2015 Smart Stars Award Winners


Media contact: Katharine Fong, 415-339-9355

Sausalito, CA (April 23, 2015) – Smart Meetings magazine has announced the gold, silver and bronze winners of its annual Smart Stars Awards, which celebrate the  premier meetings hotels, resorts, cruise lines, event venues, and convention and conference centers in North America.

“We are very proud of this year’s winners,” says Marin Bright, CEO and founder of Smart Meetings, the leading meetings industry trade publication. “The hotels, resorts and meeting venues chosen in 25 categories are outstanding and deserve recognition. Voting for the Smart Star Awards gave readers the opportunity not only to give these properties additional exposure for their excellent service and special features, but also to reward them with future business.”

This is the third year of the Smart Stars contest. The prestigious awards, nominated and voted on by Smart Meetings readers, have become an industry benchmark that recognizes excellence and an essential resource for meeting planners worldwide.

Readers voted for their top picks in 25 different categories, including Best Convention Center, Best Incentive Hotel, Best Executive Retreat Hotel, Best Special Event Venue and Best Gaming/Casino Hotel. The winners will be featured in Smart Meetings’ June 2015 issue, and will receive an elegant plaque for display.

Here is a complete list of of Smart Stars 2015 winners.


Smart Meetings is published monthly in print and online, by Bright Business Media, LLC, based in Sausalito, California. BBM also hosts www.smartmeetings.com and produces Smart Meetings events that connect meeting professionals with premier hotel and destination representatives. 415-339-9355.