2020 Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

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

After more than 8,000 readers and fans voted, this is our elite list of the top 380 meeting sites and destinations in the South.

Congratulations to our winners and remember to look for them within our 2020 December Annual Awards Issue.

The Following Are State-by-State 2020 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
The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
The Beach Club Resort & Spa
Birmingham Marriott
Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa
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 – Huntsville
Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa
Meet Foley
Perdido Beach Resort
Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel
Sheraton Birmingham
Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Commission
Visit Mobile
Von Braun Center
Westin Birmingham
Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery


The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa
Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas Hotel, Spa & Convention Center
Explore Springdale
Fort Smith Convention Center
Fort Smith CVB
Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa
Visit Hot Springs
Visit Rogers


Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Bilmar Beach Resort
Bradenton Area CVB
The Brazilian Court Hotel
Caribe Royale Orlando All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center
Chinsegut Hill Retreat and Conference Center
The Confidante Miami Beach
The Dalmar, Fort Lauderdale, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
Eden Roc Miami Beach
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South
Emerald Coast CVB
The Gates South Beach
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Henderson Beach Resort, a Salamander Hotel
Hilton Ocala
Hilton Pensacola Beach
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Holiday Inn St. Petersburg N. – Clearwater
Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Inn on the Lakes
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, Noble House
Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina
Mission Inn Resort & Club
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
Nobu Hotel Miami Beach
Ocean Center Convention Entertainment Complex
Ocean Key Resort & Spa, Noble House
Oceanside Inn
Opal Sands Resort
Orange County Convention Center
The Pearl Hotel
Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Noble House
Playa Largo Resort & Spa
The Plaza Resort & Spa
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort
Solé Miami, A Noble House Resort
Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
South Seas Island Resort
St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Florida’s Historic Coast
Streamsong Resort
Visit Gainesville, Alachua County
Visit Jacksonville & The Beaches
Visit Lake
Visit Orlando
Visit Panama City Beach
Visit Sarasota County
Visit South Walton
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 Botanical Garden
Augusta CVB
Augusta Marriott At The Convention Center
Awesome Alpharetta
Chateau Elan
The Classic Center
Cobb Travel & Tourism
Ellis Hotel, Atlanta, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Emory Conference Center Hotel
The Fox Theatre
Georgia International Convention Center
Georgia World Congress Center
The Graduate Athens
Greater Rome CVB
Jekyll Island Authority
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Peachtree City CVB
The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge
Savannah Convention Center
Savannah Marriott Riverfront
Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta
Valdosta-Lowndes Co. Conference Center & Tourism Authority
Visit Macon
Visit Perry
Visit Savannah
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa


The Brown Hotel
The Bruce
Churchill Downs
Hyatt Regency Lexington
Kentucky International Convention Center
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
Visit Owensboro-Daviess County


Alexandria/Pineville Area CVB
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Coushatta Casino Resort
Harrah’s New Orleans Casino
Higgins Hotel & Conference Center, Curio Collection by Hilton
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Hotel Monteleone
Houma Area CVB
InterContinental New Orleans
Isle of Capri Casino & Hotel
Jefferson CVB
Jung Hotel & Residences of the New Orleans Hotel Collection
JW Marriott New Orleans
Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission
Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana CVB
L’Auberge Casino & Resort Lake Charles
Louisiana Northshore/St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission
Natchitoches Area CVB
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans Marriott
NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans
Northshore Harbor Center
Paragon Casino Resort & Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center
Pontchartrain Center
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Experience Ruston
Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau
The Troubadour, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton, New Orleans
Visit Baton Rouge
Visit Kenner
West Baton Rouge CVB


Experience Prince George’s
Garrett County Chamber of Commerce
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Grand Hotel & Spa
Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront Suites
Holiday Inn Oceanfront Hotel
Hotel Revival
MGM National Harbor
Ocean City CVB
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court
Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
Visit Baltimore
Visit Howard County


Big Cedar Lodge
Branson Convention Center
Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB
Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Conference Center
Crowne Plaza St. Louis Downtown
Explore St. Louis
Hilton President Kansas City
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
Hotel St. Louis, a Marriott Autograph Collection
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
Lake of the Ozarks CVB
Margaritaville Lake Resort- Lake of the Ozarks
Old Kinderhook
Sheraton Westport Plaza Hotel St. Louis
St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Thousand Hills Golf Resort
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center


