Favorite Destinations of Meeting and Event Planners

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By Doug Baarman

One of the more enjoyable parts of being on the meeting planning side of our industry is learning new destinations. I have been on a bunch of site visit trips and have truly enjoyed every place that we visited: Atlanta, New Orleans, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Newport Beach, Anaheim, San Jose and Cancun, Mexico. Whew…it has been an exhausting few months.

 My top three hotel choices from my recent trips are:

  • Resort at Pelican Hill (Newport Beach, CA)- amazing facilities, great services, easily accessible
  • Grand Velas Riviera Maya (Cancun, Mexico)- top notch property for an incentive trip
  • Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa (Albuquerque, NM)- a hidden gem

 I am sure many of you have also been on the road lately. What is your top destination or hotel and why?


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