Northstar Meetings Group and its leading brands, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings, have announced the winners of the 2nd Annual Stella Awards.
Nearly 10,000 votes were cast from around the world for the 532 destinations, hotels and service providers nominated in 18 categories in six regions in the United States and worldwide. To be a Stella winner indicates that a provider's product is the best of the best, a shining star in the meetings industry.
Below are the Best DMCs in the United States and abroad.
Meeting planners have a lot on their plate, which is why destination management companies prove invaluable when it comes to saving time and money. DMCs are destination experts who boast a comprehensive range of services and local connections. These Stella-Award winning DMCs serve as an extension of the planner's team and offer insights and assistance from start to finish -- with everything from venue selections to local transportation to restaurants and entertainment. Whether it's a citywide convention or an intimate incentive, these DMCs offer value through preferential services, on-the-ground support and logistical expertise.
To see a complete showcase of Stella Award winners, head here.
BEST DMC, FAR WEST. We create experiences built on moments. The moments you talk about weeks later. Moments that transform your staff into a team. We know the value of these moments. Moments matter. PRA creates destination experiences for meetings, incentives and events that move hearts, minds and businesses forward to deliver unforgettable moments. For more than four decades, PRA has been creating unmatched local destination experiences for corporate meetings, incentive trips and business events in over 150 markets in North America.
BEST DMC, SOUTHWEST. The Destination Manager is a full-service, boutique DMC specializing in Arizona destination planning needs. Locally-based + seasoned with Southwest knowledge, The Destination Manager has spent its 19 years unveiling authentic Arizona experiences that delight the senses and invigorate the mind. With all-female team of 18 event planners, the company emphasizes its exceptional service standards + event design capabilities. With 4 classically-trained interior designers on-staff, the company's design dexterity has redefined corporate events in AZ.
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