1998 Paragon Awards Corporate Meetings & Incentives announces the winners of its 1998 Paragon Awards. We have asked our readers to choose the hotels, resorts, and conference centers that did the best job of handling their meetings and incentive programs in the past year. Nominations for hotels were based on the quality of their meeting services, while resorts were judged on their overall atmosphere, services, and recreational amenities. Conference centers (which must be either International Association of Conference Centers members or deemed the equivalent by our editors) were chosen on the basis of their facilities, equipment, and meeting services.

This year's winners are: Hotels and Resorts American Club Kohler, WI

The Breakers Palm Beach, FL

The Broadmoor Hotel Colorado Springs, CO

Callaway Gardens Pine Mountain, GA

Del Lago Golf Resort and Conference Center Montgomery, TX

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts Lake Buena Vista, FL

Doral Golf Resort and Spa Miami, FL

El Conquistador Resort and Country Club Las Croabas, Puerto Rico

El San Juan Hotel and Casino San Juan, Puerto Rico

Grand Traverse Resort Grand Traverse Village, MI

Grand Wailea Resort, Hotel and Spa Maui, HI

The Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs, WV

Hilton Waikoloa Village Big Island of Hawaii, HI

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort San Antonio, TX

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Orlando, FL

JW Marriott Hotel Washington, DC

Marriott's Desert Springs Resort and Spa Palm Desert, CA

Marriott's Lincolnshire Resort Lincolnshire, IL

MGM Grand Hotel/Casino Las Vegas, NV

Millennium Broadway, Manhattan Conference Center New York, NY

New York Hilton and Towers at Rockefeller Center New York, NY

Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club Brewster, MA

Opryland Hotel Convention Center Nashville, TN

The Palace of the Lost City Sun City, South Africa

The Peabody Orlando Orlando, FL

The Phoenician Scottsdale, AZ

Pinehurst Resort and Country Club Pinehurst, NC

The Pointe Hilton at Tapatio Cliffs Phoenix, AZ

Registry Resort Naples, FL

Renaissance Grand Beach Resort St. Thomas, USVI

Rimrock Resort Hotel Banff, Alberta, Canada

Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Dana Point, CA

Saddlebrook Resort Wesley Chapel, FL

The Sagamore Bolton Landing, NY

San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina San Diego, CA

Scottsdale Plaza Resort Scottsdale, AZ

Sheraton El Conquistador Resort and Country Club Tucson, AZ

The Waldorf-Astoria New York, NY

Walt Disney World Dolphin Lake Buena Vista, FL

Walt Disney World Swan Lake Buena Vista, FL

Westin La Paloma Tucson, AZ

Conference Centers Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort Colorado Springs, CO

Evergreen Conference Center and Resort Atlanta, GA

Forrestal at Princeton Hotel and Conference Center Princeton, NJ

Graylyn International Conference Center Winston-Salem, NC

Hamilton Park Executive Conference Center Florham Park, NY

Hickory Ridge Conference Center Lisle, IL

Lakeway Inn, A Dolce International Conference Resort Austin, TX

Oak Brook Hills Hotel and Resort Oak Brook, IL

Scottsdale Conference Resort Scottsdale, AZ

Westfields International Conference Center by Marriott Washington, DC

The Woodlands Executive Conference Center and Resort The Woodlands, TX