by Bryan Darrow | June 01, 2006


If you could run any hotel,
which one would you choose?

“I would choose Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for two reasons. First, it reminds me of my other favorite hotel Ñ the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. Second, I’m such a Disney fanatic that I’d like a chance to become re-involved, having worked there briefly in college. It also doesn’t hurt that it is the best of the best Disney hotels.”

Cathy Clifton, CMP, CMM
President and Owner
C² & Company Meetings and Events
Scottsdale, Ariz.

“The hotel I would choose to run would have to be in Hawaii. I guess I’d pick the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui, because it is such a lush, green and beautiful location on top of being a well-run property with outstanding function space. It is one of those hotels that just makes people very happy.”

Karen Young
Meeting & Hotel Manager
Apple Computer
Austin, Texas

“I would have to say the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, because it is the most elaborate and, for me, most enjoyable hotel destination in Atlanta. It seems like everyone I know loves staying at the Marquis, probably because it is just so well-organized.”

Terry Holmes
Event Manager
Atlanta, Ga.