Kudos to all 55 winners for receiving honors in the eighth annual Inner Circle Awards program. This tribute is paid by AM readers, who voted these top hotels, resorts, convention centers, and convention and visitors bureaus as the best to have serviced their meetings and conventions in the past 12 months. Look for the ballot for our ninth annual Inner Circle Awards on page 32. In the October issue, we will spotlight again the best convention and visitor bureaus and convention centers. Please turn the page to read more about some of our exceptional hotel winners.

Again, congratulations to our winners!

Congratulations Hotels Alabama * Marriott Grand Hotel

Arizona * Scottsdale Conference Resort

* Sheraton El Conquistador Resort

* The Westin La Paloma

* Westward Look Resort

California * Hilton Anaheim

* La Quinta Resort & Club

* Town and Country Resort & Convention Center

Colorado * The Broadmoor

District of Columbia * Grand Hyatt Washington

Florida * Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

* Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

* Sawgrass Marriott Resort

* Omni Rosen

* The Peabody Orlando

* Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

Hawaii * Manele Bay

Illinois * Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort

Massachusetts * Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

Michigan * Grand Hotel

New York * Hilton New York

North Carolina * The Grove Park Inn Resort

Pennsylvania * Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa

South Carolina * Hyatt Regency Hilton Head Resort

Tennessee * Opryland Hotel

Texas * Wyndham Anatole Hotel

Vermont * The Equinox

West Virginia * The Greenbrier

Canada * Jasper Park Lodge

Puerto Rico * Wyndham El Conquistador Resort & Country Club


* Albuquerque (N.M.) CVB

* Austin (Texas) CVB

* Cancun (Mexico) CVB

* Greater Columbus (Ohio) CVB

* Hawaii CVB

* Indianapolis CVA

* Las Vegas CVA

* Greater Miami CVB

* Nashville (Tenn.) CVB

* Newport (R.I.) CVB

* Orlando/Orange County CVB

* Portland Oregon Visitors Assoc.

* Rosemont (Ill.) Convention Bureau

* San Diego CVB

* Metro Tucson (Ariz.) CVB


* Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center

* Baltimore Convention Center

* Hynes Convention Center, Boston

* Denver Convention Center

* Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center,Detroit

* George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston

* Las Vegas Convention Center

* McCormick Place, Chicago

* ONCENTER, Syracuse, N.Y.

* Orange County Convention Center, Orlando