Orlando Stands Out Among Cvent’s Top Meeting Hotels

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Orlando leads the way with top meeting hotels, according to Cvent’s annual Top 100 list. It’s no surprise that one of the greatest meeting cities in the world also boasts some of the best meeting properties, with 12 Orlando hotels earning a spot in Cvent’s prestigious list.

Chicago had 10 properties crack the top 100, while nine Las Vegas hotels made the cut. Nashville continues to be a convention favorite, with the No. 1 and No. 2 top meeting hotels.

The No. 1 meeting hotel is Omni Nashville Hotel, which is next to Music City Center. The 2014 ASAE convention was held in Nashville and the Omni proved to be an amazing partner property. The road between the convention center and the Omni was blocked for a concert by Dierks Bentley and hosted several private functions held in conjunction with the annual convention. The Omni offers 800 guest rooms and 23,760 sq. ft. of meeting space.

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, which will host IBTM America June 15-17, is No. 2 for the second-straight year. This convention hotel has 2,882 guest rooms and 55,314 sq. ft. of meeting space. Renaissance Nashville Hotel ranks No. 16.

The top meeting hotels in Orlando include Hyatt Regency Orlando, which ranks No. 8. Hyatt has 1,639 guest rooms and 54,638 sq. ft. of event space. Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is No. 15, with 1,406 guest rooms and 178,340 sq. ft. of event space. Orlando World Center Marriott earned the No. 20 ranking. It has 2,004 guest rooms and 108,000 sq. ft.

“We are very pleased that Orlando had more hotels named in the list of Cvent’s 2016  Top Meeting Hotels in the United States than any other destination,” says George Aguel, president and CEO for Visit Orlando. “This is another testament to how important meetings and conventions are to the hospitality industry in our community.”

JW Marriott Austin in Texas is a newcomer to the 100 top meeting hotels rankings, checking in at No. 13 after opening a year ago.  It offers 1,012 guest rooms and 29,056 sq. ft. of event space. The JW Marriott was a key event venue during the recent South By Southwest festivals earlier this month.

Other meeting hotels that debuted in Cvent’s top meeting hotels rankings include No. 39 Grand Hyatt Washington, No. 44 The Westin Charlotte, No. 55 Denver Marriott City Center, No. 62 Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, No. 66 Sheraton Nashville Downtown, No. 71 InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile and No. 74 Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood Curio Collection by Hilton in Florida.

 

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