by Josh Lieberman & Alison Golub | January 22, 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 On-Site Tech/WiFi. Below is just a sampling of the Best On-Site Tech/WiFi 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.
 
Best On-Site Tech/WiFi
 
Savvy meeting planners are adopting new technologies and methods to make their events more effective. To assist them, hotels and resorts are rapidly boosting their tech tools, including virtual and hybrid meetings technology, smart guest-room features, lighting-fast Internet and even chatbots. Look to these Stella Award-winning properties for the latest and greatest in technology offerings sure to make a major impact on your next event.
 
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Winner, Best On-Site Tech/WiFi (Far West)
 
With one-of-a-kind private terraces, breathtaking views and nearly 200,000 square feet of meeting space, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is adding new and exciting dimensions to the meeting experience. Flexible space accommodates groups of from 10 to 2,500, with strategically placed elevators giving guests easy access to their rooms. From intimate gatherings to large receptions, The Cosmopolitan designs each event around a planner's needs.
 
Hilton Orlando

Winner, Best On-Site Tech/WiFi (Southeast)
 
The Hilton Orlando, connected via covered walkway to the Orange County Convention Center, is best known for its unique event and meetings offerings, from on-site food trucks to live-action circuses. With the newest WiFi upgrades and an XpoNet support team available on-property, the hotel serves up high-density Internet service throughout all meeting spaces.
 
Hilton Waikoloa Village

Winner, Best On-Site Tech/WiFi (Far West)
 
Hilton Waikoloa Village boasts the most flexible meeting space in the outer islands of Hawaii, with more than 235,000 square-feet of inspiring meeting, convention and outdoor function space and stunning outdoor venues. A dedicated service team defines the meaning of "aloha" and offers on-site Internet support with enterprise-class connections.
 
 Learn more about the Stella Awards nominations, voting and winners here.