Congratulations to our Inner Circle Award winners for 2003! Readers of Association Meetings magazine have chosen 30 hotel winners in our 12th annual Inner Circle Awards. These properties are selected for their high level of service, flexible function space, quality of food and beverage, and good value on room rates.

For the fifth year in a row, our readers have voted for their top-rated convention and visitors bureaus, tourist boards, and convention centers. Again, kudos to all of our winners. Our readers have rated you the best of the best within the hospitality industry for association meetings!



Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort/Scottsdale
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson Marriott's Camelback Inn Resort, Golf Club & Spa, Scottsdale


San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina

District of Columbia

Grand Hyatt Washington


Caribe Royale All-Suites
Resort & Convention Center, Orlando
Disney's BoardWalk Resort, Lake Buena Vista
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Radisson Bahia Mar Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale
The Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista
Wyndham Palace Resort & Spa in the Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista
The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood


Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago
Le Meridien Chicago


The Fairmont New Orleans
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel


Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel


Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, Boston


Las Vegas Hilton
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
Paris Las Vegas

New Jersey

Tropicana Casino And Resort, Atlantic City

North Carolina

Grandover Resort and Conference Center, Greensboro


Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville


Westfields Marriott, Chantilly


Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan


Moon Palace Golf Resort, Cancun

CVBs and Tourist Boards

Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors Association
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Jamaica Tourist Board
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Greater Montreal Convention and Tourism Bureau
New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau
Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau
San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau
San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau
Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau

Convention Centers

COBO Conference/Exhibition Center, Detroit
George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston
Indiana Convention Center & RCA Dome, Indianapolis
Las Vegas Convention Center
McCormick Place, Chicago
New Orleans Convention Center
Oncenter Complex: Convention Center, War Memorial, Civic Center Theaters, Syracuse, N.Y.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.
San Jose Convention & Cultural Facilities, San Jose, Calif.
Toronto Congress Centre