2018 Top Hot Spots For Winter Events

GULF SHORES, Ala. (May 15, 2018) – After a review of our entire 16 state coverage area, our editorial team selected an elite group of ten hot spot cities for winter events. We then asked our readers to vote for the hottest meeting sites within these hot spots, determining the “Hottest of the Hot”. Please see winners below. The July 2018 Issue of ConventionSouth will showcase the below sites with an editorial spotlight:

ATLANTA
W Atlanta – Midtown
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead
Omni Hotel at the Battery Atlanta
Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta

AUSTIN
The Line ATX
The Driskill Hotel
AT&T Hotel & Conference Center
JW Marriott Austin
Sonesta Bee Cave Austin

DALLAS
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
The Highland Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton
Omni Dallas Hotel

HOUSTON
Royal Sonesta Houston
Hotel Sorella
Marriott Marquis Houston
Omni Houston Hotel Westside

MIAMI
Hyatt Regency Miami at Miami Convention Center
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
Eden Roc Miami Beach
The Betsy Hotel
The Miami Beach EDITION

MYRTLE BEACH
Breakers Resort
Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront
Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

NEW ORLEANS
JW Marriott New Orleans
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Ace Hotel New Orleans
Jung Hotel & Residences of the New Orleans Hotel Collection

ORLANDO
The Florida Hotel & Conference Center
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
Caribe Royale Orlando All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive

SAN ANTONIO
Omni La Mansion del Rio Hotel
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

VIRGINIA BEACH
The Founders Inn & Spa
The Cavalier
Oceanaire Resort Hotel

“It is with great honor that we recognize the 2018 ‘Hottest of the Hot’ as their Southern locations, seasonably warmer climates and extraordinary meetings options make these sites a cold weather reprieve for groups from across the country,” said ConventionSouth Senior Editor, Marcia Bradford. “The late Fall, Winter and early Spring months are often the most popular time to hold a meeting, event or convention—especially due to the lower rates that can be found during this non-peak season. Therefore, Southern destinations like these are a top choice for meeting planners who need to boost attendance and participation rates by attracting those who seek warmer weather. Meeting planners can also feel confident that these destinations come recommended and have year-round attractions and festivals, ample meeting sites and outdoor recreational opportunities during the winter.”