Smart Meetings announces winners of 2017 Smart Stars Awards
SAUSALITO, CALIF. - Smart Meetings announce the winners of the 2017 Smart Stars Awards. Now in its sixth year, the prestigious awards platform honors meeting planners' premier choices for hotels, resorts, properties, cruise lines and conference and convention centers across North America.
Evaluated against thousands of their exquisite peers, these exceptional properties were hand selected by Smart Meetings' audience of meeting professionals, in 25 distinguished categories. The Smart Stars Awards have gained notoriety as a vital tool for today's meeting planner community and a valuable resource for those who need recommendations of leading venues and destinations. These remarkable hospitality brands continue to reflect the highest standards of service and exhibit an unmatched caliber of quality, luxury and distinction.
"My team and I are honored, once again, to celebrate all of the phenomenal hotels and resorts that serve our industry," said Marin Bright, Smart Meetings founder and CEO. "We are thrilled to give special acknowledgment to this year's winners for their outstanding contribution and commitment to excellence."
The 2017 Smart Stars winners will be featured in the June edition of Smart Meetings print and digital magazines, reaching more than 80,000 meeting professionals. Winners will also be showcased on the Smart Meetings website for one year.
2017 Smart Stars Winners
Best Airport Hotel Grand Hyatt DFW Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel Westin Denver International Airport
Best Attraction/Theme Park Monterey Bay Aquarium Universal Orlando Resort Walt Disney World Resort
Best Ballroom Fairmont Dallas The Mirage Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Best Beach Hotel Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla & La Esmeralda The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
Best Boutique/Lifestyle Hotel The Brazilian Court Hard Rock Hotel San Diego Hutton Hotel
Best City Hotel Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf The Peninsula Hotel Chicago The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
Best Coastal Hotel Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort NIZUC Resort & Spa The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Terranea Resort
Best Conference Center Lied Lodge & Conference Center Monterey Conference Center The National Conference Center
Best Convention Center Austin Convention Center Oregon Convention Center Pasadena Convention Center
Best Convention Center Hotel The Broadmoor Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Best Cruise Line Celebrity Cruises Hornblower Cruises & Events – New York Royal Caribbean International
Best Desert Hotel Four Seasons Resort Scottsdaleat Troon North The Phoenician La Quinta Resort& Club
Best Eco/Green Hotel Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa Omni Dallas Hotel Portola Hotel & Spa