& Incentives announces the winners of its 2000 Paragon Awards. We 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.
Look for the ballot for the 2001 Paragon Awards in the July, August, and September issues.
This year's winners: Hotels and Resorts The Abby on Lake Geneva Fontana, Wis.
Adam's Mark Denver Denver, Colo.
American Club Kohler, Wis.
Boca Raton Resort & Club Boca Raton, Fla.
The Broadmoor Colorado Springs, Colo.
Caesars Tahoe Lake Tahoe, Nev.
Charleston Place, an Orient- Express Hotel Charleston, S.C.
The Cloister Sea Island, Ga.
Crystal Mountain Resort Thompsonville, Mich.
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Eagle Ridge Inn and Resort Galena, Ill.
Grand Wailea Resort Maui, Hawaii
The Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
Hilton New York New York, N.Y.
Hotel Hershey Hershey, Pa.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Orlando, Fla.
Hyatt Regency Hilton Head Resort Hilton Head, S.C.
LaQuinta Resort and Club La Quinta, Calif.
Lake Lawn Resort Delavan, Wis.
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Tucson, Ariz.
Marriott's Camelback Inn Resort, Golf Club and Spa Scottsdale, Ariz.
Marriott's Lincolnshire Resort Lincolnshire, Ill.
MGM Grand Hotel/Casino Las Vegas, Nev.
Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club Brewster, Mass.
Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa Tucson, Ariz.
Opryland Hotel Nashville, Tenn.
Philadelphia Marriott Philadelphia, Pa.
The Phoenician Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort Phoenix, Ariz.
Regal Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago, Ill.
The Registry Resort Naples Naples, Fla.
Renaissance Vinoy Resort St. Petersburg, Fla.
Ritz-Carlton Buckhead Atlanta, Ga.
The Scottsdale Princess Scottsdale, Ariz.
Sheraton Bal Harbour Bal Harbour, Fla.
Sheraton El Conquistador Resort & Country Club Tucson, Ariz.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Westin Rio Mar Beach Palmer, Puerto Rico
Wyndham El San Juan San Juan, Puerto Rico
Wyndham Rose Hall Resort & Country Club Montego Bay, Jamaica
Conference Centers Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort Colorado Springs, Colo.
Grandover Resort & Conference Center Greensboro, N.C.
Graylyn International Conference Center Winston-Salem, N.C.
Hamilton Park--A Dolce Conference Center Florham Park, N.J.
Hayes Conference Center San Jose, Calif.
Lansdowne Resort Leesburg, Va.
Marriott Hickory Ridge Conference Center Lisle, Ill.
Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center Oak Brook, Ill.
Scottsdale Conference Resort Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Woodlands Conference Center and Resort The Woodlands, Texas
Congratulations to meeting planner Jennifer Alexander, CMP, whose 2000 Paragon Award ballot was selected in a random drawing. She has won a five-day/four-night stay for two, including food, beverage, and transfers at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort, Howey-in-the-Hills, near Orlando. Look for the ballots for the 2000 Paragon Awards in our July, August, and September issues.