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Fac i l i t i e s & D e s t i n at i o n s

PRISM Prime Site Meeting H ot e l Awa r d 2017

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ongratulations to our 2017 F&D Prime Site Meeting (PRISM) Hotel Award winners. Our readers selected 76 properties, both domestic and international, as exceptional lodging choices for corporate and association meetings. The U.S. hotel industry has been performing quite well, according to STR. The hotel data company indicated that all of the key metrics — including occupancy, average daily rate, RevPAR, etc. — exhibited growth at the end of 2016. Most recently, STR reported that in a year-over-year comparison with the week of March 6-12, occupancy rose 0.8 percent to 67.4 percent, ADR rose 3.9 percent to $128.61, and RevPAR rose 4.8 percent to $86.72. While there are some down markets, these figures are certainly signs of a healthy hotel industry. And few hotels achieve optimum performance without catering to meeting groups in addition to the business and leisure traveler. That requires numerous features and services, from the quality of the meeting space to the quality of the convention staff. Our PRISM Award winners excel in these key areas, as evidenced by the nominations they received from our readership of meetings industry professionals.

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F&D readers nominated hotels and resorts based on numerous criteria:

and • Attractiveness functionality capabilities • Technological of staff • Quality and convention

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services Food & beverage/catering Lighting Acoustics Climate control Proximity to airport and other transportation Guestroom amenities Front-desk operations Setups and breakdowns Room décor Quality/size of ballroom Special packages Spa Nearby attractions

Look for ballots for the 2018 F&D PRISM Hotel Awards in our Spring, Summer and Fall issues. Winners will be announced in the 2017-2018 Winter issue. Facilities & destinations 2016-2017 winter

Facilities & Destinations - Winter 2016-2017  

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