2016 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Announces 2016 Platinum Choice Awards Winners

SAUSALITO, Calif., Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Smart Meetings, the leading media company and most trusted resource for meeting professionals, is proud to announce the winners of its 2016 Platinum Choice Awards. A prominent benchmark in the meetings industry, the distinguished awards platform salutes premier hotels and destinations that demonstrate exceptional dedication to raising the standards of excellence.

These remarkable venues were hand-selected and voted upon by high-caliber industry professionals, the Smart Meetings’ editorial team and Smart Meetings readers as properties that created an exquisite environment for meetings and events, with thought given to ambience, guest services, meeting space, breadth of resources and more. The Platinum Choice Awards have gained recognition as an effective resource for meeting planners and have become a prestigious honor for the premier properties that host them.

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2015 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Announces 2015 Smart Stars Award Winners

Marin Bright Selected as Honoree in 2015 Folio Top Women in Media Awards

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2014 Press Releases

Smart Meetings TV Special Features the Winners of the 2014 Smart Stars Awards

2014 Platinum Choice Award Winners Chosen

Marin Bright Selected as an Honoree in 2014 Folio Top Women in Media Awards

Smart Meetings Announces 2014 Smart Stars Award Winners

Smart Meetings Partners with eSpeakers

Smart Meetings 2014 Events Scheduled

Smart Meetings elsewhere on the Web:

– Hundreds of media outlets and journalists viewed the winner’s release and clips from the TV special “Smart Destinations: The Best of 2013.” Major media outlets such as Yahoo, Boston Globe and The Street, along many local television stations and business journals relayed the news across the web.

–”Wyndham Offers Meeting Planners Chance at One Million Rewards Points,”, July 7, 2012.

–Meeting planners visit to hear Hawaii’s pitch,” Honolulu Star Advertiser, March 21, 2012.

–”Hawaii woos meeting planners with Smart Meetings event,” Pacific Business News, March 16, 2012.

–”‘Smart Event’ to Sell Hawaii Meetings and Incentives, March 18–20,” Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, March 16, 2012.

–”Make it Work : The Zen of Event Planning,”, Oct. 27, 2011.

–”Smart Meetings Convenes 25% Growth,”, Jan. 12, 2009.