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Planners' Poll: With Doral Out, Where Should the G7 Be Held?

We're asking you to offer suggestions for an ideal venue for a major international event.

The Hotel du Palais Biarritz, site of this year's G7 Summit
The Hotel du Palais Biarritz, site of this year's G7 Summit Photo Credit:Hyatt

Who Makes the Final Decision?
Each year, the G7 Summit is hosted by the president of the Group of Seven leaders for that year. In 2020, the Summit is being hosted by the United States. Presidency is determined on a rotating basis; generally, each country hosts once every seven years. The last time the U.S. hosted the event was in 2012. President Barack Obama held it at the government-owned property Camp David in Catoctin Mountain Park in Frederick County, Md.

Who would have thought that venue selection would be front-page news? President Trump’s decision to host the Group of 7 summit at his own Trump National Doral luxury golf resort near Miami quickly drew bipartisan criticism and erupted into a political crisis. The heat caused the president to reverse his decision and the administration has returned to the drawing board to decide on a less controversial venue for the gathering of world leaders from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Germany, Italy and Japan. The administration has mentioned Camp David as a possibility, but has been tight-lipped about which other properties are being considered.

Where do you think the event should be held? Choose from one of the following or write in your winner. For criteria, we looked at the types of properties that have previously hosted the G7, and have chosen options that are within 50 miles of an international airport, have a wealth of meeting spaces and suites fit for heads of state, offer a high level of security and have hosted high-level events in the past.