Once again Corporate Meetings & Incentives asked readers which hotels, resorts, and conference centers had best handled their meetings and incentive programs during the past year. Hotels were evaluated on the meeting services' quality, and resorts were judged on atmosphere, services, and recreational amenities. Conference centers (which must be members of the International Association of Conference Centers or deemed the equivalent by our editors) were judged on their facilities, equipment, and meetings services.

Look for the ballot for the 2010 Paragon Awards in the July, August, and September issues of CMI.

This Year's Winners

Hotels and Resorts

Aqua Cancun
Cancun, Mexico

Paradise Island, Bahamas

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Baltimore, MD

Las Vegas, NV

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Atlantic City, NJ

The Breakers
Palm Beach, FL

The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs, CO

Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV

Casa de Campo
La Romana, Dominican Republic

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Miami Beach, FL

Foxwoods Resort Casino
Mashantucket, CT

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Orlando, FL

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Reno, NV

Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa
Maui, HI

Gran Melia Cancun Resort
Cancun, Mexico

The Greenbrier
White Sulphur Springs, WV

Harrah's Atlantic City
Atlantic City, NJ

Hilton Anatole
Dallas, TX

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino
Palm Beach, Aruba

Hyatt Regency Dallas
Dallas, TX

L'Auberge Del Mar
San Diego, CA

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
San Diego, CA

MGM Grand
Las Vegas, NV

Millennium Broadway Hotel
New York, NY

Mirage Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Mohegan Sun
Uncasville, CT

Montage Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, CA

Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
Cancun, Mexico

The Peabody Orlando
Orlando, FL

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV

Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Resort
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort
Rose Hall, Jamaica

Saddlebrook Resort
Wesley Chapel, FL

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Scottsdale, AZ

The Venetian
Las Vegas, NV

Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort
Orlando, FL

The Waldorf=Astoria
New York, NY

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin
Lake Buena Vista, FL

The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
Hollywood, FL

Wynn Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Conference Centers

Chateau Elan Winery, Resort & Conference Center
Braselton, GA

Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Colorado Springs, CO

Dolce Hayes Mansion
San Jose, CA

Graylyn International Conference Center
Winston-Salem, NC

The National Conference Center
Lansdowne, VA

Q Center
St. Charles, IL

Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center
Scottsdale, AZ

Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center
Tempe, AZ

Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
Chantilly, VA

The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center
The Woodlands, TX

Related article:
2008 Paragon Awards