May 08, 2019
It's time for meeting professionals to have their say and vote for the top suppliers in the industry!
The 3rd Annual Stella Awards, presented by Northstar Meetings Group's Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings, recognizes 
organizations worldwide that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to the meetings industry. Eligible organizations include hotels, convention centers, conference centers, airlines, cruise lines, DMO/CVBs and DMCs vying for honors in 18 categories and 6 regions. The Stella Awards celebrate overall excellence, superb food & beverage, professionalism of staff, technology innovations, and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience.
With nearly 10,000 public votes received in 2018, the 2019 Stella Awards are poised for even more competitive engagement among the nominees. In fact, last year many nominees placed their Stella Award nomination front and center in their marketing efforts, garnering hundreds of votes in the process. 
To aid 2019 nominees in getting out the vote, Northstar Meetings Group provides the Nominee Promotions Toolkit, a convenient resource providing tools, copy and creative to help bring awareness to suppliers' achievements and prompt support across their website, email and social media channels. 
"Our research has proven that nothing is more influential to planners' decisions than the recommendations of their peers," noted Loren Edelstein, Vice President and Content Director for Northstar Meetings Group. "The Stella Award winners - chosen by planners for planners - carry the industry's ultimate seal of approval, distinguishing meeting suppliers that consistently provide exemplary service."  
"The suppliers seeking to be recognized as 2019 Stella Award winners are all stand-outs," said David Blansfield, Executive Vice President and Group Publisher, Northstar Meetings Group. "What separates the winners from all the others is the tremendous amount of support their nominations garner. And that level of public support -- that's what separates the Stellas from other awards in the industry."
The Stella Awards (#StellaAwards2019) are open for public voting until June 19, 2019. Awards finalists will be determined by total votes during this period. Winners will be determined by a select jury of meetings industry experts.
To support your favorite hotels and industry suppliers, vote here now!