For the 16th year, our readers have selected their favorite hotels and resorts. This month we honor the 30 top properties with our Premium Circle Award, acknowledging their excellence as meeting venues. Insurance and financial services meeting executives cast their ballots based on meeting room quality, staff, food and beverage service, convention services, guest-room quality, and audiovisual and technical support. Congratulations to all our winners!


Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale


Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado

Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego


The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs


Mohegan Sun, Uncasville


Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island

Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton

Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center & Spa, Weston

Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando

Saddlebrook Resort, Tampa

Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort, Orlando


Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay, Lana'i Kohala Coast, Big Island

Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, Maui

Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio, Oahu


InterContinental Chicago


Bellagio, Las Vegas

MGM Grand, Las Vegas

The Venetian, Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas

New Jersey

Tropicana Casino And Resort, Atlantic City

New York

Millennium Broadway Hotel, New York

The Waldorf=Astoria, New York

West Virginia

The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs

Puerto Rico

Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, a Wyndham Grand Resort, Rio Grande


Atlantis Paradise Island, Paradise Island

The Westin Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort, Grand Bahama Island


The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica


Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Cancun

Look for the ballot for the 17th annual Premium Circle Awards in the March/April and May/June 2008 issues of Financial & Insurance Meetings. When you submit your ballot, you'll be entered into a drawing to win a vacation getaway.

This year's winner was Deborah L. Costa, CMP, director, John Hancock — Meeting Management, Boston, who won a getaway for two to Saddlebrook Resort near Tampa, Fla. Congratulations, Deborah!