Nominations Are Open for the 2021 Stella Awards

Get recognized for being a star supplier in the meetings and events industry.

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Meetings and events suppliers: This is your time to shine. If your organization has stories of success to share — be they about superlative service, exceptional design, sustainability initiatives or overall excellence, we invite you to submit your nominations today for the 2021 Stella Awards. 

The Stella Awards are the industry’s highest honor, celebrating hotels, convention centers, conference centers, airlines, cruise lines, DMOs/CVBs and DMCs that consistently deliver quality service and innovation for meeting and event professionals. Awards are granted in 17 categories across six different regions worldwide. 

Now more than ever, as the industry cautiously returns to the business of face-to-face events, planners will look for destinations, venues and other partners that they can trust to provide a best-in-class experience. The Stella Awards honor those hotels and suppliers that have provided exemplary service and demonstrated unwavering support through difficult circumstances.

Finalists in each category are determined by meeting and event planners during an open voting period, and winners are chosen by an expert panel of judges selected by the editors of Northstar’s leading brands: Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News and Incentive. 

The 2020 Stella Awards winners recognized exceptional properties including The Broadmoor, Boston Park Plaza and The Venetian Resort Las Vegas; innovative boutique retreats like The Ranch 4.0; world-renowned hotel chains and lifestyle hotel brands, such as Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and Disney Meetings & Events; major meeting and event venues, such as the Orange County Convention Center and the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center; and favorite group destinations in the U.S. and abroad — from Louisville, Kentucky to storied Scotland

At Northstar Meetings Group, we celebrate Stella Awards winners all year long. Visit the 2020 Stella Awards Virtual Showcase, honoring last year's winners, as well as the people and places that make the meetings and events industry great.

Enter today to take advantage of early bird rates, ending Feb. 19, 2021. The final deadline to enter the fifth annual Stella Awards is March 19, 2021.

Click here to submit your nominations!