2021 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 415 meeting sites and destinations in the South.

Congratulations to our winners and remember to look for them within our 2021 December Annual Awards Issue.

The Following Are State-by-State 2021 Readers’ Choice Award Winners


Alabama Music Hall of Fame
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
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa
Greater Birmingham CVB
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism
The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center
Hotel Capstone
Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hyatt Regency Birmingham -The Wynfrey Hotel
The Lodge at Gulf State Park – A Hilton Hotel
Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa
Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center at Capitol Hill
Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel
Sheraton Birmingham
Turquoise Place
Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Commission
Visit Mobile
Westin Birmingham
Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery


The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa
The Capital Hotel
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
DoubleTree by Hilton Hot Springs
Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas Hotel, Spa & Convention Center
Experience Fayetteville
Fort Smith CVB
Hilton Garden Inn Little Rock Downtown
Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort
The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa 
Visit Bentonville
Visit Hot Springs
Visit Rogers


Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Bilmar Beach Resort
The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel
The Ben West Palm
The Boca Raton
The Brazilian Court Hotel
Caribe Royale Orlando
Clearwater Beach Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
The Confidante Miami Beach
Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center
Discover The Palm Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
Eau Palm Beach
Eden Roc Miami Beach
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South
Emerald Coast CVB
Epicurean Hotel
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
The Gates South Beach
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Henderson Beach Resort, a Salamander Hotel
Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
Hilton Pensacola Beach
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort
Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort
JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, Noble House
Martin County Tourism
Naples Grande Beach Resort
Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau
Ocean Center Convention Entertainment Complex
Ocean Key Resort & Spa, Noble House
Orange County Convention Center
Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Noble House
Playa Largo Resort & Spa
The Plaza Resort & Spa
RP Funding Center
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort
Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center
Solé Miami, A Noble House Resort
Streamsong Resort
Visit Central Florida – Polk County
Visit Gainesville, Alachua County
Visit Jacksonville & The Beaches
Visit Lake
Visit Orlando
Visit Panama City Beach
Visit Pensacola
Visit South Walton
Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater
Visit Tallahassee
Visit Tampa Bay
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek


Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau
Alpine Helen/White County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau
ATL Airport District Convention & Visitors Bureau
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Augusta Marriott At The Convention Center
Awesome Alpharetta
Callaway Gardens Resort
Chateau Elan
The Classic Center
Cobb Travel & Tourism
Destination Augusta
The Fox Theatre
Georgia International Convention Center
The Georgian Terrace Hotel
Jekyll Island Authority
Jekyll Island Convention Center
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge
Savannah Convention Center
Savannah Marriott Riverfront
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 Jekyll Island


Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Brown Hotel
The Bruce
Churchill Downs
Galt House Hotel
Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Lexington
Kentucky International Convention Center
Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Marriott Louisville East
meetNKY | Northern Kentucky CVB
Omni Louisville Hotel
Owensboro Convention Center
Seelbach Hilton – Louisville’s Grand Destination Experience
Visit Owensboro-Daviess County


Alexandria/Pineville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bienville House Hotel
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau
Coushatta Casino Resort
Doubletree Hotel New Orleans
The Harbor Center
Harrah’s New Orleans Casino
Higgins Hotel & Conference Center, Curio Collection by Hilton
Hotel Monteleone
Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau
Jung Hotel & Residences of the New Orleans Hotel Collection
L’Auberge Casino & Resort Lake Charles
Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission
Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
Louisiana Northshore/St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission
Monroe/West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau
Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
New Orleans & Company
New Orleans Marriott
NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans
Paragon Casino Resort & Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau
Toledo Bend Lake Country/Sabine Parish Tourist Commission
Visit Baton Rouge
Visit Kenner
West Baton Rouge Conference Center
The Westin New Orleans Canal Place


Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, Autograph Collection
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront
Dunes Manor
Experience Prince George’s
Garrett County Chamber of Commerce
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront Suites
Holiday Inn Oceanfront Hotel
MGM National Harbor
National Aquarium
Ocean City Convention & 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
Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau
Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Conference Center
Explore St. Louis
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
Hotel St. Louis, a Marriott Autograph Collection
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
Joplin CVB
The Lodge of Four Seasons
Margaritaville Lake Resort- Lake of the Ozarks
Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau
St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Thousand Hills Golf Resort
Visit Kansas City
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center


