2018 Stella Award Winners: Best Hotel/Resort

To be the best of the best, a property must deliver much more than a nice view and comfortable accommodations.

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To be the best of the best, a property must deliver much more than a nice view and comfortable accommodations. Stella Award-winning hotels and resorts combine a host of outstanding amenities, luxurious environs and impeccable service that far exceed attendees’ expectations and impress the most seasoned meeting planners.

Best Hotel/Resort

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Revere Hotel Boston Common

Gold Winner, Northeast

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Situated in the heart of downtown Boston, Revere Hotel Boston Common encourages guests to discover the unexpected with its private balconies, authentic New England cuisine and the most exclusive rooftop lounge in the city. The hotel has recently experienced a multimillion-dollar transformation. Updated, modern venues include a new ballroom, stylish rooftop pool and lounge and fully transformed guest rooms complete with in-room technology upgrades. The hotel boasts over 42,000 square feet of versatile and unique event spaces, including the spectacular Grand Master Ballroom.

Boston Park Plaza
Silver Winner, Northeast 

For more than 90 years, Boston Park Plaza has been a city landmark. On the heels of a $100 million renovation, the hotel shines more brightly than ever before. From an unrivaled location to a variety of flexible meeting and event spaces to comfortable guest rooms, the facilities are among the best in Boston. The hotel also offers a variety of amenities, including the new Lynx Fitness Center, which offers Boston’s only Topgolf Suite; STRIP by Strega steakhouse; Starbucks; Off the Common, a vibrant lobby lounge; and the Leica Gallery Boston.

The Trump International Hotel
Bronze Winner, Northeast 

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The only Forbes Five-Star hotel in downtown Washington D.C., the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. has distinguished itself as the city's premier luxury venue. The hotel's 38,000 square feet of meeting and event space includes original historic meeting rooms as well as the newly constructed Presidential Ballroom, the largest luxury ballroom in the city. The catering, event management, banquet and culinary teams have been recognized for their expertise and remain at the forefront of industry innovation.


Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Gold Winner, Southeast

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In the heart of the French Quarter, the award-winning Royal Sonesta New Orleans offers the best of the Big Easy all under one roof. Walking distance to world-famous attractions, the hotel has 483 newly renovated guest rooms and 36 suites and is a hub of authentic jazz and refined Southern design. With a dedicated convention services and catering team, along with lavish décor, luxurious amenities, authentic hospitality by tenured staff and a "Food is Art" philosophy, Royal Sonesta New Orleans offers myriad ways to inspire its valued guests.

The Guest House at Graceland
Silver Winner, Southeast

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In Memphis, the Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll and just steps from Graceland Mansion, The Guest House at Graceland provides groups with music, history and value. The 450 luxurious guest rooms and suites were designed with cues from Elvis' unique design style. Featuring nearly 11,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a 464-seat theater for performances and presentations, the professionals at the AAA Four-Diamond hotel and Graceland can organize entertaining teambuilding and post-meeting options that are as memorable as Elvis, himself.

Rosen Shingle Creek
Bronze Winner, Southeast

A Cvent Top 20 U.S. Meeting Hotel, Rosen Shingle Creek features everything all under one roof. Groups discover 524,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor spaces and 1,501 chic guest rooms that offer picturesque views of the resort's 255 lush acres. Uniquely set on historic Shingle Creek, this modern Spanish Revival-style hotel artfully blends the beauty of Florida's natural ambiance with the ultimate in luxury accommodations and extensive amenities, including a full-service spa, 18-hole golf course, four pools, a nature trail and sports courts.


JW Marriott Indianapolis
Gold Winner, Midwest

JW Marriott Indianapolis welcomes groups to an urban renaissance. Crafted with sophisticated design elements, contemporary ambiance, ample event space and unparalleled service, the crown jewel of the Marriott distinct destination for business and leisure travelers. Boasting 1,005 guest rooms and over 103,000 square feet of event and meeting space with 33 expansive  oors, this modern oasis is equipped with remarkable venues for events of all types.

Trump Hotel Chicago
Silver Winner, Midwest

Trump Hotel Chicago represents a new generation of luxury in hospitality.  e Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond property includes 339 luxuriously appointed guest rooms including one-, two- and three-bedroom suites with  oor-to-ceiling windows, full kitchens and 65-inch  at-screen LCD televisions. Five- xture bathrooms feature custom vanities, deep soaking tubs and in-mirror televisions.  e hotel features over 26,000 square feet of event space with three new luxurious spaces—the Bridgeview Room, Riverside Room and the Riverside Gallery. 

