Hospitality Champions Crowned at 3rd Annual American Group Travel Awards

Hospitality Champions Crowned at 3rd Annual American Group Travel Awards

Stars of the group travel industry came out in New York City on November 14 for the 3rd annual American Group Travel Awards. Presented by HotelPlanner, the event honors outstanding performance in the field. Awards in 23 categories were given during the evening event, which was held at the Diamond Horseshoe Theatre at the Paramount Hotel in Manhattan.

Congratulations to the 2016 American Group Travel Award Winners and Runners-up!

BEST SHOPPING EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                                            Winner: Las Vegas Premium Outlets                                                                                                                               Runner-up: Mall of America

BEST CAR RENTAL COMPANY
Winner: Hertz
Runner-up: Enterprise

BEST GROUP GROUND TRANSPORTATION                                                                                                                   Winner: SuperShuttle
Runner-up: US Coachways

BEST CITY DESTINATION
Winner: Las Vegas
Runner-up: New York City

BEST STATE/DISTRICT
Winner: Washington, D.C.
Runner-up: California

BEST BEACH DESTINATION
Winner: San Diego
Runner-up: Nassau, Bahamas

BEST AIRLINE
Winner: United Airlines
Runner-up: American Airlines

BEST OCEAN CRUISE LINE
Winner: Princess Cruises
Runner-up: Carnival Cruise Line

BEST LIVE STAGE PERFORMANCE                                                                                                                                   Winner: The Lion King
Runner-up: Hamilton

BEST THEME PARK
Winner: Disney World, Orlando
Runner-up: Universal Orlando

BEST WEDDING HOTEL
Winner: Waldorf-Astoria New York                                                                                                                                         Runner-up: The Drake Hotel, Chicago

BEST CONVENTION HOTEL
Winner: Hyatt Regency Chicago
Runner-up: Sheraton Boston Hotel

BEST CASINO HOTEL
Winner: Bellagio Las Vegas
Runner-up: Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

BEST GOLF AND SPA RESORT
Winner: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples                                                                                                               Runner-up: Streamsong Resort • Golf • Spa

BEST SPORTS TEAM TRAVEL HOTEL BRAND                                                                                                              Winner: Best Western Hotels & Resorts                                                                                                                             Runner-up: Days Inn & Suites

BEST HOTEL BRAND – LIMITED SERVICE                                                                                                                       Winner: Comfort Inn & Suites
Runner-up: Holiday Inn Express

BEST EXTENDED STAY BRAND
Winner: Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham                                                                                                                           Runner-up: Candlewood Suites

BEST HOTEL BRAND – BOUTIQUE
Winner: TRYP by Wyndham
Runner-up: W Hotels

BEST INDEPENDENT HOTEL BRAND                                                                                                                                Winner: Westgate Resorts
Runner-up: Ayres Hotels

BEST DESTINATION RESORT BRAND                                                                                                                                Winner: Iberostar Hotels & Resorts                                                                                                                                             Runner-up: Holiday Inn Club Vacations

BEST HOTEL BRAND – LUXURY
Winner: Waldorf-Astoria Hotels & Resorts                                                                                                                                Runner-up: JW Marriott

BEST HOTEL BRAND – FULL SERVICE                                                                                                                            Winner: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts                                                                                                                     Runner-up: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

BEST ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCY
Winner: Expedia
Runner-up: Priceline.com

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Stars of the group travel industry came out in New York City on November 14 for the 3rd annual American Group Travel Awards. Presented by HotelPlanner, the event honors outstanding performance in the field. Awards in 23 categories were given during the evening event, which was held at the Diamond Horseshoe Theatre at the Paramount Hotel in Manhattan.
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