Smart Meetings TV Special Features the Winners of the 2014 Smart Stars Awards


Contact: Katharine Fong

Sausalito, Calif. (December 2, 2014) – Smart Meetings magazine announced its half-hour television special presentation of “Smart Destinations: The Best of 2014.” The show features the winners of the annual Smart Stars Awards celebrating the best premier meetings hotels, resorts, cruise lines, event venues, and convention and conference centers in North America across 25 categories.

The program will air in more than 200 media markets through Jan. 4, 2015, on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and independent affiliates across the U.S. Check local listings for scheduled broadcast times.

“We’re excited to bring Smart Meetings’ best of the best to television again this year. The enthusiasm around our Smart Stars Awards and the hotels and destinations represented is spreading, and the quality and style of the winners is worth sharing with the broadest spectrum of audiences possible,” says Marin Bright, CEO and founder of Bright Business Media, LLC and publisher of the meetings industry trade publication. “Once again, these winning venues excel in more ways than are celebrated in their respective categories—they are excellent options for leisure travelers, weddings and special events, in addition to being top meeting choices.”

Many of the winners announced earlier this year are featured in “Smart Destinations: The Best of 2014,” including:

Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas

Paradisus Punta Cana Resort, Dominican Republic

Radisson Blu Mall of America, Bloomington, Minn.

The Fairmont Dallas

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

For a complete list of Smart Stars Award winners, visit

The program was created and produced in conjunction with Telco Productions, Inc., a Santa Monica, Calif.-based production and distribution company with more than two dozen television shows currently airing in national syndication.

Smart Meetings is published monthly by Bright Business Media, LLC, a multimedia company based in Sausalito, Calif. BBM also hosts, an interactive website, Smart Meetings app and digital edition, Smart Site Selector for RFP submissions, and Smart Meetings Events connecting meeting professionals with premier hotels and destinations. 415-339-9355.