by Josh Lieberman & Alison Golub | December 11, 2017
Northstar Meetings Group is proud to present the winners of our inaugural Stella Awards, which recognize organizations worldwide that deliver the greatest possible service to meetings and events professionals. The awards celebrate critical aspects of the event experience across 18 different categories among six regions, including food and beverage, professionalism of staff, technology innovations, green initiatives, and more.
We will feature a weekly showcase of 2017 Stella Award winners from each category. This week we showcase the Best Overall Boutique/Lifestyle Hotel Brand winner, which stood out to the expert panel of judges overseen by the editors of Northstar Meetings Group's leading brands, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings. Finalists in each category were determined by industry professionals during an open voting period; you can view all winners and finalists here.
As we congratulate and celebrate our 2017 winners, nominations have opened for the 2018 Stella Awards. We invite you to nominate deserving industry suppliers to be considered for next year's honors. Stay tuned for open voting in the coming months.

Break out of the standard hotel monotony by hosting events in trendy and design-driven boutique hotels. The world's most popular boutique hotel brands and lifestyle chains offer a bevy of unique properties in ultra-desirable locations across the globe. Find your sense of place with this Stella Award-winning boutique hotel brand, which caters to more intimate group experiences with local design, food and cultural offerings.
Canopy by Hilton

Winner, Best Overall Boutique/Lifestyle Hotel Brand
Launched in 2014, Canopy by Hilton redefined the lifestyle category by creating a more accessible lifestyle brand. Canopy by Hilton goes back to the basics of hospitality: offering guests simple service at their pace; thoughtfully-local choices that make sense; and comfortable, well-designed spaces where guests feel at home. Canopy focuses on what's important: the simple details that are always a step beyond what guests expect.