For the seventh year, readers of Insurance Conference Planner have selected their favorite hotels and resorts. And this month we honor the 31 top vote-getters with our Premium Circle Award, acknowledging their excellence in the meetings field.

Insurance companies' meeting executives cast their ballots based on meeting room quality, staff, catering and convention services, food and beverage service, guest room quality, and audiovisual and technical support. We offer sincere congratulations to all our winners, and a special round of applause to the Opryland Hotel Convention Center in Nashville, which has been a winner every year since the awards' inception in 1992.

The ballot for the eighth annual Premium Circle Awards will appear in the March/April and May/June 1999 issues of Insurance Conference Planner.

Arizona Doubletree La Posada Resort, Scottsdale Loew's Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale Westin La Paloma, Tucson

California Hotel del Coronado, Coronado Town and Country Resort Hotel, San Diego Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point

Colorado The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort, Colorado Springs Inverness Hotel and Golf Club, Englewood

Florida Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, Lake Buena Vista Don CeSar Beach Resort and Spa, St. Petersburg Beach Marco Island Marriott Resort and Golf Club Marriott at Sawgrass Resort, Ponte Vedra Beach Renaissance Vinoy Resort, St. Petersburg Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista

Georgia Evergreen Conference Center and Resort, Atlanta

Hawaii Hilton Hawaiian Village, Island of Oahu Orchard at Mauna Lani, Island of Hawaii

Massachusetts Sheraton Boston Hotel and Towers

Nevada MGM Grand Hotel/Casino, Las Vegas

New York Hilton New York and Towers, New York City New York Marriott Marquis, New York City

South Carolina Charleston Place, An Orient Express Hotel, Charleston Hyatt Regency Hilton Head Resort, Hilton Head Island Westin Resort Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island

Tennessee Opryland Hotel Convention Center, Nashville

West Virginia The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs

British West Indies Four Seasons Resort Nevis

Canada Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, Alberta

Mexico Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun