2018 Top New or Renovated Awards Announced

The editor’s picks are in for ConventionSouth’s Annual Top New or Renovated Awards for 2018.

After hundreds of nominations and an editorial review, this is our elite list of the top 66 new or renovated meeting sites and destinations in the South.

Congratulations to our winners and remember to look for them within our 2017 December Annual Awards Issue.

The Following are State-by-State 2018 Top New or Renovated Award Winners


The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa

The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center

Huntsville Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center



The Capital Hotel

Four Points by Sheraton Little Rock Midtown

Statehouse Convention Center


DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld

The Grove Resort & Spa

Hilton Clearwater Beach

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa

Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina

Pensacola Grand Hotel

Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina

Planet Hollywood Observatory

RP Funding Center

WaterColor Inn & Resort

Zota Beach Resort


Chateau Elan

The DeSoto

The Ellis Hotel

Hotel Tybee

Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Omni Hotel at the Battery Atlanta

Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta

W Atlanta – Midtown

The Westin Atlanta Airport


Maysville Event Center


Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome (French Quarter Area)

Hyatt Centric French Quarter

InterContinental New Orleans

Raising Cane’s River Center


Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Grand Hotel & Spa

The Lodge at Wisp


Benton Convention Center

Greenville Convention Center

JB Duke Hotel

Rizzo Conference Center

Shell Island Resort

The Carolina Inn


DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

Florence Civic Center


21c Museum Hotel Nashville

Bridgestone Arena

Hutton Hotel

Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown

Kimpton Aertson Hotel


AT&T Hotel & Conference Center

The Barnhill Center

Hotel Alessandra Houston

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

Hotel ZaZa Houston Memorial City

Le Méridien Houston Downtown

Plano Event Center

San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk

The Whitehall Houston


Charleston Civic Center

Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place