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Smart Meetings Announces 2014 Smart Stars Award Winners

Sausalito, CA (May 28, 2014) – Smart Meetings magazine has revealed the gold, silver and bronze winners of its annual Smart Stars Awards, which celebrate the best premier meetings hotels, resorts, cruise lines, event venues, convention and conference centers in North America.

“We are excited to congratulate the hotels, resorts and meeting venues in 25 categories that showcase how each excels, among their many outstanding attributes. It also gives our readers the opportunity to reward properties with future business,” says Marin Bright, CEO and founder of Smart Meetings, the leading meetings industry trade publication. “The awards give many of these top-notch hotels and venues additional exposure for their extraordinary service and special features, and a chance to be in our TV special later this year.”

Awards are given in the following categories and can be viewed at


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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.