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 2009 Paragon Awards in our August and September issues.

This Year's Winners

Hotels and Resorts

Amelia Island Plantation
Amelia Island, FL

Paradise Island, Bahamas

Las Vegas, NV

Boca Raton Resort & Club
Boca Raton, FL

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Atlantic City, NJ

The Breakers
Palm Beach, FL

The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs, CO

Casa de Campo
La Romana, Dominican Republic

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Lake Buena Vista, FL

The Fairmont Chicago
Chicago, IL

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center Orlando
Orlando, FL

Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa
Maui, HI

The Greenbrier
White Sulphur Springs, WV

Hilton Anatole
Dallas, TX

Hotel del Coronado
San Diego, CA

The Hotel Hershey
Hershey, PA

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
San Antonio, TX

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Maui, HI

InterContinental Chicago
Chicago, IL

Kingsmill Resort & Spa
Williamsburg, VA

Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Miami Beach, FL

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV

Marco Island Marriott Resort & Spa
Marco Island, FL

MGM Grand
Las Vegas, NV

Millennium Broadway Hotel
New York, NY

Mohegan Sun
Uncasville, CT

Moon Palace
Cancun, Mexico

The Peabody Orlando
Orlando, FL

Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa
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

Rosen Shingle Creek
Orlando, FL

Saddlebrook Resort - Tampa
Wesley Chapel, FL

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Scottsdale, AZ

Tropicana Casino And Resort
Atlantic City, NJ

The Venetian
Las Vegas, NV

The Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort
Orlando, FL

The Waldorf=Astoria
New York, NY

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa
Maui, HI

Wynn Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Conference Centers

The Banff Centre
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Colorado Springs, CO

Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center
Florham Park, NJ

Dolce Hayes Mansion
San Jose, CA

The Heldrich
New Brunswick, NJ

Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
Grapevine, TX

The National Conference Center
Lansdowne, VA

Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center
Scottsdale, AZ

The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center
The Woodlands, TX

Zermatt Resort & Spa
Midway, UT