For the 17th 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

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, Phoenix

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale


The Grand Del Mar, Del Mar

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, San Diego

Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado

St. Regis, Monarch Beach, Dana Point


Mohegan Sun, Uncasville


Amelia Island Plantation

Boca Raton Resort & Club

Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center & Spa, Weston

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando

Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort, Orlando


Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, Maui


InterContinental Chicago


Bellagio, Las Vegas

MGM Grand, Las Vegas

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas

New Jersey

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City

New York

The Waldorf=Astoria, New York

South Carolina

Charleston Place, Charleston

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


Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Cancun

The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun

Look for the ballot for the 18th annual Premium Circle Awards in the March/April and May/June 2009 issues of Financial & Insurance Meetings. When you submit your ballot, you'll be entered into a drawing to win a great vacation getaway.

This year's winner of the trip for two to Saddlebrook Resort near Tampa, Florida, is Michael Burke, CMP, manager, conference and travel services,The Hanover Insurance Group Inc., Worcester, Mass. Enjoy the getaway, Michael!