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2019 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Honors the 2019 Platinum Choice Awards Winners

SAUSALITO, Calif., December 2, 2019Smart Meetings, the leading meetings industry publisher and voice of inspiration for meeting professionals, proudly announces the winners of its 2019 Platinum Choice Awards. The Platinum Choice Awards honor the hospitality industry’s top-ranked hotels, venues and destinations that deliver the highest standards of overall excellence in service and amenities, including ambience, breadth of resources, facility quality, guest services, recreational activities, dining options, technical support and more.

These outstanding performers were nominated by dedicated industry professionals and received a thoughtful review by the Smart Meetings judges who made the final selection of honorees.

“These premier hotels, venues and destinations demonstrate their commitment to excellence and continue to raise the bar to an even higher standard. We commend their dedication to serving their customers and the entire meeting professional community,” said Marin Bright, Smart Meetings founder and CEO. “The Platinum Choice winners represent the crème de la crème in today’s hospitality industry, and we encourage our audience of planning professionals to consider these remarkable supplier partners for meeting destinations in the coming year.”

Platinum Choice winners will be featured in the December issue of Smart Meetings print and digital magazines and will be showcased on the all-new SmartMeetings.com.

About Smart Meetings:
Smart Meetings inspires our audience of meeting and event professionals to dream big—and create brilliant experiences that delight attendees, achieve desired results and elevate the impact of the meetings industry. Smart Meetings publishes cutting-edge meetings content in print and digital magazines 12 times per year, hosts world-class networking events, produces CEU-accredited webinars and offers a myriad of digital resources.

Media Contact:
Kelly Konis
kkonis@smartmeetings.com
415.339.9355

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2017 Press Releases

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2016 Press Releases

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2015 Press Releases

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2014 Press Releases

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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,” hotel-industry.co.uk, 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,” forbes.com, Oct. 27, 2011.
– “Smart Meetings Convenes 25% Growth,” minonline.com, Jan. 12, 2009.