Cvent Announces Top Meeting Destinations and Hotels

Cvent recognizes the top-performing hotels for group business, as well as the world’s most coveted meeting and event destinations

5.28.24 Orlando, Florida, is the No. 1 meeting destination in North America according to Cvent.
Orlando, Florida, is the No. 1 meeting destination in North America according to Cvent. || Photo by SeanPavonePhoto, courtesy of Adobe

Cvent announced its lists of the Top Meeting Destinations and Top Meeting Hotels worldwide. These annual lists—which are issued regionally for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa—are informed by sourcing activity through the Cvent Supplier Network, one of the world’s largest venue-sourcing platforms. More than $16 billion in meetings and events business was sourced through Cvent’s online platforms last year.

Top Meeting Destinations: North America

For the seventh year, Orlando, Florida, clinched the No. 1 spot, followed by Las Vegas, Nevada. Meanwhile, Dallas, Texas, ascended three places to No. 4, and Denver, Colorado, rose two places to No. 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 North American 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,” says Casandra Matej, president and CEO of Visit Orlando, in a prepared statement. “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 have 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,” says Craig Davis, Visit Dallas president and CEO. “We take great pride in our warm and welcoming hospitality, but our commitment to innovation is paving the way for continued success in the future.”

Top Meeting Hotels: North America

The top two spots on the Top Meeting Hotels list were once again claimed by Grand Hyatt Nashville at No. 1 and Omni Nashville Hotel at No. 2. JW Marriott Austin at No. 3 improved its ranking by two spots to round out the top three. Several hotels in the top 10 saw significant improvements (six or more places), including No. 4 JW Marriott Nashville, Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport at No. 9, and No. 10 Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk, 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 multimillion-dollar pool area renovations and expansive outdoor terrace improvements.

Top 10 North American 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 No. 1 Top Meeting Hotel in North America for the second consecutive year,” says Chad Pierce, director of sales and 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, 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,” says Scott Blalock, JW Marriott Austin general manager. “Our team takes great pride in hosting groups from 10 to 3,500 and helping them experience Austin to the fullest. Since day one, Cvent has been a top lead generation platform for the hotel and a key driver to our consistent success.”

All Cvent Top Meeting Destinations and Cvent Top Meeting Hotels worldwide can be viewed here.