& Incentives announces the winners of its 1999 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.
Look for the ballot for the 2000 Paragon Awards in the July, August, and September issues.
This year's winners are:
Hotels and Resorts American Club Kohler, Wis.
Anaheim Hilton and Towers Anaheim, Calif.
The Breakers Palm Beach, Fla.
The Broadmoor Hotel Colorado Springs, Colo.
The Buttes Tempe, Ariz.
Caesars Tahoe Lake Tahoe, Nev.
Callaway Gardens Pine Mountain, Ga.
Caribe Royale Resort Suites and Villas Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
The Drake Hotel Chicago, Ill.
Eagle Ridge Inn and Resort Galena, Ill.
El Conquistador Resort and Country Club Las Croabas, Puerto Rico
The Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
The Heritage Southbury, Conn.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Island of Oahu, Hawaii
Hilton New York and Towers New York, N.Y.
Hotel du Pont Wilmington, Del.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort San Antonio, Texas
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch Scottsdale, Ariz.
Krystal Vallarta Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
La Quinta Resort and Club La Quinta, Calif.
Lake Lawn Resort Delavan, Wis.
Marriott's Camelback Inn Resort, Golf Club and Spa Scottsdale, Ariz.
Marriott's Desert Springs Resort and Spa Palm Desert, Calif.
Marriott's Lincolnshire Resort Lincolnshire, Ill.
Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club Brewster, Mass.
Opryland Hotel Nashville, Tenn.
The Peabody Orlando Orlando, Fla.
The Phoenician Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Pointe Hilton at Tapatio Cliffs Phoenix, Ariz.
Registry Resort Naples, Fla.
Rimrock Resort Hotel Banff, Alberta, Canada
Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Dana Point, Calif.
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio, Texas
Scottsdale Plaza Resort Scottsdale, Ariz.
Sheraton El Conquistador Resort and Country Club Tucson, Ariz.
South Seas Plantation Captiva Island, Fla.
Walt Disney World Dolphin Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Walt Disney World Swan Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Westin La Paloma Tucson, Ariz.
Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta, Ga.
Westin Rio Mar Beach Palmer, Puerto Rico
Westward Look Resort Tucson, Ariz.
Conference Centers Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort Colorado Springs, Colo.
Graylyn International Conference Center Winston-Salem, N.C.
Hayes Conference Center San Jose, Calif.
Lakeway Inn, A Dolce Conference Resort Austin, Texas
Marriott's Evergreen Conference Resort Atlanta, Ga.
Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center Oak Brook, Ill.
Scottsdale Conference Resort Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Woodlands Conference Center and Resort The Woodlands, Texas