• Anaheim Marriott wins Four Stella Awards in 2018, breaking California Record

     
    POSTED December 10, 2018
     

As of early November, Anaheim Marriott is the first hotel in California to win four Stella Awards. Andy Lakefish, the hotel’s director of sales and marketing, announced that Anaheim Marriott was recognized in the following categories:

  • Gold Award - Best On-Site Tech/WiFi - Far West
  • Silver Award - Best Food & Beverage - Far West
  • Silver Award - Best Green Initiative - Far West
  • Silver Award - Best On-Site Staff - Far West

The Stella Awards honor hotels and other hospitality spaces and services that provide meeting professionals with consistent high-quality business. The awards are presented by Northstar Meetings group and selected by a panel of judges managed by Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings.

Anaheim Marriot’s 169,662 square feet of flexible meeting space includes 23 event rooms and 44 breakout rooms. The 25,410-square-foot Platinum Ballroom can accommodate up to 3,585 guests for a reception.

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.

 

Los Angeles had a record-breaking year for visitor spending and economic impact in 2018. With visitor spending up $1.2 billion since 2017 (5 percent increase) and economic impact up $1.7 billion (4.9 percent increase), this year was the eighth consecutive year of growth in visitation, spending and impact.

 

PCMA will be offering networking opportunities and education sessions for professionals at the 2019 EduCon on June 25-28 in Los Angeles. EduCon provides a more focused and practical approach to learning in smaller-scale, collaborative education sessions, allowing more than 800 business events professionals to network and learn more about the industry.