by Josh Lieberman & Alison Golub | March 20, 2018
Northstar Meetings Group is proud to present the winners of our inaugural Stella Awards, which recognize organizations worldwide that deliver the greatest possible service to meetings and events professionals. The awards celebrate critical aspects of the event experience across 18 different categories among six regions, including food and beverage, professionalism of staff, technology innovations, green initiatives and more.
We will feature a weekly showcase of 2017 Stella Award winners from each category. This week we showcase the Best Gaming Property. Below is just a sampling of the Best Gaming Property winners that stood out to the expert panel of judges overseen by the editors of Northstar Meetings Group's leading brands, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings. Finalists in each category were determined by industry professionals during an open voting period; you can view all winners and finalists here.
As we congratulate and celebrate our 2017 winners, nominations have opened for the 2018 Stella Awards. We invite you to nominate deserving industry suppliers to be considered for next year's honors. Stay tuned for open voting in the coming months.

Thrilling casinos, big-name entertainment, upscale dining choices and high-tech event spaces: Gaming properties are upping the ante to attract meeting groups from coast to coast. Boasting a superior value proposition, today's gaming resorts offer a bevy of built-in, round-the-clock amenities that appeal to both gamers and non-gamblers alike. Check out these Stella Award-recognized gaming destinations for your best bet on event success. 
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Winner, Best Gaming Property (Northeast)

Situated in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is consistently recognized in the travel industry for superior customer service, luxurious accommodations, four-season amenities and as a first-class meetings destination. 
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

Best Gaming Property (Southeast)

The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, located on Mississippi's charming Gulf Coast, is an AAA Four Diamond Resort offering 50,000 square feet of meeting space that can host groups as large as 1,800 people. Guests enjoy an 85,000-square-foot gaming area, dining options on par with the world's finest resorts, a Tom Fazio-designed golf course and a 1,500-seat theater with big-name entertainment.   
Learn more about the Stella Awards nominations, voting and winners here.