel

American Express’ Platinum cardholders currently are able to access American Airlines and US Airways’ airport lounges for free, but that partnership is coming to an end in March. The merged airlines ditched the financial-services firm in favor of a new deal with Citi, which established the Citi Executive/AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard as the only U.S. […]

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Nov30
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Platinum Choice Award Winners 2011

Meeting Planning

  2011 comes to a close, Smart Meetings announces itsSmart Meetings Platinum Choice Awards. This year, along with properties, we are honoring top-notch CVBs in the industry as well. We’re thrilled to recognize all of these suppliers that not only uphold the best standards, but raise the bar higher in terms of service, facilities, amenities and accommodations. And now announcing the […]

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Nov29
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2010 Platinum Choice Awards Winners

Meeting Planning

ALASKA • Alyeska Resort ARIZONA • Arizona Biltmore • Desert Diamond Casino Hotel • Fairmont Scottsdale Princess • Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch • InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa • JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa • Loews Ventana Canyon • Omni Tucson National Resort • The Phoenician • Sheraton […]

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Sep10
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Platinum Choice Awards

Hotels & Resorts

We've extended the deadline of the Platinum Choice Awards to September 30 to include the new properties in our Eastern Coverage. Please enter your choice by clicking here. We believe in giving back, too. Your vote will put you into the pool to win a $100 American Express gift certificate, awarded just in time for […]

Jan08

Case Study: In Tough Financial Times, Use the Platinum Rule

Case Study

Many meeting planners would not even entertain the thought of going to a hotel to request a change in a contract that had been signed, sealed and confirmed. The reason? Many meeting planners look at hotels as adversaries rather than strategic partners. An adversarial approach to negotiating a contract with a hotel is always: What […]

Nov28

Platinum Choice Award Winners

Meeting Planning

ARIZONA Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa Arizona Grand Resort Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa   JW Marriott Starr Pass Tucson Resort & Spa Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Radisson Fort […]

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Apr28
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2007 Platinum Choice Awards

Meeting Planning

ALASKA • Alyeska Resort • Hilton Anchorage ARIZONA • Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa® • The Buttes, A Marriott Resort • Carefree Resort & Villas • Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch • JW Marriot Starr Pass Tucson Resort & Spa • Loews Ventana Canyon Resort • The Phoenician • Radisson Fort […]