Medical Meetings' Annual M&D Awards program honors the 40 hotels, resorts, and conference centers chosen by our readers for merit and distinction in serving the needs of planners of continuing medical education seminars and medical conventions. Readers were asked to vote for the hosts that best handled their meetings or conventions in the previous 12 months. Choices were based on each property's guest room quality, meeting rooms, catering and convention services, and audiovisual/technical support. Congratulations to our winners!

Please take a few moments now to recognize properties that have done an outstanding job for you in the past 12 months by filling out the ballot on page 28. Then have a look at the 1998 winners in the special section on the following pages. We hope this will serve as a year-round reference to medical-meeting-friendly properties.

Arizona Scottsdale * Marriott's Camelback Inn Resort, Golf Club and Spa

* Scottsdale Conference Resort

* Scottsdale Plaza Resort

California Anaheim * Anaheim Marriott

* Disneyland Hotel

* Hilton Anaheim

Coronado * Hotel del Coronado

Dana Point * The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

La Jolla * Sheraton Grande Torrey Pines

Monterey * Doubletree at Fisherman's Wharf

Palm Desert * Marriott's Desert Springs Resort and Spa

San Francisco * San Francisco Marriott

Colorado Colorado Springs * The Broadmoor

* Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort

District of Columbia * Sheraton Washington Hotel

Florida Amelia Island * The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Boca Raton * Boca Raton Resort and Club

Captiva Island * South Seas Resort

Lake Buena Vista * Disney's Boardwalk Resort

* Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

Orlando * Marriott's Orlando World Center

* Omni Rosen Hotel

* The Peabody Orlando

St. Petersburg Beach * Don CeSar Beach Resort and Spa

Hawaii Island of Maui * Kea Lani Hotel

Island of Oahu * Sheraton Waikiki

Illinois Chicago * Drake Hotel

* Hyatt Regency Chicago

Galena * Eagle Ridge Inn and Resort

New York New York City * Hilton New York and Towers

North Carolina Asheville * Grove Park Inn Resort

South Carolina Charleston * Charleston Place, An Orient Express Hotel

Hilton Head Island * Crowne Plaza Resort

* Westin Resort, Hilton Head Island

Tennessee Nashville * Opryland Hotel

Texas San Antonio * Adam's Mark Hotel, San Antonio Riverwalk

Virginia Hot Springs * The Homestead

Wisconsin Lake Geneva * Grand Geneva Resort and Spa

Bermuda * Sonesta Beach Resort Bermuda

Mexico Cancun * The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun