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2018 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Congratulates the 2018 Platinum Choice Awards Winners

SAUSALITO, Calif.Oct. 25, 2018 — Smart Meetings, the leading media company and most trusted resource for meeting professionals, is proud to announce the winners of its 2018 Platinum Choice Awards. This prestigious awards program honors hotels, venues and destinations that deliver outstanding standards of overall excellence. Since its inception in 2003, this exclusive recognition program for premier hospitality brand has become a prestigious benchmark in the meeting planner community.

These esteemed brands were nominated by dedicated industry professionals and received a thoughtful review by the Smart Meetings judges who selected the final honorees.

“These outstanding hotels, venues and CVBs have set the bar for a new standard of excellence and I applaud their dedication to their customers and the meeting planner community,” said Marin BrightSmart Meetings founder and CEO. The Platinum Choice Awards really identify the best of the best in today’s hospitality industry. I hope meeting planners everywhere use this roster of supplier partners when selecting their meeting destinations for the coming year—they have certainly earned it.”

Platinum Choice winners will be featured in the December issue of Smart Meetings print and digital magazines and will be showcased on smartmeetings.com for one year.

Meet the 2018 Platinum Choice Awards Winners

About Smart Meetings:
Smart Meetings is the leading media company and the most trusted resource for meeting professionals. Providing best-in-class service, Smart Meetings publishes cutting-edge meetings content in print and digital magazines, hosts world-class hosted-buyer networking events, provides CEU-accredited webinars and offers myriad digital resources.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Harrington
Jennifer@smartmeetings.com
415.339.9355

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2017 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Announces 2017 American Global Travel Award Nomination

Smart Meetings Announces 2017 Platinum Choice Awards Winners

Smart Meetings Announces Eddie & Ozzie Win for Site-Sourcing Division, Smart Meetings 360

Smart Meetings Founder Marin Bright Featured in USA Today

Smart Meetings Announces Winners of 2017 Smart Stars Awards

Smart Meetings Announces Nichee Awards Win

Smart Meetings Announces Second Annual Smart Woman Summit

Smart Meetings Announces 2017 Smart Women in Meetings Award Winners

2016 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Announces 2016 Platinum Choice Awards Winners

Smart Meetings Announces 2016 Smart Stars Award Winners

Smart Meetings Announces Eddie & Ozzie Win for Site-Sourcing Division, Smart Meetings 360

Smart Meetings Announces Inaugural Smart Woman Summit

Smart Meetings Hires Vivian Shaw as Director of Global Sourcing

Smart Meetings Hires John DeCesare as Vice President/Group Publisher

2015 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Announces 2015 Smart Stars Award Winners

Marin Bright Selected as Honoree in 2015 Folio Top Women in Media Awards

Get Smarter: Introducing the NEW SmartMeetings.com

2014 Press Releases

Smart Meetings TV Special Features the Winners of the 2014 Smart Stars Awards

2014 Platinum Choice Award Winners Chosen

Marin Bright Selected as an Honoree in 2014 Folio Top Women in Media Awards

Smart Meetings Announces 2014 Smart Stars Award Winners

Smart Meetings Partners with eSpeakers

Smart Meetings 2014 Events Scheduled

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.