Best of Awards

Each year Meetings Focus polls its users–made up of planners who hold events around the world–to determine the best hotels and resorts for meetings and events in North America.

The properties are judged on the following criteria: quality of meeting space; guest rooms; services and amenities; food and beverage; tech and bandwidth support; recreational facilities/activities; helpfulness of staff; and overall value and experience.

Properties are divided into the same regional categories as our magazine (West, East, South and MidAmerica), and you can choose your favorites from each section.

 

Best of 2014 Winners

 West | South | East | MidAm

 

Best of the West

Property: Times Won:
Big Sky Resort 12
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa 7
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower 7
Hotel Corque 1
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas 13
Montage Deer Valley 1
Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco-Union Square 2
Peppermill Resort Spa & Casino 3
The Broadmoor 17
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa 4
Bacara Resort & Spa 1
Portola Hotel & Spa 4
The Meritage Resort and Spa 1
Tulalip Resort Casino 1
Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter 2
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa 1
Caesars Palace Las Vegas 11
Carmel Valley Ranch 1
Chaminade Resort & Spa 6
Fairmont Empress 2
Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle 10
Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole 5
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara 4
Four Seasons Resort Whistler 2
Grand Hyatt San Francisco 4
Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 9
Hilton Anchorage 3
Hilton Waikoloa Village 9
Hotel Del Coronado 12
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach 1
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa 7
Jackson Lake Lodge/Grand Teton Lodge Company 7
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa 4
Krystal Grand Reforma Uno Mexico City 1
L'Auberge Del Mar 8
Loews Ventana Canyon 12
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego 4
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 5
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa 3
Red Rock Resort 2
Resort at Squaw Creek 5
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa 1
Stein Eriksen Lodge 11
Sunriver Resort 12
The Coeur d'Alene Resort 16
The Langham Huntington, Pasadena 2
The Lodge at Torrey Pines 8
The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay 1
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua 10
The Venetian Las Vegas 9

Best of the South

Property: Times Won:
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center 2
Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge 2
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino 16
Boca Raton Resort & Club Waldorf Astoria Collection 9
Breakers Resort 6
Callaway Gardens 7
Caribe Royale Orlando All Suite Hotel & Convention Center 7
Doubletree Guest Suites Historic Charleston 3
Eden Roc Resort & Spa 1
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa 1
Galt House 8
Gaylord Palms Hotel & Convention Center 9
Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center 7
Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa 16
Grand Hyatt DFW 3
Great Wolf Lodge - Concord, NC 3
Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa 5
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center 3
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa 14
Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort Wrightsville Beach, NC 2
Hotel Monteleone 13
Hutton Hotel 4
Hyatt Regency Dallas 6
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, Austin 3
Hyatt Regency Louisville 2
Hyatt Regency Orlando 1
Hyatt Regency Savannah Riverfront 4
InterContinental New Orleans 1
IP Hotel & Casino 5
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa 3
Kingsmill Resort 10
Kingston Plantation 4
Lake Lanier Island Resort & Conference Center 4
L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles 5
Little Rock Marriott 11
Loews New Orleans Hotel 4
Marina Inn at Grande Dunes 3
New Orleans Marriott 6
Norfolk Waterside Marriott 5
Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel 1
Omni Fort Worth Hotel 2
Omni La Mansion Del Rio - San Antonio 8
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate 4
Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center 7
Paragon Casino Resort 2
Perdido Beach Resort 13
Pinehurst Resort & Country Club 9
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club 13
Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 4
Renaissance Waverly Hotel 2
Rosen Shingle Creek 5
Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans 10
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel 3
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island 2
The Don CeSar, A Loews Hotel 10
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort 7
The Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa 11
The Sea Pines Resort 3
The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa 3
The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center 5
Trump National Doral Miami 2
Waterfront Place Hotel & Morgantown Event Center 1
Westin Huntsville 4
Williamsburg Lodge 2
Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek 1

Best of the East

Property: Times Won:
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina 10
Mohegan Sun 12
Stowe Mountain Lodge 7
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa 9
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel 9
Foxwoods Resort Casino 14
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts 14
The Langham Boston 5
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel 7
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 4
Boston Marriott Copley Place 9
Caesars Atlantic City 1
Chatham Bars Inn 11
Fairmont Pittsburgh 1
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center 6
Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa 1
High Peaks Resort 1
Hilton Baltimore 3
Hotel Du Pont 12
Hotel Providence 5
Hyatt Morristown 1
Hyatt Regency Boston 4
Hyatt Regency Cambridge Overlooking Boston 5
JW Marriott Washington DC 9
Lansdowne Resort 5
Loews Annapolis Hotel 9
Loews Philadelphia Hotel 11
Meetings at Norwich Inn 12
Mohonk Mountain House 9
Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa 8
Omni Mount Washington Resort 10
Omni Providence Hotel 1
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC 4
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 5
Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner 4
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel 3
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center 1
Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa 3
The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa 13
The Genesee Grande Hotel 1
The Hotel Viking 12
The Westin Copley Place 5
Turning Stone Casino Resort 2
Washington Hilton 3
Washington Marriott at Metro Center 1
Washington Marriott Wardman Park 9

Best of MidAmerica

Property: Times Won:
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel 9
Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa 2
DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 1
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa 13
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa 11
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza 8
Hilton Milwaukee City Center 2
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center - Wisconsin Dells 1
Kalahari Resort Sandusky 4
The Pfister Hotel 11
Hilton President Kansas City 2
Kansas City Marriott Downtown 3
Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest Resort & Conference Center 1
Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa 6
Chicago Marriott Downtown 10
Des Moines Marriott Downtown 9
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Kansas City-Overland Park 3
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park 11
Grand River Center 6
Hard Rock Tulsa 2
Hilton Columbus Downtown 2
Hilton Omaha 8
Hiltons of Branson 3
Hyatt Regency Chicago 11
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place 3
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 8
Hyatt Regency St Louis at The Arch 7
InterContinental Hotel Cleveland 4
JW Marriott Chicago 2
JW Marriott Indianapolis 3
Lied Lodge & Conference Center 8
Milwaukee Marriott Downtown 1
MotorCity Casino Hotel 5
Radisson Blu Mall of America 1
Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Ctr & Spa 2
The Lodge of Four Seasons 6
theWit Hotel 1
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago 5
Waldorf Astoria Chicago 1

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