2019 Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

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

After more than 7,000 readers and fans voted, this is our elite list of the top 337 meeting sites and destinations in the South.

Congratulations to our winners and remember to look for them within our 2019 December Annual Awards Issue.

The Following Are State-by-State 2019 Readers’ Choice Award Winners


The Admiral Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center

Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National

Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa

The Beach Club Resort & Spa

Birmingham Marriott

Caribe Resort

Greater Birmingham CVB

Greater Gadsden Area Tourism

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center

Hyatt Regency Birmingham -The Wynfrey Hotel

The Lodge at Gulf State Park – A Hilton Hotel

Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

Perdido Beach Resort

Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa @ the Convention Center

Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

Sheraton Birmingham

Turquoise Place

Westin Birmingham


The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa

The Capital Hotel

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center

Explore Springdale

Fort Smith CVB

Four Points by Sheraton Little Rock Midtown

Hotel Hot Springs

Little Rock CVB

Visit Bentonville

Visit Hot Springs


Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Bilmar Beach Resort

Caribe Royale Orlando All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center

The Confidante Miami Beach

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The Don CeSar

Eden Roc Miami Beach

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South

Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

The Gates South Beach

Hammock Beach Resort, a Salamander Resort

Henderson Beach Resort, a Salamander Hotel

Hilton Pensacola Beach

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa

Inn on the Lakes

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, Noble House

Margaritaville Resort Orlando

Miami Beach Convention Center

Nobu Hotel Miami Beach

Ocean Center Convention Entertainment Complex

Ocean Key Resort & Spa, Noble House

Ocean Reef Club

Opal Sands Resort

Orange County Convention Center

Palm Beach County Convention Center

Panama City Beach CVB

The Pearl Hotel

Playa Largo Resort & Spa

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort

Solé Miami, A Noble House Resort

Streamsong Resort

Villas of Grand Cypress

Visit Gainesville, Alachua County

Visit Jacksonville & The Beaches

Visit Lake

Visit Orlando

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

Zota Beach Resort


Albany CVB

Alpine Helen/White County CVB

Athens CVB

ATL Airport District CVB

Atlanta Motor Speedway

Augusta CVB

Augusta Marriott At The Convention Center

Awesome Alpharetta

Chateau Elan

The Classic Center

Dalton CVB

Ellis Hotel, Atlanta, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Emory Conference Center Hotel

The Fox Theatre

Georgia International Convention Center

Georgia World Congress Center

Greater Rome CVB

Jekyll Island Convention Center

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

Peachtree City CVB

Peachtree City Hotel & Conference Center

Perry Area CVB

Savannah Convention Center

Sea Island

Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta

University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel

Valdosta-Lowndes Co. Conference Center & Tourism Authority

Visit Macon

Visit Savannah

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa


The Brown Hotel

The Bruce

Churchill Downs

Galt House Hotel

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

Louisville CVB

Louisville Marriott Downtown

Marriott Louisville East

meetNKY | Northern Kentucky CVB

Omni Louisville Hotel

Owensboro Convention Center

Paducah CVB

Seelbach Hilton – Louisville’s Grand Destination Experience


Alexandria/Pineville Area CVB

Bourbon Orleans Hotel – of the New Orleans Hotel Collection

Doubletree Lafayette

Golden Nugget Casino Resort and Hotel, Lake Charles

Harrah’s New Orleans Casino

Hotel Monteleone

InterContinental New Orleans

Jefferson CVB, Inc.

Jung Hotel & Residences of the New Orleans Hotel Collection

JW Marriott New Orleans

Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission

Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana CVB

Louisiana’s Northshore/St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission

Natchitoches Area CVB

NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans

Northshore Harbor Center

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau

Visit Baton Rouge

Visit Kenner

West Baton Rouge Conference Center

New Orleans Marriott


Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Garrett County Chamber of Commerce

