Corporate Meetings & Incentives announces the winners of our reader-selected 2004 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 during the past year. Hotel nominations were based on the meeting services' quality, while resorts were judged on 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 based on their facilities, equipment, and meeting services.

Look for the ballot for the 2005 Paragon Awards in the July, August, and September issues of CMI.

Special thanks to the Bayside Inn at Sandestin, Destin, Fla., which provided a three-night vacation package for two. The meeting planner selected in our random ballot drawing will be announced in our February issue.


Hotels and Resorts

Adam's Mark Daytona Beach Resort
Daytona Beach, FL

Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
Phoenix, AZ

Las Vegas, NV

The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs, CO

Caribe Hilton
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Casa de Campo
Dominican Republic

Crowne Plaza Resort Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head, SC

Crystal Mountain Michigan
Thompsonville, MI

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort
Galena, IL

The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach
Cancun, Mexico

The Garden City Hotel
Garden City, NY

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, TN

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Orlando, FL

Grand Geneva Resort
Lake Geneva, WI

Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa
Maui, HI

Hilton New York
New York, NY

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa
Bonita Springs, FL

Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort, Spa and Casino
Henderson, NV

Hyatt Regency Newport
Newport, RI

InterContinental Chicago
Chicago, IL

Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Miami Beach, FL

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Tucson, AZ

Marriott's Camelback Inn Resort, Golf Club & Spa
Scottsdale, AZ

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Desert Springs, CA

MGM Grand
Las Vegas, NV

Mohegan Sun
Uncasville, CT

Moon Palace Golf Resort
Cancun, Mexico

The Phoenician
Scottsdale, AZ

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Laguna Niguel, CA

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Scottsdale, AZ

Tropicana Casino And Resort
Atlantic City, NJ

Las Vegas, NV

Villas of Grand Cypress
Orlando, FL

The Waldorf=Astoria
New York, NY

Disney's Boardwalk Resort
Orlando, FL

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, AZ

The Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort & Golf Club
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Conference Centers

The Banff Centre
Banff, Canada

Chateau Élan
Atlanta, GA

Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Colorado Springs, CO

The Hayes Mansion Conference Center
San Jose, CA

Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
Grapevine, TX

Marriott Hickory Ridge Conference Hotel
Lisle, IL

North Maple Inn at Basking Ridge
Basking Ridge, NJ

Oak Brook Hills Resort
Oak Brook, IL

Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center
Scottsdale, AZ

Westfields Marriott
Chantilly, VA