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2010 Platinum Choice Award Winners Chosen

One Hundred Hotels Earn Coveted Recognition

Sausalito, Calif. (October 15, 2010) – Smart Meetings magazine, the industry’s premier resource for meeting professionals, today announced the winners of its seventh annual Platinum Choice award. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in service and amenities among meeting facilities in the Western U.S., Canada and Mexico. Out of thousands of qualified properties, only 100 are chosen.
Winners earn this recognition by providing the best in ambience, amenities, facility quality, guest services, meeting space, restaurant and dining facilities, staff attitude, technical support and recreational activities. They’re chosen by our readers, who vote for their favorites over a two-month period, with additional input from our editors and industry experts.  
“This year’s winners demonstrated superior effort in a challenging economic environment, which clearly set them apart from their competition in the marketplace,” said Marin Bright, founder and publisher. 

The elite group of honorees will be celebrated in the December issue of Smart Meetings magazine and on the magazine’s website,

Smart Meetings is published monthly, in print, digitally and online, by Bright Business Media, LLC, a multimedia company based in Sausalito, Calif. BBM also hosts, an award-winning, interactive website, and produces The Smart Meeting and The Smart Mart, live events connecting meeting planners and hoteliers.


Carolyn Koenig
Editorial Director

Also See: Smart Meetings Magazine Expands; Leading Industry Resource Extends Editorial Coverage and Event Calendar / October 2010
Smart Meetings Magazine Launches Industry's Most Technologically Advanced Website; provides planners with online tools and a level of interactivity previously unseen in the industry / August 2010
Premier Meetings Magazine Launches the Smart Mart; New networking format connects planners and hoteliers / November 2009
Smart Meetings Magazine Celebrates Successful Signature Events with Launch of New Series / September 2009

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