Corporate Meetings & Incentives announces the winners of its 1997 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 last 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. Turn to page 66 to cast your vote for the 1998 Paragon Awards, and read on to learn more about our 1997 winners.

This year's winners are: Hotels and Resorts

Arizona Biltmore

Phoenix, AZ

Banff Springs Hotel

Banff, Alberta, Canada

Boca Raton Resort and Club

Boca Raton, FL

The Breakers

Palm Beach, FL

The Broadmoor Hotel

Colorado Springs, CO

Caribe Hilton and Casino

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Doral Golf Resort and Spa

Miami, FL

El Conquistador Resort and

Country Club

Las Croabas, Puerto Rico

El San Juan Hotel and Casino

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Grand Traverse Resort

Grand Traverse Village, MI

The Greenbrier

White Sulphur Springs, WV

Hilton Hawaiian Village

Honolulu, HI

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort

San Antonio, TX

Hyatt Regency San Diego

San Diego, CA

Keystone Resort and

Conference Center

Keystone, CO

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Tucson, AZ

Marriott at Sawgrass Resort

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Marriott's Camelback Inn Resort,

Golf Club and Spa

Scottsdale, AZ

Marriott's Desert Springs

Resort and Spa

Palm Desert, CA

Marriott's Orlando World Center

Orlando, FL

New York Hilton and Towers at Rockefeller Center

New York, NY

Opryland Hotel and

Convention Center

Nashville, TN

The Peabody Orlando

Orlando, FL

The Phoenician

Scottsdale, AZ

The Pointe Hilton Resort

on South Mountain

Phoenix, AZ

Registry Resort

Naples, FL

Renaissance Vinoy Resort

St. Petersburg, FL

Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Dana Point, CA

Saddlebrook Resort

Wesley Chapel, FL

San Diego Marriott Hotel

San Diego, CA

Scottsdale Plaza Resort

Scottsdale, AZ

Sheraton El Conquistador Resort and Country Club

Tucson, AZ

Tropicana Casino and Resort

Atlantic City, NJ

Turnberry Isle Resort and Club

Aventura, FL

The Villas of Grand Cypress

Orlando, FL

Walt Disney World Dolphin

Lake Buena Vista, FL

Walt Disney World Swan

Lake Buena Vista, FL

Westin La Paloma

Tucson, AZ

Conference Centers

Barton Creek Conference Resort

Austin, TX

Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort

Colorado Springs, CO

Evergreen Conference Center and Resort

Atlanta, GA

Forrestal at Princeton Hotel and Conference Center

Princeton, NJ

Graylyn International Conference Center

Winston-Salem, NC

Hickory Ridge Conference Center

Lisle, IL

Lakeway Inn, A Dolce International Conference Resort

Austin, TX

Lansdowne Resort

Leesburg, VA

Peachtree Executive Conference Center

Peachtree City, GA

Scottsdale Conference Resort

Scottsdale, AZ

Woodlands Executive Conference Center and Resort

The Woodlands, TX