Celebrating a Commitment to Excellence

Each year, the meeting industry’s premier awards program salutes outstanding properties, venues and destinations in varied prestigious categories. These exceptional hospitality brands are voted upon by thousands of Smart Meetings’ subscribers and dedicated meeting professionals nationwide, and continue to play a vital role in the meeting planner community.

If you have a favorite property, venue or destination that helped make your event a smashing success, honor their commitment to excellence and cast your vote for the 2019 Smart Stars Awards.

Bonus: you’ll be automatically entered to win a stay at a winning Smart Stars property!


Best Airline

Best Airport Hotel

Best Attraction/Theme Park

Best Ballroom

Best Beach Hotel

Best Boutique/Lifestyle Hotel

Best City Hotel

Best Coastal Hotel

Best Conference Center

Best Convention Center

Best Convention Center Hotel

Best Cruise Line


Best Décor

Best Desert Hotel

Best DMC

Best Eco/Green Hotel

Best Executive Retreat

Best Family-Friendly Property

Best Food and Beverage

Best Gaming/Casino Hotel

Best Golf Resort

Best Historic Hotel

Best Hotel Pool

Best Hotel Spa

Best Incentive Hotel

Best International Hotel CVB/DMO

Best Island Hotel

Best Mountain/Ski Hotel

Best Outdoor Event Space

Best On-Site Support Staff

Best On-Site Tech/AV

Best Overall Boutique/Lifestyle Hotel Brand

Best Overall Hotel Chain

Best Special-Event Venue

2019 Smart Stars Winners Receive

Featured in the June edition of Smart Meetings (print and digital editions)

Recognition and exposure through smartmeetings.com, national email newsletters and social media

Exposure in a nationwide press release distributed over a major newswire

How to Vote

Review the 2019 ballot of distinguished hospitality brands or submit your own nomination using the form below. Submitting your vote is quick and easy and you’ll help to shine the spotlight on your favorite brands. Remember, you’ll be automatically entered to win a stay at a Smart Stars winning property!

Entry Deadline: March 31