North America’s Top Meeting Destinations and Hotels in 2024

Cvent today announced its list of the Top Meeting Destinations and Top Meeting Hotels in North America.

These annual lists – which are issued regionally for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa – are informed by sourcing activity through the Cvent Supplier Network, one of the world’s largest venue-sourcing platforms.

More than $16B of meetings and events business was sourced through Cvent’s online platforms in 2023.

The annual Cvent Top Lists have become go-to resources for planners worldwide looking for incredible hotels and destinations to host their events. The Company hosted a live press conference at IMEX Frankfurt to share more in-depth details and recognize top hotels and destinations in person.

Cvent Top Meeting Destinations | North America

For the seventh year, Orlando, FL clinched the number one spot, followed by Las Vegas, NV (#2). Meanwhile, Dallas, TX ascended three places to #4, and Denver, CO rose two places to #8.
These higher rankings can be credited to the continued growth and prioritization of innovative offerings to attract meetings and events to their cities.

For example, Dallas leads the country in hotel rooms in the pipeline and recently announced plans to expand the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, while Denver unveiled a $233 million expansion of the Colorado Convention Center.

Top 10 Meeting Destinations

1. Orlando, Florida
2. Las Vegas, Nevada
3. Nashville, Tennessee
4. Dallas, Texas
5. San Diego, California
6. Chicago, Illinois
7. Atlanta, Georgia
8. Denver, Colorado
9. Phoenix, Arizona
10. Austin, Texas

“We’re honored that Orlando continues to lead as the Cvent Top Meeting Destination in North America,” said Casandra Matej, president & CEO, Visit Orlando.

“When groups meet in Orlando, they not only support our local businesses, vendors and hospitality workers, but they also make an indelible impact on our community through charitable donations and endeavors. Planners love meeting in Orlando as our destination has the space, venues, accommodations, dining, entertainment and services needed to create memorable and productive events. We’ve established strong planner and group relationships through our hands-on support and consistent use of Cvent technology to attract, engage and collaborate with event organizers around the world. This balanced approach between digital and live engagement has been instrumental in Orlando’s sustained business success.”

“We are honored that Dallas has been named the No. 4 Top Meeting Destination in North America by Cvent, placing a spotlight on the city’s rise as an emerging global city,” said Craig Davis, Visit Dallas President and CEO.

“We take great pride in our warm and welcoming hospitality, but our commitment to innovation – with technology partners such as Cvent – is paving the way for continued success in the future.”

Cvent Top Meeting Hotels | North America

The top two spots on the Top Meeting Hotels list were once again claimed by Grand Hyatt Nashville (#1) and Omni Nashville Hotel (#2).

JW Marriott Austin (#3) improved its ranking by two spots to round out the Top 3. Several hotels in the Top 10 saw significant improvements (six or more places), including JW Marriott Nashville (#4), Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport (#9), and Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk (#10), which will be a primary host hotel for Cvent’s annual user and industry conference, Cvent CONNECT, in June.

Interestingly, each of these three hotels has prioritized innovative outdoor meeting spaces with recent multi-million-dollar pool area renovations and expansive outdoor terrace improvements.

Grand Hyatt Nashville Grand Hall
Grand Hyatt Nashville Grand Hall, Classroom Setup

Top 10 Meeting Hotels

1. Grand Hyatt Nashville
2. Omni Nashville Hotel
3. JW Marriott Austin
4. JW Marriott Nashville
5. Renaissance Nashville Hotel
6. Fairmont Austin
7. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
8. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
9. Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport
10. Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk

“We’re thrilled to be named the #1 Top Meeting Hotel in North America for the second consecutive year,” said Chad Pierce, Director of Sales & Marketing at Grand Hyatt Nashville.

“Our success with group business starts with developing a strong connection with our planners and understanding their vision for a flawless event. In addition, leveraging Cvent’s Business Intelligence solutions has allowed us to improve our internal sales strategies throughout the year. Our natural-light-infused meeting space, coupled with our downtown location on Broadway, offers a luxurious meeting experience in Music City. With the Nashville Yards development nearing completion, Grand Hyatt Nashville will be situated in one of the most exciting new neighborhoods in the U.S.”

“We are thrilled to see that the JW Marriott Austin remains a top choice for the world’s leading meetings and events professionals. Our team takes great pride in hosting groups from 10 to 3,500 and helping them experience Austin to the fullest,” said Scott Blalock, JW Marriott Austin General Manager.

“Since day one, Cvent has been a top lead generation platform for the hotel and a key driver to our consistent success.”

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