JW Marriott Chicago
Bronze Winner, Midwest

Located in Chicago's downtown landmark building, the JW Marriott Chicago showcases quiet and large guest rooms, each adorned with  ve- xture bathrooms and Amish furnishings. A 20,000-square-foot spa with a Hammam and  tness center—an amenity not found in most city hotels—is also on site.  e hotel features 44,000 square feet of premier event space that can be con gured to accommodate meetings of any size.  e culinary team who leads with "yes" has been recognized by Marriott in 2016 and 2017 for their unique and imaginative dining options that will please any special taste.


The Broadmoor
Gold Winner, Southwest

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The Broadmoor welcomes guests to a legendary Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort with impeccable service and distinctive amenities. Here, the spirit of the West inspires the adventurer within, providing endless opportunities to explore the picturesque mountains, streams and canyons that have inspired generations. Whether it is ziplining or horseback riding, Colorado fly fishing or an indulgent day at the spa, golfing on championship courses or fine dining, you'll find endless activities for every age in every season.

Royal Sonesta Houston
Silver Winner, Southwest

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At the gateway to the Uptown business district— home of the famed Galleria and a hub for premier shopping, dining and entertainment—the landmark, 485-room Royal Sonesta Houston is an ideal place to meet, play, work and unwind in the Bayou City. The AAA Four-Diamond property features more than 50,000 square feet of renovated function space—a modern fusion of style and substance considered one of the city's premier offerings of its kind—coupled with a team of industry veterans that are keenly aware of this market's special needs.

JW Marriott Austin

Bronze Winner, Southwest

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The JW Marriott Austin is situated in the heart of downtown Austin. Here, guests enjoy an urban resort experience and the quiet luxury of a JW Marriott hotel with 1,012 elegant guest rooms, countless amenities and a superior location near some of the best attractions and entertainment options Austin has to offer. Both business and leisure travelers alike appreciate the three on-site restaurants, OP Wine Bar, Lobby Bar, extensive state-of-the-art fitness center, EDGE Rooftop Pool Bar and Cabanas, and the brand-new Spa by JW.


The Venetian and the Palazzo
Gold Winner, Far West

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The Venetian and the Palazzo Las Vegas can fulfill every single attendee need—all in one place. The resort is the equivalent of a small city, offering not just millions of square feet of meeting space, but thousands of guest suites, dozens of restaurants and lounges, over a million square feet of shops, multiple entertainment options and a world-class spa. The fully integrated experience makes it possible for event attendees to easily conduct business, entertain clients and indulge in downtime in a variety of settings.

Carmel Valley Ranch
Silver Winner, Far West

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Carmel Valley Ranch is tucked away in Califonia's Santa Lucia Mountains. The idea of summer camp has been reinvented for corporate conferences and retreats with endless opportunities to play. Venture into the apiary to learn about the honeybees, then taste the Golden harvest at breakfast, indulge in spa treatments and wild-crafted menu items, test your fitness skills or relax poolside at three outdoor saltwater pools. The resort features more than 10,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and more than 35,000 square feet of unique outdoor function space.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Bronze Winner, Far West

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxury resort and casino in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The Cosmopolitan recently debuted newly remodeled accommodations and is the city's only resort to offer private terraces. World-class chefs, contemporary art and design and vibrant nightlife scenes capture the imagination. An eclectic mix of boutiques, a lively Pool District, 100,000 square-foot casino, 21 new luxury penthouses, private gaming salons and the serene Sahra Spa & Hammam complete the extraordinary experience.


Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
Gold Winner, International & U.S. Territories

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With a relaxed yet sophisticated ambiance,
Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort offers a spectacular experience for groups in the legendary Principality of Monaco. The four-star hotel offers 334 guest rooms and suites—75 percent with a sea view—a spectacular sandy-bottomed lagoon, a Michelin-starred restaurant, a large heated pool, fitness center and spa, as well as 15 modular function venues. The hotel is located steps from the worldrenowned Salle des Etoiles, a one-of-a-kind venue where your event can be framed under the starry sky of the French Riviera.

Atlantis, Paradise Island, The Bahamas
Silver Winner, International & U.S. Territories

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This newly updated resort—sitting atop five miles of pristine beach on Paradise Island—connects groups to the rich history, art, people, food and festivities of The Bahamas. An inspiring $1 billion expansion has transformed Atlantis into a premier worldwide destination for meetings and events. Constantly evolving, Atlantis continues to surprise and delight guests in unexpected ways with not only new flavors, designs, and sounds, but with its continuous commitment to marine conservation.

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort
Bronze Winner, International & U.S. Territories

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Ideally set along Baja Peninsula's most tranquil stretch of golden beach, the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort boasts 375 spacious and elegantly designed oceanview guest rooms with private balconies, including its hotel-within-a-hotel concept, La Vista Club rooms. The resort offers 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space for up to 1,200 guests. Recreation options include a new 7,000-square-foot spa and salon, and groups can participate in various teambuilding activities, such as cooking classes with Executive Chef Mauricio Lopez.

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