Smart Meetings magazine, the industry’s premier resource for meeting professionals, announced the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau among the winners of its eighth annual Platinum Choice awards. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in service and amenities among meeting facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Out of thousands of qualified properties and organizations, only a few met the magazine’s criteria to be honored. The Virginia Beach bureau earned this recognition by setting exemplary standards in a range of categories, including ambience, amenities, breadth of resources, facility quality, guest services, meeting space, meeting packages, recreational activities, restaurant and dining facilities, staff attitude and technical support.
Winners were chosen by Smart Meetings readers, who vote for their favorites over a two-month period, with additional input from editors and industry experts.
“Our 2011 winners set the bar high in every way, not the least of which is having staff with a positive, can-do attitude that allows them to exceed expectations across the board,” said Marin Bright, founder and publisher.
The Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau and other honorees will be celebrated in the December issue of Smart Meetings magazine and on the magazine’s website, www.smartmeetings.com.