2022 Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

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

After more than 8,500 readers and fans voted, this is our elite list of the top 416 meeting sites and destinations in the South.

Congratulations to our winners and remember to look for them within our 2022 December Annual Awards Issue.

State-by-State 2022 Readers’ Choice Award Winners


Alabama Music Hall of Fame
Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center
Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
Birmingham Marriott
Caribe Resort
Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa
Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau
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
Marshall County Tourism & Sports
Perdido Beach Resort
Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel
Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa @ the Convention Center
Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Commission
Visit Mobile
Von Braun Center
Westin Birmingham


The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa
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
Hilton Garden Inn Little Rock Downtown
Hotel Hot Springs
Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
Simmons Bank Arena
Visit Bentonville
Visit Hot Springs
Visit Rogers


AC Hotel Orlando Downtown
The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel
The Boca Raton
Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Caribe Royale Orlando
Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center
Discover The Palm Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau
Disney Meetings & Events
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
The Don CeSar
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
Eau Palm Beach
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort
Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau
Experience Kissimmee
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
The Gates South Beach
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Hilton Clearwater Beach
Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
Hilton Ocala
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
Hyatt Regency Orlando
JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, Noble House
Miami Beach Convention Center
Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau
Opal Sands Resort
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando World Center Marriott
The Pearl Hotel
Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Noble House
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
RP Funding Center
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center
Sole Miami, A Noble House Resort
Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Florida’s Historic Coast
TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Visit Jacksonville & The Beaches
Visit Orlando
Visit Panama City Beach
Visit Pensacola
Visit Sarasota County
Visit South Walton
Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater
Visit Tampa Bay
Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek


Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Augusta Marriott At The Convention Center
Awesome Alpharetta
Barnsley Resort
Callaway Gardens Resort
Chateau Elan
The Classic Center
Cobb Travel & Tourism
Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau
Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center
Columbus Marriott
Dalton Convention & Visitors Bureau
Emory Conference Center Hotel
The Fox Theatre
Gas South District
Georgia International Convention Center
Jekyll Island Convention Center
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Loews Atlanta Hotel
Rainwater Conference Center
Richmond Hill City Center
Savannah Convention Center
Savannah Marriott Riverfront
Sea Island
Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
Visit Savannah
The Westin Jekyll Island
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa


Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Brown Hotel
Churchill Downs
Galt House Hotel
Kentucky Department of Tourism
Kentucky International Convention Center
Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Louisville Marriott Downtown
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
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau
DoubleTree Hotel New Orleans
The Harbor Center
Harrah’s New Orleans Casino
Higgins Hotel & Conference Center, Curio Collection by Hilton
Hotel Monteleone
Houma Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
InterContinental New Orleans
Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau
Jung Hotel & Residences of the New Orleans Hotel Collection
L’Auberge Casino & Resort Lake Charles
Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission
Louisiana Northshore/St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission
Monroe/West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau
Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
New Orleans & Company
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
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
The Troubadour, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton, New Orleans
Virgin Hotels New Orleans
Visit Baton Rouge
Visit Kenner
Vist Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Westin New Orleans Canal Place


Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, Autograph Collection
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa
Dunes Manor
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Grand Hotel & Spa
Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront Suites
Holiday Inn Oceanfront Hotel
MGM National Harbor
National Aquarium
Ocean City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
Roland E. Powell Convention Center
Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
Visit Baltimore
Visit Frederick
Visit Howard County


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
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
The Keeter Center – College of the Ozarks
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
Golden Nugget Casino Hotel Biloxi
GRAMMY Museum Mississippi
Hard Rock Casino Biloxi
Harrah’s Gulf Coast
Mississippi Aquarium
Natchez Convention Center
Palace Casino Resort
Pearl River Resort, Including Silver Star & Golden Moon Hotel & Casino
Starkville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Cleveland MS
Visit Columbus
Visit Jackson
Visit Oxford


Aloft Wilmington at Coastline Center
Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Benton Convention Center
The Carolina Inn
Charles Mack Citizen Center
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
High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hilton Charlotte Uptown
Hotel Ballast, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
JW Marriott Charlotte
The Maxwell Center
Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB
Raleigh Marriott City Center Hotel
Rocky Mount Event Center
The Umstead Hotel & Spa
Visit New Bern
Visit Winston-Salem
Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau
Wilmington Convention Center


Ardmore Convention Center
Ardmore Tourism Authority
Choctaw Casino & Resort- Durant
Cox Business Convention Center (CBCC)
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Oklahoma City Convention Center
Science Museum Oklahoma
The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
Tulsa Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Broken Arrow
Visit Stillwater
Wyndham Grand Downtown Oklahoma City


AC Hotel by Marriott Greenville
BMW Performance Center
Experience Columbia SC
Florence Center
Florence Convention & Visitors Bureau
Francis Marion Hotel
Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort
Greenville Convention Center
Hilton Garden Inn Spartanburg & 1881 Event Hall
Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort
Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort
Hotel Florence
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.
Tides Folly Beach Oceanfront
Visit Beaufort
Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
Wild Dunes Resort


Big Cypress Lodge
Chattanooga Convention Center
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
Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis
Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville
JW Marriott Nashville
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg
Memphis Tourism
Memphis’ Renasant Convention Center
Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation
Omni Nashville Hotel
The Peabody Memphis
Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism
The Read House
Rutherford County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sevierville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sevierville Convention Center
Sheraton Music City Hotel
Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority
Visit Franklin
Visit WILCO, Wilson County Convention & Visitors Bureau


Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council
Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau
AT&T Hotel & Conference Center
Austin Convention Center
Austin Marriott Downtown
Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau
Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Dallas World Aquarium
Discover Denton
The Driskill Hotel
The Fairmont Dallas
Fredericksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau
Galveston Island CVB
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Grand Galvez
Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hilton Americas Houston
Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
Hotel ZaZa Houston Memorial City
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
Kerrville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Live! by Loews Arlington
Margaritaville Lake Resort
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
Omni La Mansión del Rio Hotel
Overton Hotel & Conference Center
Plano Event Center
The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston
Royal Sonesta Houston
Royal Sonesta Stephen F. Austin Hotel
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Sonesta Bee Cave Austin
South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio
Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center
The Tremont House – A Wyndham Grand Hotel
Visit Austin
Visit Conroe
Visit Fort Worth
Visit Plano
Visit San Antonio
Visit The Woodlands
Visit Tyler
Westin Dallas Park Central
The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa
The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
The Woodlands Resort


Colonial Williamsburg Resorts
Destination DC
Doubletree Hotel Washington, DC
The Fairmont Washington, DC
Grand Hyatt Washington, DC
Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau
Hampton Roads Convention Center
Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
Hyatt Regency Dulles
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
JW Marriott Washington DC
Massanutten Resort
Newport News Tourism
Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel & Waterside Convention Center
The Omni Homestead
Omni Richmond Hotel
Richmond Marriott Downtown
Salamander Resort & Spa
Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Alexandria
Visit Fairfax
Visit Williamsburg


Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center
Charleston WV 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
Visit Mountaineer Country CVB

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