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
  1. Hyatt Regency Atlanta  
  2. Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
  3. Atlanta Marriott Marquis
  4. Rosen Shingle Creek   
  5. Renaissance Nashville Hotel
  6. Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  7. Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
  8. The Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton  
  9. Orlando World Center Marriott  
  10. Hilton New Orleans Riverside 
  11. Sheraton Dallas
  12. Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center   
  13. Hyatt Regency New Orleans   
  14. Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion
  15. Loews Miami Beach Hotel 
  16. MGM Grand Hotel & Casino 
  17. Palmer House a Hilton Hotel 
  1. Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
  2. Hilton Orlando  
  3. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
  4. Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile   
  5. Bellagio Hotel & Casino   
  6. Grand Hyatt San Antonio 
  7. Mandalay Bay Resort   
  8. Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek  
  9. Hilton Atlanta   
  10. Hilton Chicago 
  11. Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
  12. JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
  13. Hyatt Regency O'Hare  
  14. Caesars Palace Las Vegas
  15. Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC
  16. Omni Dallas Hotel   
  17. New Orleans Marriott
  18. Hilton San Francisco Union Square
  19. The Mirage   
  1. Hyatt Regency San Francisco
  2. Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort  
  3. Hilton Austin  
  4. Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
  5. San Francisco Marriott Marquis   
  6. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
  7. Hilton Baltimore   
  8. The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
  9. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown   
  10. Boston Marriott Copley Place   
  11. Hilton Americas-Houston   
  12. Sheraton Hotel New Orleans   
  13. The Phoenician, Scottsdale   
  14. Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel  
  15. Wynn Las Vegas   
  16. InterContinental Miami
  17. JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
  18. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch  
  1. New York Marriott Marquis
  2. Omni Hotel at CNN Center   
  3. Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
  4. Hilton Minneapolis  
  5. The Westin Boston Waterfront
  6. Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  7. Hyatt Regency Denver At Colorado Conv Ct
  8. Baltimore Marriott Waterfront   
  9. Sheraton Boston Hotel   
  10. New York Hilton Midtown
  11. Grand Hyatt New York  
  12. Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina   
  13. The Westin Copley Place Boston   
  14. Eden Roc Miami Beach   
  15. JW Marriott Indianapolis   
  16. Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
  17. Washington Marriott Wardman Park  
  1. Fairmont Chicago - Millennium Park  
  2. San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter   
  3. Rosen Centre Hotel  
  4. Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
  5. Washington Hilton & Heights Executive Meeting Center
  6. Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
  7. Grand Hyatt Denver  
  8. Omni Fort Worth Hotel
  9. Hyatt Regency St Louis At The Arch
  10. Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel 
  11. The Westin St. Francis   
  12. Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, located in the Walt Disney World Resort
  13. The Broadmoor
  14. Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
  15. JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE  
  1. Hyatt Regency Miami   
  2. Mandalay Bay Resort