2013 Platinum Choice Award Winners Chosen Select Hotels and CVBs Earn Coveted Recognition from Smart Meetings

SAUSALITO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Meetings magazine, the industry's premier resource for meeting professionals, today announced the winners of its 10th annual Platinum Choice award. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in service and amenities among meeting hotels and resorts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. An additional category recognizes outstanding services by destination and convention and visitor bureaus across North America.

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Out of thousands of qualified properties and organizations, we honor a select 180. Winners earn this recognition by setting exemplary standards in a range of categories, including ambience, amenities, breadth of resources, facility quality, guest services, meeting space, meeting packages, recreational activities, restaurant and dining facilities, staff attitude and technical support. The honorees are chosen by our readers, who vote for their favorites over a two-month period, with additional input from editors and industry experts.

"The winners represent a broad spectrum of destinations and reflect the diverse needs of meeting planners. These organizations and properties exceeded expectations and demonstrated professional standards that met the requirements of event professionals and attendees," said Marin Bright, founder and publisher. "We are thrilled to honor industry leaders that celebrate innovation, exemplary service and facilities to make meetings and events extraordinary for planners and attendees."

The premier group of honorees will be celebrated in the December 2013 issue of Smart Meetings magazine and on smartmeetings.com.

Smart Meetings is published monthly in print and online by Bright Business Media, LLC, a multimedia company based in Sausalito, Calif. BBM also hosts smartmeetings.com, an award-winning interactive website, and produces Smart Events, live events connecting meeting planners with hotel and destination representatives. An efficient, personal approach to RFP submission service, Smart Site Selector, was introduced earlier this year.

Contact: Josef Aukee
415-339-9355; josef@smartmeetings.com

SOURCE Smart Meetings



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