The Alluvian Hotel
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Coastal Mississippi
Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau
Golden Nugget Casino Hotel Biloxi
Hard Rock Casino Biloxi
Harrah’s Gulf Coast
Hattiesburg Convention Commission
Lake Terrace Convention Center
Mississippi Aquarium
MSU Riley Center
Natchez Convention Center
Palace Casino Resort
Pearl River Resort, Including Silver Star & Golden Moon Hotel & Casino
Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Jackson
Westin Jackson


Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Benton Convention Center
Discover Durham
Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Goldsboro Travel & Tourism
Great Wolf Lodge Charlotte
Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greenville Convention Center
Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
Havelock Tourist and Event Center
Hilton Charlotte Uptown
Hotel Ballast, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Marriott Hotel Winston-Salem In The Twin City Quarter
The Maxwell Center
Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB
Ridgecrest Conference Center
The Umstead Hotel & Spa
Visit New Bern
Visit Winston-Salem
Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau
Wilmington Convention Center


Ardmore Tourism Authority
Broken Arrow Convention & Visitors Bureau
Choctaw Casino Resort
Cox Business Convention Center (CBCC)
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center
Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Science Museum Oklahoma
Sheraton Oklahoma City
Tulsa Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Bartlesville
Visit Stillwater
Wyndham Grand Downtown Oklahoma City


BMW Performance Center
Crowne Plaza Greenville
DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia
Florence Center
Florence Convention & Visitors Bureau
Francis Marion Hotel
Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort
Greenville Convention Center
Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront, Myrtle Beach
Hilton Garden Inn Spartanburg & 1881 Event Hall
Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort
Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Marriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa
Montage Palmetto Bluff
Myrtle Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
OneSpartanburg, Inc.
Palmera Inn
Tides Folly Beach Oceanfront
Visit Beaufort
Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
Wild Dunes Resort


The Adventure Park at Nashville
Big Cypress Lodge
Bode Chattanooga
Chattanooga Tourism Company
Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
Elvis Presley’s Graceland
Fairlane Hotel
Farm Bureau Exposition Center
Gatlinburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
Gatlinburg Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
General Morgan Inn & Conference Center
Hutton Hotel
JW Marriott Nashville
Leipers Fork Distillery
Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg
Memphis Tourism
Memphis’ Renasant Convention Center
Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation
Omni Nashville Hotel
The Park Vista a DoubleTree by Hilton
The Peabody Memphis
Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism
The Read House
Rutherford County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sevierville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sevierville Convention Center
Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority
Visit Knoxville – Knoxville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit WILCO, Wilson County Convention & Visitors Bureau


Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Adolphus
Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council
Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau
AT&T Hotel & Conference Center
Austin Convention Center
The Barnhill Center
Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau
Destination El Paso
Discover Denton
Ford Park
Fredericksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau
Galveston Island CVB
Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hotel Galvez
Hotel Paso Del Norte, Autograph Collection
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
Hotel ZaZa Houston Memorial City
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
Kerrville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Lakeway Resort & Spa
Margaritaville Lake Resort
Marriott Marquis Houston
McAllen Convention Center
McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit McKinney)
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center
Odessa Chamber/Discover Odessa
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
Omni La Mansión del Rio Hotel
Pearl South Padre
Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau
Plano Event Center
Port Arthur Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston
Round Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
Royal Sonesta Houston
San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center
South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio
Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center
Visit Addison
Visit Austin
Visit Fort Worth
Visit Lubbock, the Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Plano
Visit San Antonio
Visit The Woodlands
Westin Dallas Park Central
The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa
The Woodlands Resort
Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk


Chesapeake Conference Center
Colonial Williamsburg Resorts
Destination DC
Grand Hyatt Washington
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau
Harrisonburg Tourism & Visitor Services
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
Hyatt Regency Dulles
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
The Jefferson Hotel
Massanutten Resort
The National Conference Center
Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel & Waterside Convention Center
The Omni Homestead
Omni Richmond Hotel
Richmond Marriott Downtown
Richmond Raceway Complex
Richmond Region Tourism
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Stafford County Tourism
Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Alexandria
Visit Fairfax
Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge
Visit Williamsburg
Wytheville Convention & Visitors Bureau


Canaan Valley Resort & Conference Center
Charleston WV Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Greenbrier
Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place
Oglebay Resort & Conference Center
Snowshoe Mountain Conference Center
Stonewall Resort

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