Top 100 MICE Hotels in the US

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Each year, Cvent announces its list of top meeting hotels in the US. Cvent is a cloud-based enterprise event management platform. It operates the world's largest global marketplaces for group meetings business via its Cvent Supplier Network (CSN). The CSN includes more than 218,000 hotels, resorts and special event venues in more than 175 countries.

The Top 100 Hotels for meetings include 20 Florida properties; 10 in Texas and nine in Las Vegas.

Top brands include Marriott Hotels, with 24 properties making the list.

Hilton properties also made the grade a number of times. 

The MICE segment is one of the most sought-after in the hotel industry. It's an extremely competitive business, especially in regards to large groups. MICE events traditionally bring in more revenue for hotels than leisure, FIT or individual business travel bookings.

“Hotels are aggressively competing for group business, which can be a substantial part of their revenue mix and more profitable than leisure or transient business travel,” said Bharet Malhotra, senior vice president of sales for the Cvent Supplier Network. “This year’s list has a number of changes throughout the top 100, including 18 new properties that knocked some off of last year’s list. Hotels are constantly investing in upgrades to their meeting and room space as well as their capabilities for supporting meetings and events.”

“In developing the Cvent Supplier Network, we have created a robust marketplace that serves as a funnel delivering group business in volume to the hotel industry and helping hotels with the critical first step of winning group business: creating visibility among a huge audience of event planners.”

Methodology

Here's how Cvent compiled its Top 100 list.

The company evaluated hotel properties that generated business through the Cvent Supplier Network from September 2013 through August 2014. It ranked the properties along various criteria, such as the total requests for proposals (RFPs), awarded RFPs, total room nights, awarded room nights, major metropolitan area (MMA) market share, conversion rate, and the hotel's unique profile visits in the Cvent Supplier Network.

In order to be included on the list, hotels must have more than 50,000 square feet of total meetings space and more than 10 or more meeting rooms.

The Top 100

  1. ARIA Resort & Casino – Las Vegas, NV
  2. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center – Nashville, TN
  3. The Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casinos – Las Vegas, NV
  4. Omni Nashville Hotel – Nashville, TN
  5. Hyatt Regency Chicago – Chicago, IL
  6. Hilton San Diego Bayfront – San Diego, CA
  7. Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center – Grapevine, TX
  8. Hilton Anatole – Dallas, TX
  9. Fontainebleau Miami Beach – Miami, FL
  10. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection – Las Vegas, NV
  11. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa   
  12. Hyatt Regency Orlando
  13. Hyatt Regency Atlanta  
  14. Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
  15. Atlanta Marriott Marquis
  16. Rosen Shingle Creek   
  17. Renaissance Nashville Hotel
  1. Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  2. Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
  3. The Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton  
  4. Orlando World Center Marriott  
  5. Hilton New Orleans Riverside 
  6. Sheraton Dallas
  7. Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center   
  8. Hyatt Regency New Orleans   
  9. Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion
  10. Loews Miami Beach Hotel 
  11. MGM Grand Hotel & Casino 
  12. Palmer House a Hilton Hotel 
  13. Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
  14. Hilton Orlando  
  15. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
  16. Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile   
  17. Bellagio Hotel & Casino   
  18. Grand Hyatt San Antonio 
  19. Mandalay Bay Resort   
  20. Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek  
  21. Hilton Atlanta   
  22. Hilton Chicago 
  23. Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
  24. JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
  25. Hyatt Regency O'Hare  
  26. Caesars Palace Las Vegas
  27. Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC
  1. Omni Dallas Hotel   
  2. New Orleans Marriott
  3. Hilton San Francisco Union Square
  4. The Mirage   
  5. Hyatt Regency San Francisco
  6. Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort  
  7. Hilton Austin  
  8. Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
  9. San Francisco Marriott Marquis   
  10. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
  11. Hilton Baltimore   
  12. The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
  13. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown   
  14. Boston Marriott Copley Place   
  15. Hilton Americas-Houston   
  16. Sheraton Hotel New Orleans   
  17. The Phoenician, Scottsdale   
  18. Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel  
  19. Wynn Las Vegas   
  20. InterContinental Miami
  21. JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
  22. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch  
  23. New York Marriott Marquis
  24. Omni Hotel at CNN Center   
  25. Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
  26. Hilton Minneapolis  
  27. The Westin Boston Waterfront
  28. Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  29. Hyatt Regency Denver At Colorado Conv Ct
  30. Baltimore Marriott Waterfront   
  31. Sheraton Boston Hotel   
  32. New York Hilton Midtown
  33. Grand Hyatt New York  
  34. Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina   
  35. The Westin Copley Place Boston   
  36. Eden Roc Miami Beach   
  37. JW Marriott Indianapolis   
  38. Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
  39. Washington Marriott Wardman Park  
  40. Fairmont Chicago - Millennium Park  
  41. San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter   
  42. Rosen Centre Hotel  
  43. Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
  44. Washington Hilton & Heights Executive Meeting Center
  45. Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
  46. Grand Hyatt Denver  
  47. Omni Fort Worth Hotel
  48. Hyatt Regency St Louis At The Arch
  49. Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel 
  50. The Westin St. Francis   
  51. Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, located in the Walt Disney World Resort
  52. The Broadmoor
  53. Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
  54. JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE  
  55. Hyatt Regency Miami   
  56. Mandalay Bay Resort