2017 Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

ConventionSouth's Readers' Choice AwardThe results are in for ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. 

After more than 6,000 readers and fans voted, this is our elite list of the top 300 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 2017 Readers’ Choice Award Winners


Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National

Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau

The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa

The Beach Club

The Caribe Resort

Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Hotel Capstone

Hyatt Regency Birmingham -The Wynfrey Hotel

Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

Mobile Marriott

Perdido Beach Resort

Turquoise Place

Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Commission

Visit Foley

Von Braun Center

Westin Birmingham

Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Atmore


21c Museum Hotel Bentonville

The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas Hotel, Spa & Convention Center

Experience Fayetteville

Fort Smith CVB

Hot Springs Convention Center

Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau

Little Rock Marriott

Springdale A&P Commission

Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock


B Resort in Walt Disney World

Caribe Royale Orlando All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center

DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa

Eden Roc Miami Beach

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South

Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Henderson Beach Resort

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa

Miami Beach Convention Center

Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau

Ocean Center Convention Entertainment Complex

Ocean Reef Club

Opal Sands Resort

Orange County Convention Center

Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches

The Pearl Hotel

Pelican Beach Resort & Conference Center

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

TradeWinds Island Grand

Villas of Grand Cypress

Visit Sarasota County

Visit South Walton

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek


Alpine Helen/White County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Augusta Marriott At The Convention Center

Awesome Alpharetta

Callaway Gardens Resort

Clarence Brown Conference Center

The Classic Center

Cobb Travel & Tourism

Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau

Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center

Dalton Convention & Visitors Bureau

Emory Conference Center Hotel

Explore Gwinnett

Georgia International Convention Center

Georgia World Congress Center

Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead

Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau

Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center

Hotel Indigo Savannah

Infinite Energy Center

Macon – Bibb County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Nessmith-Lane Conference Center

Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau

Peachtree City Hotel & Conference Center

Richmond Hill City Center

Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism

Sea Island

Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center

University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel

Valdosta-Lowndes Conference Center & Tourism Authority

Visit Savannah

The Westin Jekyll Island

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa


21C Museum Hotel Louisville

Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport

Destination Frankfort

Galt House Hotel

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

Hyatt Regency Lexington

Louisville Marriott Downtown

meetNKY | Northern Kentucky CVB

Mt. Sterling/ Montgomery County Tourism

Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau

Seelbach Hilton – Louisville’s Grand Destination Experience

Shepherdsville Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission


Ace Hotel New Orleans

Alexandria/Pineville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Bourbon Orleans Hotel – of the New Orleans Hotel Collection

Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau

Chateau Saint Denis Hotel

Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter

Golden Nugget Casino Resort and Hotel

Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center

Houma Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Isle of Capri Casino & Hotel

Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau-Kenner

JW Marriott New Orleans

Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission

Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau

Le Méridien New Orleans

Louisiana’s Northshore/St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission

Northshore Harbor Center

Paragon Casino Resort & Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau

Visit Baton Rouge

West Baton Rouge Convention & Visitors Bureau


Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

Garrett County Chamber of Commerce

Montgomery County CVB

Ocean City, Maryland Convention & Visitors Bureau

Royal Sonesta Harbour Court

Tourism Council of Frederick County Inc.

Visit Baltimore

Westin Annapolis


The Alluvian Hotel

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau

Gold Strike Casino Resort

Golden Nugget Casino Hotel Biloxi

Hard Rock Casino Biloxi

Jackson Convention Complex

Lake Terrace Convention Center

Landers Center

Monmouth Historic Inn

MSU Riley Center

Pearl River Resort, Including Silver Star & Golden Moon Hotel & Casino

Scarlet Pearl

Visit Hattiesburg

Visit Jackson

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast

Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau


Big Cedar Lodge

Chase Park Plaza Hotel

Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau

Hilton President Kansas City

Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch

Kansas City Marriott Downtown

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission

St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

Ste Genevieve Great River Road Welcome Center

Thousand Hills Golf Resort

The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center


Biltmore Estate

The Conference Center at GTCC

Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau

Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau

Marriott Hotel Winston-Salem In The Twin City Quarter

Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau

New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center

Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB

Raleigh Marriott City Center Hotel

Renaissance Asheville Hotel

Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

The Umstead Hotel & Spa

Visit Winston-Salem

Wilmington Convention Center


Bartlesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Choctaw Casino Resort

Cox Business Center

Cox Convention Center

Doubletree by Hilton Tulsa Downtown

Downstream Casino Resort

Embassy Suites by Hilton – Norman Hotel & Conference Center

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa

Muskogee Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

Oklahoma Aquarium

Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel & Spa


BMW Performance Center

Breakers Resort

Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Charleston Marriott Hotel

Columbia Conference Center

Experience Columbia SC

Florence Convention & Visitors Bureau

Francis Marion Hotel

Fripp Island Resort

Harbour Town Resorts & Yacht Club

Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

Island Vista Resort

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

Myrtle Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Spartanburg Marriott


Wild Dunes Resort


Big Cypress Lodge

Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Chattanoogan Hotel

Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum

Courtyard Marriott Pigeon Forge

Dollywood, Dollywood’s Splash Country & Dollywood Cabins

Gatlinburg Convention & Visitors Bureau

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Greene County Partnership Tourism Department

Hilton Knoxville

Kingsport Convention & Visitors Bureau

Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Mill at Lebanon

One Century Place Conference Center

The Park Vista a DoubleTree by Hilton

The Peabody Memphis

Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism

RiverStone Resort & Spa

Rutherford County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Sevierville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Visit Knoxville – Knoxville Convention & Visitors Bureau


Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Adolphus

Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council

Austin Convention Center

Denison Convention & Visitors Bureau

Destination El Paso

Experience Bryan-College Station

Explore Victoria

Ford Park

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Grand Hyatt San Antonio

Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau

Hurst Conference Center

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa

Kerrville Convention & Visitors Bureau

La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa

Lakeway Resort & Spa

Longview Convention & Visitors Bureau

Marriott Marquis Houston

McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau

Mesquite Convention & Visitors Bureau

Odessa Convention & Visitors Bureau

Omni Austin Hotel Southpark

Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa

Overton Hotel & Conference Center

Royal Sonesta Houston

The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center

San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau

Seguin Convention & Visitors Bureau

Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel

Sonesta Bee Cave Austin

South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

Visit Lubbock, the Convention & Visitors Bureau

Visit San Antonio



Wichita Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau


Arlington Convention & Visitors Service

Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau

Chesapeake Conference Center

Chesapeake Convention & Visitors Bureau

Destination DC

The Colonial Williamsburg Resort Collection

Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg, VA

Greater Richmond Convention Center

Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau

Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

Lansdowne Resort

The National Conference Center

Newport News Tourism Development Office

The Omni Homestead

Salamander Resort & Spa

Stafford County Tourism

Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center

Visit Fairfax


Westin Crystal City

Wytheville Convention & Visitors Bureau


Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Greenbrier

Oglebay Resort & Conference Center

The Resort at Glade Springs

Summersville Arena & Conference Center


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