Top of the List: 2019 Platinum Choice Winners

The hospitality industry is filled with partners who work creatively with meeting professionals to deliver delight on a silver platter. Smart Meetings readers nominated the hotels, conference centers, CVBs and destination marketing organizations that consistently exceed expectations and help planners deliver on their goals.

That list of go-to suppliers is honored with the coveted Platinum Choice Award, the sign of a trusted partner. Look for them when it is time to stage your next brilliant experience.

Congratulations to the service-driven companies recognized in the 2019 Platinum Choice Awards. These hotel, conference center, convention and visitors bureau, and destination marketing organization partners moved to the top of readers’ lists by delivering professional, creative and thoughtful service. Meeting production is a collaborative industry and working with the best-in-class is how we deliver above expectations for attendees and clients. Kudos to all the winners for distinguishing themselves in a crowded hospitality industry by going a step beyond. —Miss B

Properties CVBs
ALABAMA
Perdido Beach Resort

ARIZONA
Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale, Curio Collection by Hilton
Enchantment Resort
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale

ARKANSAS
Capital Hotel

CALIFORNIA
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel
Fairmont San Francisco
Hotel del Coronado
Hotel Irvine
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Ojai Valley Inn
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Club & Spa
Pullman San Francisco Bay
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa,
Indian Wells

COLORADO
The Broadmoor
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
The Sebastian-Vail
The Stanley Hotel

CONNECTICUT
Foxwoods Resort Casino
Mohegan Sun

FLORIDA
JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
Kimpton Epic Hotel
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
Nobu Hotel Miami Beach
PGA National Resort & Spa
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
Reunion Resort
The Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables
The Breakers Palm Beach
The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton
Trump National Doral Miami
Universal Orlando Resort
Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

GEORGIA
Sea Island Resort
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead

HAWAII
Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
Grand Wailea Maui, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
The Kahala Hotel & Resort

IDAHO
Coeur D’Alene Casino Resort Hotel
Sun Valley Resort

ILLINOIS
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Navy Pier Chicago

INDIANA
French Lick Resort
JW Marriott Indianapolis

LOUISIANA
Hotel Monteleone
InterContinental New Orleans

MARYLAND
MGM National Harbor

MASSACHUSETTS
Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center

MICHIGAN
Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton
JW Marriott Grand Rapids

MISSOURI
Hyatt Regency St. Louis At The Arch

MONTANA
The Resort at Paws Up

NEBRASKA
Lied Lodge & Conference Center

NEVADA
Aria Resort & Casino
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Reno
Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Cirque du Soleil
Edgewood Tahoe
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
Wynn Las Vegas

NEW JERSEY
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Ocean Resort Casino

NEW MEXICO
Hotel Chaco
Inn of The Mountain Gods Resort & Casino
Isleta Resort & Casino
Sandia Resort & Casino

NORTH CAROLINA
The Inn on Biltmore Estate

OHIO
The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland

OKLAHOMA
Choctaw Casinos Resort-Durant

PENNSYLVANIA
Hershey Lodge

SOUTH CAROLINA
Belmond Charleston Place
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kingston Plantation Condos
The Inn & Club at Harbour Town, The Sea Pines Resort

TENNESSEE
Big Cypress Lodge
The Peabody Memphis

TEXAS
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel
The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston

UTAH
Montage Deer Valley

VIRGINIA
The National Conference Center

WASHINGTON
Hyatt Regency Seattle

WISCONSIN
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
The Pfister Hotel

WYOMING
Hotel Terra Jackson Hole
Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa

BAHAMAS/CARIBBEAN
Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
Paradisus Punta Cana Resort
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

CANADA
Fairmont Royal York

MEXICO
Barcelo Maya Beach
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

Arkansas Tourism
Atlanta Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Austin Convention Center
Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau
Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Cincinnati USA CVB
Destination DC
Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau
Discover Newport
Discover Puerto Rico
Discover St. Louis Park
Discover The Palm Beaches
Experience Columbus
Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Explore St. Louis
Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hawaii Convention Center
Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
Meet AC
Memphis Tourism
Minneapolis Northwest Tourism
Monaco Government Tourist Office
Monterey County Convention &
Visitors Bureau
Naples Marco Island & Everglades CVB
Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.
New Orleans & Company
Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Park City Chamber of Commerce/ Convention & Visitors Bureau
Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
San Francisco Travel
Sioux Falls CVB
Tourism Santa Fe
Tourism Toronto
Visit Albuquerque
Visit Alexandria
Visit Anaheim
Visit Big Sky
Visit Colorado Springs
Visit Denver
Visit Fort Worth
Visit Houston
Visit Newport Beach
Visit Oakland
Visit Orlando
Visit Raleigh
Visit San Antonio
Visit San Jose
Visit Seattle
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater
Visit West Hollywood
Visit Walnut Creek
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