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2013 Readers' Choice Awards


Congratulations to The following 2013 Readers' Choice Award recipients. This elite class of meeting sites represent
some of the best meeting sites in the south as were nominated & voted on by ConventionSouth readers and fans. ConventionSouth is honored to recognize the following meeting suppliers for their high standard of professionalism & quality service.





Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center
Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National
Caribe, The Resort Orange Beach
Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa, Point Clear
Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism
Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach
Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Commission

The Westin Huntsville


The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, Hot Springs
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville
Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas Hotel, Spa & Convention Center, Rogers
Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Hot Springs


Bay Point Wyndham Resort, Panama City Beach
DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Myers Beach
Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau Inc., Fort Walton Beach
Emerald Coast Convention Center, Fort Walton Beach
Experience Kissimmee (Kissimmee CVB)
Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism, Cocoa Village
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa 
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Ocean Center Convention Entertainment Complex, Daytona Beach
Pensacola Bay Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center, St. Pete Beach
St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Florida
Tampa Bay & Company
TradeWinds Island Grand, St. Pete Beach
Visit Jacksonville & The Beaches
Visit South Walton Santa Rosa Beach
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek 


Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau
Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau
Atlanta Braves Turner Field
Augusta Marriott At The Convention Center
Callaway Gardens Resort, Pine Mountain
Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta
Cobb Travel & Tourism, Atlanta
Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center
Dalton Convention & Visitors Bureau
Explore Gwinnett, Duluth
Gwinnett Center, Duluth
Hilton/Atlanta Marietta Hotel & Conference Center
Hyatt Regency Atlanta 
James H. Rainwater Conference Center, Valdosta
Jekyll Island Convention Center 
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St. Simons Island

Macon - Bibb County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism
University of Georgia Hotel and Conference Center, Athens
Visit Savannah


Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa, Lexington
Hyatt Regency Lexington
Hyatt Regency Louisville 
Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau, Covington
Seelbach Hilton - Louisville’s Grand Destination Experience


The Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orleans
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau-Kenner, New Orleans
L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles
Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission
Monroe/West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau
Northshore Harbor Center, Slidell
Paragon Casino Resort & Conference Center, Marksville
Shreveport Convention Center  
Visit Baton Rouge CVB


DoubleTree by Hilton Annapolis
Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, National Harbor
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Cambridge
Ocean City, Maryland Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Baltimore


Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi
Hilton Jackson
Jackson Convention Complex
Lake Terrace Convention Center, Hattiesburg
MSU Riley Center, Meridian 


Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Great Wolf Lodge - Concord
Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau 
Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB 
Raleigh Convention Center
Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center, Sunset Beach
Visit Winston-Salem
William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, Chapel Hill


Cox Business Center, Tulsa
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, Catoosa
NCED Conference Center & Hotel, Norman
Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel & Spa  


Baxter M. Hood Center at York Technical College
Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Clemson University Conference Center & Inn
Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport & Convention Center North
Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau 
Midlands Authority Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center 
Myrtle Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club
Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Visit Greenville SC


Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau
Gatlinburg Convention Center 
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center Nashville 
MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center, Kingsport
The Park Vista, a DoubleTree by Hilton, Gatlinburg
The Peabody Memphis

Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism 
Rutherford County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Murfreesboro
Visit Knoxville - Knoxville Convention & Visitors Bureau 


Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Amarillo Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitor Council 
American Airlines Training & Conference Center, Fort Worth
Austin Convention Center
Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Embassy Suites Dallas - Frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa 
Emily Morgan Hotel, San Antonio
Ford Park, Beaumont
Grand Hyatt DFW 
Hilton Palacio Del Rio, San Antonio
Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion 
Laredo Convention & Visitors Bureau 
McAllen Convention Center 
Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Odessa Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Plano Convention & Visitors Bureau 
The Tremont House - A Wyndham Grand Hotel, Galveston
Visit Lubbock, the Convention & Visitors Bureau 

The Westin Galleria Dallas 
The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau  


Chesapeake Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Colonial Williamsburg Resort Collection 
Discover Lynchburg 
Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, Newport News
Greater Richmond Convention Center 
Hampton Roads Convention Center 
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, Blacksburg

Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association, Leesburg  
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Visit Norfolk


The Blennerhassett, Parkersburg

Charleston WV Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lewisburg
Summersville Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Waterfront Place Hotel, Morgantown


Aruba Convention Bureau
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
Bermuda Department of Tourism
Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach, Mexico
Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic
Palace Resorts
Paradisus Palma Real, Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico Convention Bureau
US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism
Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba 

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