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
Margaritaville Resort Biloxi
MSU Riley Center
Natchez Convention Center
Pearl River Resort, Including Silver Star & Golden Moon Hotel & Casino
Scarlet Pearl


Asheville CVB
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
Benton Convention Center
Cabarrus County CVB
The Conference Center at GTCC
Durham Convention Center
Fayetteville Area CVB
Goldsboro Travel & Tourism
Greensboro Area CVB
Greenville Convention Center
Greenville-Pitt County CVB
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
Hickory Metro CVB
Marriott Hotel Winston-Salem In The Twin City Quarter
The Maxwell Center
Meadowbrook Inn
Mooresville CVB
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB
Raleigh Marriott City Center Hotel
Renaissance Asheville Hotel
Statesville CVB
Visit Winston-Salem
Wilmington and Beaches CVB


Ardmore Tourism Authority
Bartlesville Area CVB
Broken Arrow CVB
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
Oklahoma City CVB
Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel & Spa
Science Museum Oklahoma
The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
Visit Stillwater


BMW Performance Center
Breakers Resort
Charleston Area CVB
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach-Oceanfront Resort
Florence Center
Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort
Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront, Myrtle Beach
Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort
Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau
Hotel Bella Grace
Myrtle Beach Area CVB
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
OneSpartanburg, Inc.
Palmera Inn
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Spartanburg Marriott
Tides Folly Beach Oceanfront


Big Cypress Lodge
Chattanooga CVB
Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
DoubleTree by Hilton Nashville Downtown
Elvis Presley’s Graceland
Gatlinburg Convention Center
Gatlinburg CVB
General Morgan Inn & Conference Center
The Germantown Inn
JW Marriott Nashville
Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg
Memphis Tourism
The Park Vista a DoubleTree by Hilton
The Peabody Memphis
Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism
The Read House
Rutherford County CVB
Sevierville Convention Center
Sevierville CVB
Sheraton Music City Hotel
The Tennessean Hotel
Visit Knoxville – Knoxville CVB


Abilene CVB
Allen Texas CVB
Arlington CVB
Austin Convention Center
Bay Area Houston CVB
Beaumont CVB
Big Spring CVB
Corpus Christi CVB
The Dallas World Aquarium
Destination El Paso
Discover Denton
The Driskill Hotel
Fairmont Austin
Ford Park
Fredericksburg CVB
Frisco CVB
Galveston Island CVB
Grapevine CVB
Greater Houston CVB
Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel
Hotel Settles
Hyatt Regency – Austin
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency North Dallas/Richardson
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
Lake Granbury Conference Center
Laredo CVB
Live! by Loews Arlington
Longview CVB
Marriott Marquis Houston
McAllen Convention Center
McAllen CVB
McKinney CVB
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center
Overton Hotel & Conference Center
Pearl South Padre
Pearland CVB
Plano Event Center
The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston
Round Rock CVB
Royal Sonesta Houston
San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center
Seguin CVB
Sonesta Bee Cave Austin
South Padre Island CVB
The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio
Town of Addison
Visit Brenham DMO
Visit Lubbock, the CVB
Visit Plano
Visit San Antonio
Visit The Woodlands
Waco CVB
Westin Dallas Park Central
The Whitehall Houston
The Woodlands Resort
Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk


Arlington Convention & Visitors Service
Chesapeake Conference Center
Colonial Williamsburg Resorts
Destination DC
The Graduate Richmond
Grand Hyatt Washington
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Hampton CVB
Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center
Hyatt Regency Dulles
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
The Jefferson Hotel
Massanutten Resort
The National Conference Center
The Omni Homestead
Richmond Raceway Complex
Richmond Region Tourism
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
Stafford County Tourism
Visit Alexandria
Visit Fairfax


Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center
The Greenbrier
Greenbrier County CVB
Martinsburg-Berkeley County CVB
Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place
Stonewall Resort
Visit Mountaineer Country CVB

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