For the sixth year in a row, readers of Insurance Conference Planner have selected their favorite hotels and resorts. And for the sixth year in a row, the 40 top vote-getters are honored 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 those properties marked with an asterisk (* ), as they have earned our award every year since its inception in 1992. The ballot for the seventh annual Premium Circle Awards will appear in the March/April and May/June 1998 issues of Insurance Conference Planner.

Arizona The Boulders Resort, Carefree Marriott's Camelback Inn Resort, Golf Club & Spa, Scottsdale

The Phoenician, Scottsdale

Scottsdale Plaza Resort

Sheraton El Conquistador Resort & Country Club, Tucson

California Marriott's Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert

Monterey Plaza Hotel

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort, Indian Wells

Colorado The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs

District of Columbia

The Watergate Hotel, Washington

Florida Boca Raton Resort & Club

The Breakers, Palm Beach

Disney's Grand Floridian Beach Resort, Lake Buena Vista

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando

Marriott's Orlando World Center

Registry Resort, Naples

Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Walt Disney World Swan, Lake Buena Vista

Hawaii Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, The Big Island of Hawaii

Hilton Waikoloa Village, The Big Island of Hawaii

Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort and Spa

Hyatt Regency Maui

Manele Bay Hotel, Lanai

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, The Big Island of Hawaii

Idaho Coeur d'Alene Resort

Illinois Chicago Hilton and Towers

Maine Samoset Resort, Rockport

Massachusetts Boston Marriott Long Wharf

New Jersey Atlantic City Tropicana Casino and Resort

New York The Sagamore, Bolton Landing

South Carolina Charleston Place

Tennessee Opryland Hotel Convention Center, Nashville

Virginia The Homestead, Hot Springs

West Virginia The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs

Wisconsin Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, Lake Geneva

Puerto Rico El Conquistador Resort & Country Club, Las Croabas

El San Juan Hotel & Casino Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort and Club, Palmer

Canada Banff Springs Hotel

Mexico Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun