2019 VISIONARY AWARD WINNERS

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Prevue Visionary Awards!

The Visionary Awards are given annually to acknowledge the forward-thinking destinations, hotels & resorts, cruise lines and airlines of the industry. The entire team at Prevue is honored to recognize these innovators in the meetings and incentives industry as voted on by our readership and esteemed Advisory Board. 

DESTINATIONS

2019 Winners

01

Best International CVB/DMO:

Gold: VisitBritain/VisitEngland
Silver: Aruba Tourism Authority
Silver: Tourism Australia

02

Best International Incentive Destination:

Gold: Visit Monaco
Silver: Tourism New Zealand

03

Best Northeast/Mid-Atlantic US CVB/DMO:

Gold: Destination DC
Silver: New York Convention and Visitors Bureau

04

Best Southeast US CVB/DMO:

Gold: Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Silver: Visit Orlando
Silver: Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB

05

Best Central/Midwest US CVB/DMO:

Gold: Choose Chicago
Silver: Visit Kansas City

06

Best Southwest US CVB/DMO:

Gold: Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
Gold: Visit Austin
Silver: Visit Phoenix

07

Best Western US CVB/DMO:

Gold: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Silver: Greater Palm Springs CVB
Silver: Los Angelese Tourism & Convention Board

Destinations Sponsored Content

Destinations Photos

Visit-Monaco
Visit Monaco
Meghan Pearis, Meeting and Incentive Sales & Marketing Manager with Cindy Hoddeson, Director, North America
Visit-Orlando
Visit Orlando
Mike Waterman, Chief Sales Officer with Stephanie Naegele, Vice President of Sales Operations
Visit Austin
Stephen Genovesi, Executive Vice President
Las-Vegas-Convention-and-Visitors-Authority
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Laurel Herman, Publisher/Editorial Director, Prevue with John S. Schreiber, CEM, Vice President of Business Sales

BEST HOTELS/RESORTS

2019 Winners

08

Best Hotel/Resort Experience:

Gold: Marriott International
Silver: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

09

Best Hotel/Resort Indoor Meeting & Event Space:

Gold: The Broadmoor
Silver: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
Silver: Rosen Shingle Creek

10

Best Hotel/Resort Outdoor Meeting & Event Space:

Gold: Atlantis, Paradise Island
Silver: Big Cedar Lodge, Branson
Silver: Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

11

Best Hotel/Resort Golf Resort:

Gold: Sea Island
Silver: JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
Silver: The Lodge at Torrey Pines

12

Best Hotel/Resort Sustainable/Green Meetings Experience:

Gold: Hyatt
Silver: Wynn Las Vegas

13

Best Hotel/Resort F&B Experience:

Gold: Bernardus Lodge & Spa
Silver: Post Oak Houston

14

Best Hotel/Resort Spa Resort:

Gold: Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa
Silver: Ojai Valley Inn Resort
Silver: Resort at Pelican Hill

Hotels/Resorts Sponsored Content

Hotels/Resorts Photos

Marriott-Bonvoy
Marriott Bonvoy
Amy Popper, Senior Marketing Manager, Marriott’s Convention & Resort Network at Marriott International; Glenn Stress, Senior Director of Global Marketing for Marriott International; Tammy Routh, Senior Vice President, Global Sales
The-Broadmoor
The Broadmoor
Tiffany Pisaneschi, CMP, Director of National Sales; Pepper C. Dombroski, Director of Sales; Caleb Rice, Director of Insurance & Incentive Sales
Wynn-Las-Vegas
Wynn Las Vegas
(second from left) Chris Flatt, EVP Hotel Sales & Marketing with her sales team

BEST ALL-INCLUSIVES

2019 Winners

15

Best All-Inclusive Chain Experience:

Gold: AMResorts
Gold: Sandals
Silver: Palladium

16

Best All-Inclusive Resort Property Experience:

Gold: Paradisus Playa del Carmen
Silver: Royal Hideaway Playacar (Barcelo)
Silver: Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

17

Best All-Inclusive Local F&B Experience:

Gold: Nobu Hotel Los Cabos
Silver: La Coleccion by Fiesta Americana Hotels

18

Best All-Inclusive Cultural Immersion Experience:

Gold: Hotel Xcaret Mexico
Silver: UNICO 20°N 87°W – Riviera Maya

19

Best All-Inclusive Golf Resort:

Gold: Bahia Principe Riviera Maya
Silver: Sandals Emerald Bay

20

Best All-Inclusive Spa Resort:

Gold: Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Silver: Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos
Silver: Paradisus Los Cabos

21

Best International Gaming Property Experience:

Gold: Sands Resorts Macau
Silver: Atlantis, Paradise Island

22

Best US Gaming Property Experience:

Gold: Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Silver: ARIA Resort & Casino

23

Best US Gaming Property F&B Experience:

Gold: Bellagio Hotel & Casino
Silver: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

All-inclusive Sponsored Content

All-inclusives Photos

AMResorts
AMResorts
Kristen Struys, Marketing Manager; Pamela Payne, CMP, Senior Regional Director of Groups (Central); Violeta Sales, CMP, CMM, Corporate Director of Groups (Southeast and Canada); Suzanne Lo Giudice, CMP, Regional Director of Groups (Northeast and Northeast Canada); Rachael Braccia, Event Associate; Mary Paz Ramirez, Regional Director of Groups (Midwest); [not featured: Raffaella Tasca, Regional Director of Groups (West), Sarah Lechevalier, Director of Groups Sales (Financial and Insurance, Quebec, Canada); Julie Whitted, Director of Special Group Accounts]
Fiesta-Americana
Fiesta Americana
David Manzella, Vice President of Marketing with Laurel Herman, Publisher/Editorial Director, Prevue
Grand-Velas
Grand Velas
Rodolfo Gonzalez Munguia, Managing Director, Grand Velas Riviera Maya with Laurel Herman, Publisher/Editorial Director, Prevue
Palace-Resorts
Palace Resorts
Alan Doyle, Vice President of Sales, MICE
Sands-Resorts-Macao
Sands Resorts Macao
Stephanie Tanpure, Vice President of Sales

CRUISE

2019 Winners

24

Best Ocean Cruise Line Experience:

Gold: Royal Caribbean International
Silver: Crystal Cruises

25

Best River Cruise Line Experience:

Gold: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Silver: Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
Silver: Crystal Cruises

26

Best Destination Immersion Experience:

Gold: Azamara
Silver: Celebrity Cruises
Silver: Windstar Cruises

27

Best F&B Experience:

Gold: Seabourn
Silver: Silversea

28

Best ROI at Sea:

Gold: Royal Caribbean International
Silver: Celebrity Cruises

29

Best Luxury Cruise Line Experience:

Gold: Crystal Cruises
Silver: Seabourn

30

Best Expedition Cruise (Incentive) Experience:

Gold: Celebrity Cruises
Gold: Silversea

31

Best US Airline:

Gold: Delta Air Lines
Silver: United Airlines

Cruise Sponsored Content

Cruise Photos

Scenic
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
Laurel Herman, Publisher/Editorial Director, Prevue with Joelle Davis, Vice President, Brand Management
Seabourn
Seabourn Cruises
Tanya Barnette, Director, Strategic Key Accounts, Charter & Incentives Sales; Pierre Van Breda, Deputy Director, Global Charter & Incentive and Group Sales
Delta-Air-Lines
Delta Air Lines
Laurel Herman, Publisher/Editorial Director, Prevue with Jimmy Romo, General Manager, Specialty Sales

CONVENTION CENTERS

2019 Winners

32

Best International Convention Center:

Gold: Barcelona Convention Centre
Silver: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

33

Best Northeast/Mid-Atlantic US Convention Center:

Gold: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Silver: Virginia Beach Convention Center

34

Best Southeast US Convention Center:

Gold: Georgia International Convention Center (Atlanta)
Silver: Miami Beach Convention Center
Silver: Orange County Convention Center

35

Best Central/Midwest US Convention Center:

Gold: McCormick Place
Silver: Indiana Convention Center (Indianapolis)

36

Best Southwest US Convention Center:

Gold: Austin Convention Center
Silver: Colorado Convention Center (Denver)

37

Best Western US Convention Center:

Gold: Sands Expo & Convention Center
Silver: San Diego Convention Center
Silver: Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center

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