Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch Receives 2019 Platinum Choice Award from Smart Meetings Magazine
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, a premier business and leisure hotel located in the heart of downtown next to the iconic Gateway Arch grounds, has received the 2019 Platinum Choice Award from Smart Meetings, a national magazine and resources for the meeting planning industry. The hotel is the only venue in Missouri to receive this prestigious recognition.
On December 2, 2019, Condé Nast Traveler released their annual list, “20 Best Places to Go in 2020.” Southwest Michigan was featured as one of only two US destinations, among outstanding global company like Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics and the Dubai, host of the 2020 World Expo.
Meetings Professionals Name the "Best Conference Center Category in the Midwest Region"
Wingspread Retreat & Executive Conference Center has taken top honors in Northstar Meetings Group’s prestigious 2019 Stella Awards. Meetings and events professionals and a panel of judges named this Frank Lloyd Wright-designed facility the Best Conference Center in the Midwest Region. The Stella Awards honor excellence in the meetings industry and distinguish meeting venues from around the globe that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals.
New permanent exhibit given Award of Excellence
The Flint Hills Discovery Center (FHDC) is extremely honored to have received the Award of Excellence for the Prairie Garden Terrace and Trail project from the Kansas Museums Association (KMA). The Award of Excellence is defined by the KMA as being “given to an institution whose project or achievements are worthy of special recognition.”
Awarded by Facilities & Event Management magazine
The Swiftel Center received the 2019 Prime Site Award presented by Facilities & Event Management magazine of Facilities Media Group.
“We are honored and thrilled to receive this recognition for our facility and dedicated team,” Executive Director Tom Richter said. “Every day, we open our doors with the focused intention on providing top-notch customer service for all our guests. Every full-time and part-time employee is trained to put our guests first so that every event is the best it can possibly be.”
The South Dakota Department of Tourism recently won eight awards in a prestigious international marketing competition. This is the most Adrian Awards the department has ever won in a single year.
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Adrian Awards recognize travel marketing organizations for innovative sales and marketing efforts in advertising, public relations and digital marketing.
Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Centerin Branson Voted a “Best of MidAmerica” Winnerby the Readers of Meetings Today Magazine
Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center in Branson, Missouri, captured another honor: the coveted “Best of MidAmerica Award” from Meetings Today magazine. The award recognizes an elite list of the top meeting sites in 11 MidAmerica states as determined by votes cast by the magazine’s readers, which consists of meeting professionals throughout the United States. Winners were recognized in the September 2019 issue of Meetings Today magazine, and a plaque commemorating the honor was provided to Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center’s General Manager John Parker.
Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Properties Recognized With Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards
The Pfister Hotel, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, and The Garland Named Top Hotels and Resorts.
Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that three of its owned and/or managed properties were again recognized as top hotels in Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
The Rose Hotel Chicago/O’Hare, Tapestry Collection by Hilton announced it has been recognized with a 2018 Hilton Legacy Award for New Build. This property opened this past November and serves as Rosemont’s first boutique hotel, as well as the first Tapestry Collection by Hilton property to be built from the ground up. The highly anticipated awards program celebrates contributions to an outstanding year of growth. Timed to coincide with the Americas Owner Conference, Hilton recognized nearly 60 high performing owners and developers.
Joseph Shaw, director of event management & parking for the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center, was honored in the convention service manager category during Northstar Meetings Group’s Passion Made Possible Awards 2019 in Las Vegas last night.
Read more at Northstar.
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, a premier business and leisure hotel located in the heart of downtown St. Louis on the iconic Gateway Arch grounds, announces that it has been named 67th Top Meeting Hotel in the U.S. by Cvent, the leading hospitality software developer.
Salle á Manger at Michigan’s Historic Grand Hotel Earns Award of Excellence in Wine Spectator’s 2019 Restaurant Awards
The Salle á Manger formal dining room at Grand Hotel has been recognized by Wine Spectator with an Award of Excellence for its impressive wine program for the third year in a row.
Dane County’s top hospitality and tourism professionals were honored at the Destination Madison Awards on Tuesday, June 25. From left to right: Julianne Lind, Carolyn Kosabucki, Aureliano Montes, Rita Kelliher, Kevin Henry (CEO of Food Fight Restaurant Group), Musab Naji, Roberta Sladky (Director of Olbrich Botanical Gardens), Deb Archer (President and CEO of Destination Madison); Photo credit: Focal Flame Photography
Destination Madison hosted more than 200 of the Dane County’s top hospitality professionals and their supporters Tuesday evening to honor the men and women whose hard work provides visitors with an outstanding Madison experience.
