• The Westin Riverfront Receives 2019 Smart Meetings Smart Stars Award

     
    POSTED June 27, 2019
     

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon, Vail Valley is honored with a 2019 Smart Stars Award from Smart Meetings magazine as a Best Mountain/Ski Hotel.

Smart Meetings is now in its eighth year of recognizing hotels, resorts, cruise lines and convention centers through its Smart Stars Awards. The awards platform is based upon the choices of meeting professionals from 35 premier categories as they hand select the best properties across North America.

The Westin Riverfront relishes the award as well as its new Game Creek Boardroom. The new boardroom features mountain views and comfortably hosts up to 40 people. The Game Creek Boardroom adds to the property’s portfolio that includes the 4,000-square-foot Riverside Ballroom, 7,500 square feet of meeting and banquet space and the outdoor banquet terrace which expands 3,500 square feet.

The AAA Four Diamond property proves its dedication to wellness with its new Wellness Break programs. The Westin Riverfront invites meeting attendees to take advantage of its Sound Therapy Session or the Group Stretching Session. These two offerings allow groups to de-stress and unwind. In order to restore the body’s natural frequencies, the Sound Therapy Session features Himalayan singing bowls and light meditation. The Group Stretching Session gets meeting attendees moving with professional trainer led stretching that helps improve posture, productivity and relaxation.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is undergoing renovations to be completed by September. The Five Diamond AAA resort is renovating 458 standard guest rooms and 20 luxury suites as well as the Princess Pool, which is recognized as one of the Top Ten Pools in America by reader polls in USA Today and other national publications.

 

An hour drive from Yellowstone National Park, The Wilson Hotel Big Sky Residence Inn has recently become the first major hotel in Big Sky, Montana.  

Named after Wilson Peak—one of the most prominent peaks overlooking Big Sky—this hotel has 129 rooms, a 24-hour fitness center, a shuttle service to nearby ski lifts, on-site bike rentals, and 3,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate up to 190 people.  

 

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.