Top of the List: 2020 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.

This has been a challenging year! Congratulations to the service-driven companies recognized in the 2020 Platinum Choice Awards. These hotel, conference center, convention and visitors bureau, and destination marketing organization partners have gone above and beyond during these difficult times and 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
ARIZONA
Enchantment Resort
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

CALIFORNIA
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Allegretto Vineyard Resort
Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel And Spa On Del Monte Golf Course
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Monarch Beach Resort
Pechanga Resort & Casino
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
Thunder Valley Casino Resort

COLORADO
Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center
Hyatt Regency Denver At Colorado Convention Center
The Broadmoor
Viceroy Snowmass

CONNECTICUT
Mohegan Sun

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C.

FLORIDA
Club Med Resorts
Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Tradewinds Island Grand Resort
Universal Orlando Resort

GEORGIA
Chateau Elan Winery & Resort
Sea Island Resort
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

HAWAII
Fairmont Kea Lani
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
The Kahala Hotel & Resort

IDAHO
The Coeur d’Alene Resort

LOUISIANA
The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

MARYLAND
Rocky Gap Casino Resort

MASSACHUSETTS
Seaport Hotel Boston

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

MINNESOTA
Mystic Lake Center

MONTANA
Big Sky Resort

NEVADA
Aria Resort & Casino
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, Spa & Golf
Wynn Las Vegas

NEW JERSEY
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
Ocean Casino Resort

NEW MEXICO
Isleta Casino Resort
Sandia Resort & Casino

NEW YORK
Resorts World Casino New York City

NORTH CAROLINA
The Inn on Biltmore Estate
The Umstead Hotel & Spa

OHIO
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

OKLAHOMA
Choctaw Casino & Resort

OREGON
Huntington Lodge at Pronghorn Resort

PENNSYLVANIA
The Hotel Hershey

SOUTH CAROLINA
Kiawah Island Golf Resort

TENNESSEE
JW Marriott Nashville
The Peabody Memphis

TEXAS
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
JW Marriott Austin
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel
The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston
Virgin Hotels Dallas

UTAH
Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley
The St. Regis Deer Valley
Zermatt Resort & Spa

VERMONT
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa

VIRGINIA
The National Conference Center

WASHINGTON
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Ilani Casino Resort
Sheraton Grand Seattle
Tulalip Resort Casino

WISCONSIN
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells

INTERNATIONAL:

CANADA
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Breathless Punta Cana Resort
Casa de Campo
Sanctuary Cap Cana

MEXICO
Barcelo Maya Palace
Haven Riviera Cancun
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun – All Inclusive
Nizuc Resort & Spa
Unico 20° 87° Hotel Riviera Maya
W Punta de Mita
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal
Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

PUERTO RICO
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, San Juan

 

ALABAMA
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

ARIZONA
Visit Phoenix
Visit Tucson

CALIFORNIA
Destination Irvine
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
Monterey County Visitor & Convention Bureau
Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Anaheim

COLORADO
Visit Colorado Springs
Visit Denver

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Destination DC

FLORIDA
Discover The Palm Beaches
Florida Keys & Key West, Monroe County TDC
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Miami CVB
St Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau
St. John’s County CVB
Visit Jacksonville
Visit Orlando
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

IOWA
Catch Des Moines

KENTUCKY
Louisville Tourism

LOUISIANA
New Orleans & Company

MINNESOTA
Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau
Meet Minneapolis
Minneapolis Northwest Tourism

MISSOURI
Explore St. Louis

MONTANA
Western Montana’s Glacier Country

NEVADA
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority

NEW JERSEY
Meet AC

NEW YORK
Lake Placid Convention & Visitors Bureau
NYC & Company

NEW MEXICO
Visit Albuquerque

NORTH CAROLINA
Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Raleigh

OHIO
Cincinnati USA CVB
Experience Columbus

PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

RHODE ISLAND
Discover Newport

TENNESSEE
Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp

TEXAS
Visit San Antonio

UTAH
Park City Convention & Visitors Bureau

VIRGINIA
Visit Alexandria
Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau

WASHINGTON
Visit Seattle

WISCONSIN
Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

INTERNATIONAL:

AUSTRALIA
Tourism Australia

BERMUDA
Bermuda Tourism Authority

CAYMAN ISLANDS
Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

CANADA
Tourisme Montreal
Quebec City Business Destination

KOREA
Korea Tourism Organization

MEXICO
Los Cabos Tourism Board
Riviera Nayarit CVB
The Mexican Caribbean

MONACO
Monaco Government Tourist Office

SINGAPORE
Singapore Tourism Board

SCOTLAND
Visit Scotland

EVENT TECH
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