Congratulations to our Inner Circle Award winners for 2004! Readers of Association Meetings magazine have chosen 30 hotel winners in our 13th annual Inner Circle Awards. These properties are selected for their high level of service, flexible function space, quality of food and beverage, and good value on room rates.

For the sixth year in a row, our readers have voted for their top-rated convention and visitors bureaus, tourist boards, and convention centers. Again, kudos to all of our winners. Our readers have rated you the best of the best within the hospitality industry for association meetings!



The Fairmont San Francisco
Omni San Diego Hotel


The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs

District of Columbia

Grand Hyatt Washington


The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables
Caribe Royale All-Suites Resort & Convention Center, Orlando
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
The Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, Orlando
Wyndham Palace Resort & Spa in the Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista


Sheraton Atlanta Hotel


Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa


Millennium Knickerbocker
Hotel Chicago


Indianapolis Marriott Downtown


Hilton New Orleans Riverside


Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Kansas City


Las Vegas Hilton
MGM Grand, Las Vegas

New Jersey

Tropicana Casino And Resort, Atlantic City

North Carolina

Grandover Resort & Conference Center, Greensboro
The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, Asheville
Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst


Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville


Wyndham Anatole, Dallas


Westfields Marriott, Chantilly

West Virginia

The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs


Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan

CVBs and Tourist Boards

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Jamaica Tourist Board
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau
Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau
Tourism Toronto/Toronto Convention & Visitors Association
Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention Centers

COBO Conference/Exhibition Center, Detroit
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Ill.
George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston
Oncenter Complex: Convention Center, War Memorial, Civic Center
Theaters, Syracuse, N.Y
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando
Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, Calif.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Wildwoods Convention Center, Wildwood, N.J.