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Grand Hotel & Spa

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort

National Aquarium

Ocean City Convention & Visitors Bureau

Prince George’s County, MD Conference & Visitors Bureau

Rocky Gap Casino Resort

Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County

Visit Baltimore

Visit Howard County

Visit Montgomery


Big Cedar Lodge

Branson Convention Center

Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB

Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Conference Center

Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown

Explore St. Louis

Hilton President Kansas City

Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch

Lake of the Ozarks CVB

The Lodge of Four Seasons

Margaritaville Lake Resort – Lake of the Ozarks

St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

Visit Kansas City


The Alluvian Hotel

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

Coastal Mississippi

Columbus CVB

Golden Nugget Casino Hotel Biloxi

Hard Rock Casino Biloxi

Harrah’s Gulf Coast

Hattiesburg Convention Commission

Hollywood Casino Tunica

Lake Terrace Convention Center

Landers Center

MSU Riley Center

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

Scarlet Pearl

Visit Jackson


Asheville CVB

Benton Convention Center

Biltmore Estate

Cabarrus County CVB

Fayetteville Area CVB

Goldsboro Travel & Tourism

Greensboro Area CVB

Greenville Convention Center

Greenville-Pitt County CVB

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

Hickory Metro CVB

Hotel Ballast, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

JB Duke Hotel

Kimpton Cardinal Hotel

The Maxwell Center

Meadowbrook Inn

Mooresville CVB

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center

Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB

Raleigh Marriott City Center Hotel

Statesville CVB

The Umstead Hotel & Spa

Visit Winston-Salem

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Wilmington and Beaches CVB


Broken Arrow CVB

Cox Business Center

Cox Convention Center

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa

Oklahoma City CVB

Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel & Spa

Science Museum Oklahoma

Sheraton Oklahoma City

The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City

Visit Stillwater


BMW Performance Center

Charleston Marriott Hotel

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

Florence Center

Florence CVB

Fripp Island Resort

Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront

Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort

Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau

Hotel Bennett

Hotel Florence

Hyatt Regency Greenville

Marriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa

Montage Palmetto Bluff

Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Spartanburg CVB

Spartanburg Marriott

Tides Folly Beach Oceanfront


Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa


Big Cypress Lodge

Chattanooga CVB

Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum

Gatlinburg CVB

JW Marriott Nashville

Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg

Memphis Convention Center

Omni Nashville Hotel

The Park Vista a DoubleTree by Hilton

The Peabody Memphis

Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism

The Ramsey Hotel and Convention Center

Rutherford County CVB

Sevierville CVB

Sevierville Convention Center

Sheraton Music City Hotel

The Tennessean Hotel

Visit Franklin

Visit Knoxville – Knoxville CVB


Abilene CVB

Allen Texas CVB

Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council

Arlington CVB

AT&T Hotel & Conference Center

Austin Convention Center

The Barnhill Center

Beaumont CVB

Crowne Plaza Arlington – Ballpark – Stadium

The Dallas World Aquarium

Denison CVB

Explore Victoria

Fairmont Austin

Ford Park

Frisco CVB

Hilton Anatole

Hotel Crescent Court

Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel

Hotel Settles

Hotel Sorella

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

Laredo CVB

Marriott Marquis Houston

McKinney CVB

Odessa Chamber/Discover Odessa

Omni La Mansión del Rio Hotel

Overton Hotel & Conference Center

Plano Event Center

The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston

Round Rock CVB

Royal Sonesta Houston

The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center

Sonesta Bee Cave Austin

South Padre Island CVB

The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio

The Tremont House – A Wyndham Grand Hotel

Visit Lubbock, the CVB

Visit Plano

Visit The Woodlands


The Whitehall Houston

The Woodlands Resort

Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk 


Arlington Convention & Visitors Service

Chesapeake Conference Center

The Colonial Williamsburg Resort Collection

Destination DC

Greater Richmond Convention Center

Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau

Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Massanutten Resort

The National Conference Center

The Omni Homestead

Richmond Raceway Complex

Salamander Resort & Spa

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

Stafford County Tourism

The Virginian Lynchburg

Visit Fairfax

Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge


W Washington D.C.


Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center

Greater Morgantown CVB

Greenbrier County CVB

The Greenbrier

Martinsburg-Berkeley County CVB

Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place

Oglebay Resort & Conference Center

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