Convention South Magazine

ConventionSouth’s Prestigious Annual New & Renovated Meeting Sites -Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

GULF SHORES, Ala. (Nov. 14, 2011)—ConventionSouth, the national multi-media magazine for planning events in the South, announced today the 2011 class of New & Renovated Meeting Sites – Readers’ Choice Award winners.

After more than a decade of recognizing some of the most talented meeting professionals in the nation through its annual “Meeting Professionals To Watch” designation, ConventionSouth is honored to release this list of award winners, which will be published in the December 2011 issue.

Meeting professionals and event planners were asked to name the top new or recently renovated convention centers, conference centers, hotels, resorts and other meeting sites that they believe offer outstanding offerings and amenities to attendees and groups. Nominations were received from readers throughout the year and the top picks were selected via online voting. “Due to the power of social media and online voting capabilities, we received an overwhelming response from readers this year, which allowed ConventionSouth to honor 23 hotels and venues with a 2011 New & Renovated Meeting Site – Readers’ Choice Award,” said Marlane Bundock, multi-media editor. “Out of the hundreds of new or recently renovated meeting sites found throughout 14 states in the South, these award-winners represent a prestigious class that meeting and event planners—our readers—deem worthy of recognition.”

ConventionSouth Publisher J. Talty O’Connor added, “The value in receiving this recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who book events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have determined that the recipients of ConventionSouth’s New & Renovated Meeting Sites – Readers’ Choice Awards do indeed display the commitment to excellence and outstanding customer service they require. It is an honor to announce that these sites are selected by meeting and event planners as some of the best in the South.”

Distributed nationally, ConventionSouth, a multi-media meetings resource of Covey Communications Corp., is read by a national audience of more than 18,000 meeting professionals. Covey Communications Corp. has been a leader in publishing nationally and internationally circulated market-specific magazines for 29 years. Among its other magazines are SportsEvents, Condo Owner and Crossties. Covey Communications Corp. is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., with additional offices located in Tampa, Fla., and Waco, Texas.

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