• Meetings Today magazine grants Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center “Best of MidAmerica Award”

     
    POSTED October 17, 2019
     
  • Meetings Today magazine grants Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center “Best of MidAmerica Award”

     
    POSTED October 17, 2019
     

The widely recognized Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa, & Convention Center of Branson, Missouri, has captured the coveted “Best of MidAmerica Award” from Meetings Today magazine. Readers of the magazine determined recipients of the award, voting on a handful of the top MidAmerica meeting sites based off of quality of meeting space, guest rooms, services and amenities, food and beverage offerings, staff, availability of technical equipment, recreational facilities and activities, and overall experience.

Overlooking the Ozark Mountains and scenic Table Rock Lake, the picturesque resort offers an unmatched experience for meetings and events. The 301-room resort stands as one of the largest convention centers in southwest Missouri, offering 43,500 square feet of flexible meeting space that can hold anywhere from 10 to 3,000 people. The lobby of the hotel itself holds an impressive 31,500 square foot Grand Ballroom used as additional meeting space. A handful of outdoor venues including outdoor fire pits, tennis courts, expansive grass areas, and a full-service marina offering various watercraft rentals and outdoor activities are also available at the resort.

This award follows a number of past recognitions the resort has received, including “#1 Best Missouri Resort” and “#1 Best Branson Hotel or Resort” by U.S. News and World Report in its prestigious “2019 Best Hotels” rankings for the second year in a row. Earlier this year, the resort received the highly renowned “Readers’ Choice Award” from ConventionSouth magazine, as well as the AAA Four Diamond Rating for the 21st consecutive year in a row.

Located just minutes from the “Live Music Show Capital of America” guests have the opportunity to explore the city of Branson and enjoy an array of unique live shows and attractions during their stay. The resort “team not only plans the events at the resort but also the group’s time in our destination of Branson, Missouri,” says Nathan Wood, Director of Sales & Marketing at Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center. “In Branson the entertainment options are limitless, featuring more than 80 live shows per day during the season and a variety of impressive attractions.” Popular destinations include the Titanic Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and Dolly Parton’s Stampede.

Additional amenities at the resort include a European-style Spa Chateau featuring 10 luxurious treatment rooms, a fitness center; year-round indoor pool and hot tub; outdoor pool and hot tub; hiking and biking trails; an indoor video theater; full-service concierge; and several dining options including the elegant Chateau Grille.

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