Kudos to all the winners in our 21st annual Inner Circle Award program. This tribute is paid by Association Meetings readers who voted for these top hotels, resorts, convention centers, CVBs, and tourist boards as the best at servicing their meetings and conventions from July 2011 to June 2012. 



•               L’Auberge Del Mar, Del Mar

•               Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego

•               Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

•               Omni San Diego Hotel

•               Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco-Union Square

•               The Queen Mary, Long Beach

•               Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

•               Town and Country Resort & Conference Center, San Diego


•               The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs


•               Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket

District of Columbia

•               Washington Hilton

•               Washington Marriott Marquis


•               Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee

•               JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes

•               Loews Miami Beach Hotel

•               Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

•               Orlando World Center Marriott

•               The Peabody Orlando

•               Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center, St. Augustine

•               Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando

•               Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista


•               Hyatt Regency Chicago

•               InterContinental Chicago

•               Q Center, St. Charles


•               Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

•               Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, National Harbor

•               Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore


•               Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

•               MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

•               The Venetian, Las Vegas

New Jersey

•               Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City


•               The Hotel Hershey, Hershey

•               Philadelphia Marriott Downtown


•               Hilton Anatole, Dallas

•               Hyatt Regency Dallas

•               Hyatt Regency San Antonio

•               JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa


•               Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg

•               Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles, Chantilly


•               Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells



•               Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, Austin, Texas

•               Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Branson, Mo.

•               Visit Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C.

•               Choose Chicago

•               Visit Dallas

•               Visit Denver, The Convention and Visitors Bureau

•               Destination DC, Washington, D.C.

•               Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority

•               Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

•               New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

•               Visit Norfolk, Norfolk, Va.

•               Visit Orlando

•               Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

•               San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau

•               San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau



•               The Baltimore Convention Center

•               Branson Convention Center, Branson, Mo.

•               Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans

•               George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston

•               Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta

•               Las Vegas Convention & Entertainment Center

•               Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, Calif.

•               Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

•               Orange County Convention Center, Orlando

•               Phoenix Convention Center

•               Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan, P.R.

•               Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.

•               San Diego Convention Center

•               Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla.

•               Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, Va.