by Josh Lieberman & Alison Golub | November 20, 2017
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 Overall Hotel Chain. Below is just a sampling of the Best Overall Hotel Chain winners and finalists 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.

Loyalty to hotel chains are born from an unwavering consistency in quality accommodations, customer service, aesthetics and amenities. No matter where in the world a group lands, they can rest assured that a property in their desired chain will deliver the facilitates and services they have come to expect, and exceed their imaginations when it comes to their events. These Stella Award-winning hotel brands are committed to delivering the best and most reliable meetings experience, whether the event is close to home or halfway around the world.

AM Resorts

AMResorts is one of the fastest-growing providers of sales, marketing and brand management services to six individually unique resort brands, including Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets, Breathless, Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas. With 52 properties located throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, AMResorts raises all-inclusive to a new level of luxury with its signature Endless Privileges, Unlimited-Luxury and Unlimited-Fun concepts.
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts


Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is Hilton's iconic luxury brand of 25 landmark hotels located and developing in the world's most sought-after destinations, offering timeless luxury and signature True Waldorf Service. Following its commitment to deliver unparalleled experiences, Waldorf Astoria launched a variety of heritage programs, including Taste of Waldorf Astoria, a global culinary competition, and Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences, allowing guests to test drive the latest supercars.

Learn more about the Stella Awards nominations, voting and winners here.