Corporate Meetings & Incentives announces the winners of its 2002 Paragon Awards. Once again 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 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 2003 Paragon Awards in the July, August, and September issues.

This year's winners:

Hotels and Resorts

Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa
Phoenix

Atlantis Hotel & Casino Paradise Island
Nassau/Paradise Island, Bahamas

Bellagio
Las Vegas

Boca Raton Marriott, Boca Center
Boca Raton, Fla.

The Broadmoor Hotel
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Caribe Hilton-San Juan
San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Cloister
Sea Island, Ga.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Eagle Ridge Inn and Resort
Galena, Ill.

The Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun
Cancun, Mexico

Flamingo Las Vegas
Las Vegas

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center (formerly Opryland Hotel)
Nashville, Tenn.

Grand Geneva Resort and Spa
Lake Geneva, Wis.

Hilton New York
New York City

Hotel Inter-Continental
Chicago

Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort
Henderson, Nev.

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Island of Maui, Hawaii

Loews Miami Beach
Miami Beach, Fla.

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Las Vegas

Marriott's Desert Springs Resort and Spa
Palm Desert, Calif.

Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

MGM Grand Hotel/Casino
Las Vegas

Millennium Hotel, New York, Broadway
New York City

Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel
Chicago

Moon Palace Golf Resort
Cancun, Mexico

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa
Farmington, Pa.

Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club
Brewster, Mass.

Paris Las Vegas
Las Vegas

The Peabody Orlando
Orlando, Fla.

Pinehurst Resort and Country Club
Pinehurst, N.C.

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Phoenix

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
Naples, Fla.

Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort and Spa
Nassau/Paradise Island, Bahamas

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
Mount. Pleasant, Mich.

Tropicana Casino and Resort, Atlantic City
Atlantic City, N.J.

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
Las Vegas

The Villas of Grand Cypress
Orlando, Fla.

The Westin Rio Mar Beach
Palmer, Puerto Rico

Conference Centers

American Airlines Training & Conference Center
Fort Worth, Texas

The Banff Centre for Conferences
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Chateau Elan Winery and Resort
Braselton, Ga.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Colorado Springs, Colp.

Dolce Hamilton Park, A Dolce Conference Destination
Florham Park, N.J.

Hayes Mansion Conference Center
San Jose, Calif.

Marriott Hickory Ridge Conference Center
Lisle, Ill.

Oak Brook Hills, A Dolce Conference Resort
Oak Brook, Ill.

Scottsdale Conference Resort
Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center
The Woodlands, Texas

Special Thanks

to L.L. Bean, which provided $200 in L.L. Bean gifts certificates to Jennifer Coe, CMP, Senior Meeting Planner, Johnson & Johnson, the meeting planner selected in our random ballot drawing.

Look for the ballots for the 2003 Paragon Awards in CMI July, August, and September.