Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced For 2015

Award button QuarkThe Results are in for ConventionSouth’s Annual Reader’s Choice Awards. 

After more than 5,000 readers and fans voted, this is our elite list of the top 180 meeting sites and destinations in the South.

Congratulations to our winners and remember to look for them within our 2015 December Annual Awards Issue.

Following are state-by-state 2015 Reader’s Choice Award Winners


The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa

The Caribe Resort

The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa

Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa @ the Convention Center

Westin Birmingham

Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Atmore


The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa

Conway CVB

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Fort Smith Convention & Visitors Bureau

Hot Springs Convention Center

Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau


B Resort in Walt Disney World

Bellasera Hotel

Caribe Royale Orlando All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center

DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa

DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Key Resort – Key West

Embassy Suites Orlando – Lake Buena Vista South

Emerald Coast Convention Center

Epicurean Hotel

Experience Kissimmee (Kissimmee CVB)

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Hollywood Beach Marriott

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa

La Playa Beach & Golf Resort

Ocala/Marion County Visitors & Convention Bureau

Orange County Convention Center

Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Rosen Shingle Creek

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

The Pearl

Visit Orlando

Visit South Walton

Visit Tampa Bay

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort

WaterColor Inn & Resort


Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Augusta Marriott At The Convention Center

Callaway Gardens Resort

Cartersville – Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Classic Center

Cobb Galleria Centre

Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center

Dalton Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Ellis Hotel

Georgia International Convention Center

Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau

Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center

Infinite Energy Center

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

Macon – Bibb County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Meet College Park, Georgia

Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau

Richmond Hill City Center

Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta

Valdosta-Lowndes Conference Center & Tourism Authority

Visit Savannah


Embassy Suites Hotel RiverCenter

Hyatt Regency Lexington

Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Louisville Marriott Downtown

Morehead Conference Center

Mt. Sterling/ Montgomery County Tourism

Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau

Owensboro – Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Owensboro Convention Center



Bourbon Orleans Hotel – of the New Orleans Hotel Collection

Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau

Houma Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau-Kenner

L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles

Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission

Monroe/West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau

Northshore Harbor Center

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

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Visit Baton Rouge


Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa

Garrett County Chamber of Commerce

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort

Montgomery County CVB

Visit Howard County


Branson Convention Center

Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB

St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission

The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center


Hard Rock Casino Biloxi

Hilton Jackson

Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau

Lake Terrace Convention Center

MSU Riley Center

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

Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau

Visit Meridian

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast

Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau


Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park

Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Greensboro Marriott Downtown

High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

The Omni Grove Park Inn

Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB

Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront

Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center

Visit Winston-Salem


Cox Business Center

Cox Convention Center

Muskogee Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau

Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel & Spa

Visit Stillwater


BMW Performance Center

Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

Florence Civic Center

Francis Marion Hotel

Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau

Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Spartanburg Marriott

Springmaid Beach Resort and Conference Center



Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau

Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum

Gatlinburg Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Hilton Knoxville

Memphis Cook Convention Center

Rutherford County Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Lodge at Buckberry Creek

The Park Vista a DoubleTree by Hilton

The Peabody Memphis

Visit Knoxville


The Adolphus

Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council

AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center

Austin Convention Center

Explore Victoria

Ford Park

Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau

Galveston Island CVB

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Hilton Austin

Hotel Galvez and Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa

La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa

McAllen Convention Center

Mesquite Convention & Visitors Bureau

Omni Corpus Christi Hotel

Plano Centre

San Angelo Convention & Visitors Bureau

San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Tremont House – A Wyndham Grand Hotel

Visit Plano

Waco Convention Center


Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau

Chesapeake Convention & Visitors Bureau


The Founders Inn & Spa

Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Oceanaire Resort Hotel

Richmond Raceway Complex

Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau

Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center

Visit Fairfax

Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront


Charleston Marriott Town Center

Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau

Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Summersville Arena & Conference Center

Waterfront Place Hotel

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