Northstar Meetings Group Reveals 2017 Stella Award Winners and Finalists, Celebrating Excellence in Meetings and Business Events

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Northstar Meetings Group revealed the recipients of its 2017 Stella Awards, recognizing 85 winners and 133 finalists -- organizations from around the globe that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals. The list of winners, finalists and their profiles can be found at

Stella honorees were recognized in various categories and regions in the United States and worldwide and exemplify excellence in the meetings and business events industry, including the very best hotels, convention centers, conference centers, convention and visitor bureaus, destination marketing organizations, destination management companies, airlines and cruise lines.

"Congratulations to the winners and finalists of Northstar's 2017 Stella Awards," said David Blansfield, executive vice president and group publisher of Northstar Meetings Group. "Being acknowledged with a Stella Award is a seal of excellence, signifying the hotel or supplier delivers an exceptional meetings experience."

Lori Cioffi, senior vice president and chief content director for Northstar Meetings Group, said, "Planners can refer with confidence to the Stella Awards list when choosing services and locations for their upcoming meetings. These honorees are standouts and all have demonstrated their commitment to helping planners pull off a flawless event."

The Stella Awards spotlight hotels and suppliers that have achieved excellence in areas such as: food and beverage; professionalism of staff; technology innovations; renovations; green initiatives; and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience. After nominations closed in May 2017, finalists in each category were determined by meeting planners during an open voting period. Winners were then selected by an expert panel of judges overseen by the editors of Northstar Meetings Group's leading brands, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings.

To discover this year's Stella Award winners or to learn more about the awards program, please visit In addition, all Stella Award winners and finalists are featured in a special supplement in the November issues of Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings.

To nominate your organization for a 2018 Stella Award, visit the website and submit your entry by May 25, 2018. Organizations must enter to be eligible, and may submit nominations in any relevant categories.