The Ritz-Carlton is delighted to announce Amanda Joiner, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, as the recipient of The Ritz-Carlton Guardian Award at the brand’s recent General Manager Summit in Shanghai, China. Recipients of the Guardian Award are celebrated as champions of The Ritz-Carlton, taking on the responsibility of protecting and preserving the rich culture and heritage of one of the most iconic hotel brands in the world.
Meet Chicago Northwest, the official destination marketing organization promoting and selling the Chicago Northwest region recognized five industry professionals at its 2019 Annual Partnership Meeting at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel.
During a Visit Bemidji meeting Wednesday, Executive Director Susan Goudge discussed the upcoming hiring process and said her last day in the position will be May 31. According to Goudge, she planned to retire last year, but pushed back the date to integrate new staff.
Read more at The Bemidji Pioneer.
This year, at the Detroit City Council’s Green Task Force annual awards breakfast, Cobo Center received the Earth Day Business Award for being significantly invested and adjusting operations to prioritize sustainability for each event and on an ongoing basis for facility operations.
Ironworks Hotel Indy, the first and only boutique hotel on Indianapolis’ north side, has earned the AAA Four Diamond Rating for the first time since opening in September 2017.
Congratulations to The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center For being Named “#1 Best Hotel in Iowa” by U.S. News & World Report
The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center, set on the banks of the picturesque Mississippi River in eastern Iowa, has been named the “#1 Best Hotel in Iowa” in the prestigious “2019 Best Hotels” rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the heart of historic downtown Muscatine in the scenic riverfront area, the AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel was recognized for its luxurious accommodations, outstanding customer service, beautiful views overlooking the gently rolling Mississippi River, and ideal location walking distance of the riverside town’s array of shops, restaurants and attractions. Opened in March 2018, the distinctive luxury boutique hotel is Iowa’s only hotel to hold the acclaimed AAA Four Diamond rating and IACC (International Association of Conference Centers) accreditation.
Hilton Cleveland Downtown was awarded the 2018 Connie Award on Wednesday, March 20th 2019 at the Hilton Americas Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. The award, named after Hilton’s founder Conrad Hilton, is given to the #1 Hilton in all of the Americas falling within one of two categories….the “Under 500 Rooms” or “500 Rooms Or More”. Boasting 600 guest rooms, Hilton Cleveland Downtown won the latter.
The President and CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, Dennis Pate, has been named the 2019 “Tourism Hero of the Year” by the Omaha Metropolitan Area (OMA) Tourism Awards organization. Pate will be presented with the award during the Third Annual OMA Tourism Awards celebration on May 8, 11:30 AM at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, IA.
Congratulations to Paul C. Wegert who was Honored with the 2019 RD Musser Hotelier of the Year Award
Paul C. Wegert, CHA, Managing Director/Area Manager at The Inn at St. John’s, received the RD Musser Hotelier of the Year award at the 2019 Pure Michigan Governor's Conference on Tourism. Wegert was recognized at the Stars of the Industry dinner on March 6, 2019 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.
Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), is once again proud to announce that four of its premier owned and managed properties received the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Award® in 2019.
The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee remains one of only 12 hotels in North America that have maintained AAA Four Diamond status since the Diamond Ratings were first introduced in 1976. Other Marcus Hotels & Resorts properties that have received the AAA Four Diamond Award in 2019 are the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, recognized for the 21st consecutive year; the historic Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, recognized for the 12th consecutive year; and the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, the major convention hotel in Milwaukee, recognized for the eighth consecutive year.
The American Club and Kohler Waters Spa Receive Coveted Forbes Five-Star Designation for Eighth Consecutive Year
Kohler Co. is pleased to announce that The American Club and Kohler Waters Spa at Destination Kohler have been awarded five stars for the eighth consecutive year by Forbes Travel Guide – the highest honor given by the global authority in luxury travel and leisure. Located at the premier property in Kohler, Wisconsin, the historic hotel and rejuvenating spa exemplify the rating system’s gold standard in the hospitality industry, which help discerning travelers select the world’s best hotel, restaurant and spa experiences. Four- and Five-Star award designations are earned through anonymous professional inspectors from Forbes Travel Guide who evaluate up to 900 objective criteria.
Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center Named “#1 Best Missouri Resort” by U.S. News & World Report for the 2nd Year in a Row