August 20, 2019
By Hannah Prince

Cvent released its 2018 lists for the Top Meeting Hotels, and the U.S. rankings have a familiar name at No. 1: The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville tops the list for the second consecutive year.

“Being recognized as the highest-ranking hotel two years in a row is a testament to our incredibly talented team,” said John Adams, the resort’s general manager. “Their drive and passion for providing memorable experiences has cemented Nashville’s status as a meeting destination.”

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Another Gaylord property, the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, moves up into the No. 2 spot, while The Venetian and Palazzo Resort in Las Vegas lands in third. The lists were compiled based by analyzing 2017 meeting and event booking activity through the Cvent Supplier Network.

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In the regional rankings, Hilton Prague takes No. 1 for Europe; Hyatt Regency Sydney wins in Asia-Pacific; and JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai tops the list for the Middle East and Africa. And we’re not done yet! 2018 marks the expansion of Cvent’s Top Meeting Hotels, with new subsets based on size and property type. They will call out luxury and boutique properties, as well as hotels with less than 10,000 square feet of meeting space.

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Hannah Prince

Hannah joined Cvent as the Senior Editor for Hospitality Cloud content after more than a decade in the journalism world. As a passionate editor, she's always willing to discuss the merits of the Oxford comma, the use of who vs. whom, or the definition of a dangling modifier.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, taking her dog to happy hour, and buying even more shoes.

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