Distinguished hotels and CVBs earn coveted Smart Meetings honor

After much voting and decision-making, the 14th annual Platinum Choice Award winners have been selected by Smart Meetings magazine, the meeting industry’s premier resource for meeting professionals. This highly esteemed award salutes excellence in service and amenities among meeting hotels and resorts in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Also recognized is exceptional service by destination marketing companies and CVBs from across North America.

Since there are thousands of qualified properties and associations, selecting the top tier winners is no easy task. Recipients of the award have demonstrated exemplary standards of excellence ranging from ambience, amenities, breadth of resources, facility quality, guest services, meeting space and packages, recreational activities, restaurant and dining options, and technical support. Votes are cast by industry professionals, the Smart Meetings editorial team and Smart Meetings readers.

“Over the years, our list of winners has become a crucial resource for many meeting planners,” says Marin Bright, founder and CEO of Smart Meetings. “The Platinum Choice awards really identify who’s who in today’s hospitality industry. I’m thrilled about our list of winners, and I hope you use this roster when selecting your meeting destinations for the coming year—they certainly have earned your business.”

The new honorees will be celebrated in the December 2017 issue of Smart Meetings magazine. Those winners are as follows:

Hotels & Venues


Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Allegretto Vineyard Resort Paso Robles
Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya
Andaz Napa
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Reno
Atlantis Paradise Island
Austin Convention Center
Barcelo Maya Beach
Belmond Charleston Place
Bernardus Lodge
Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
The Breakers Palm Beach
Broadmoor Colorado Springs
Caesars Palace
Carneros Resort and Spa
Coeur D Alene Golf & Spa Resort
Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa
Enchantment Resort
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
Fairmont Royal York
Fairmont San Francisco
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Gateway Canyons Resort
Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Gideon Putnam
Grand Hyatt Atlanta In Buckhead
Grand Hyatt DFW
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
Grand Hyatt Seattle
Grand Velas Nuevo Vallarta
Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Hilton Galveston Island
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Hilton Santa Fe At Buffalo Thunder
Hotel Del Coronado
Hotel Hershey
Hotel Jerome
Hotel Terra Jackson Hole
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Hyatt Regency Austin
Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor
Hyatt Regency Denver At Colorado Convention Center
Hyatt Regency LAX
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa
InterContinental The Clement Monterey
JW Marriott Austin
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
King and Prince Golf & Beach Resort
La Cantera Resort & Spa by Destination Hotels
La Quinta Resort
Lansdowne Resort
Lied Lodge & Conference Center
London House
Lotte New York Palace
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Margaritaville Hollywood
Marina Inn At Grande Dunes
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Meritage Resort and Spa
MGM National Harbor
Mohegan Sun
Monarch Beach Resort & Spa
Naples Marco Island & the Everglades
National Conference Center
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Nizuc Resort & Spa
Nobu Eden Roc Miami Beach
Ocean Reef Club
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Omni Hotels & Resorts
One&Only Palmilla Resort
Palace Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla & La Esmeralda
Pechanga Resort & Casino
PGA National Resort & Spa
Pinehurst Resort
Hyatt Ziva Cancun
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
The Resort at Pedregal
Reunion Resort & Club, a Salamander Hotel
Ritz Carlton Denver
Rosen Shingle Creek
Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans
San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
San Francisco Travel Association
San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center
Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Sea Island Resort
Seaport Hotel
Silverado Resort & Spa
Sonoma County Tourism
South Seas Island Resort
The St Regis Punta Mita
The St. Regis Mexico City
Streamsong Resort
Sun Valley Resort
Talking Stick Resort
The Allison Inn and Spa
The Davenport Grand Hotel
The Diplomat Beach Resort
The Langham, Boston
The Line Austin (formerly Radisson Hotel and Suites Downtown Austin)
The Lodge at Whitefish Lake
The Phoenician
The Pierre, A Taj Hotel
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
The St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection
Tropicana Las Vegas – a DoubleTree by Hilton
Trump National Doral Miami
UNICO 20˚87˚ Hotel Riviera Maya
Keystone Resort
Viceroy Snowmass
Villas of Grand Cypress Resort
W Punta de Mita
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
Washington Duke Inn Golf Club
Westin Cape Coral Resort At Marina Village
Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh
Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
Westin Harbour Castle
Westin Peachtree Plaza
Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
Woodlands Resort & Conference Center
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
Wynn Las Vegas and Encore
Atlanta CVB
Atlanta Airport District
Durham CVB
Experience Columbus
Explore St Louis
Fort Worth CVB
Frisco CVB
Greater Miami CVB
Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hampton CVB
Hilton Head Island VCB
Little Rock CVB
Long Beach Area Conventions & Visitors Bureau
Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board
Meet AC
Meet Hawaii
Monaco Government Tourist Office
Myrtle Beach Area CVB
New Orleans CVB
NYC & Company
Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau
Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau
Quebec City Business Destination
Reno-Tahoe CVA
San Francisco Travel Association
Tourism Australia
Tourisme Montreal
Travel Tacoma
Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Anaheim
Visit Billings
Visit Denver
Visit Oakland
Visit Orlando
Visit Phoenix
Visit Pittsburgh
Visit Rochester
Visit Salt Lake
Visit San Antonio
Visit Savannah
Visit Wichita