The Hotel at Auburn University Is Honored With ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award

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The Hotel at Auburn University Is Honored With ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award

It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, present The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center with a 2018 Readers’ Choice Award.

“ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth Publisher J. Talty O’Connor. “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity, and service that they require.”

The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center is among 320 convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs), meeting facilities and hotels located across the South to receive this year’s Readers’ Choice Award. Throughout the year, meeting professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites are then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals and fans are asked to vote for the best of the best. With over 7,000 voters participating in the selection process and the highest social media interaction to date, this has been the most successful and engaging year yet!

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award from ConventionSouth magazine,” said Hans van der Reijden, managing director of The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center. “We work tirelessly to ensure our guests can enjoy the best that we have to offer, and it is humbling to be recognized for doing what we love, day in and day out.”

This award is the most recent in a year of accolades for The Hotel, including being named to Kirk Herbstreit's 'Best in College Football' list and having two events - Oktoberfest and the Gingerbread Village - named as Southeast Tourism Society's best events in the south.

Since creation in 2001, this is the third time that The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center has received the award, making it an even greater honor to present it with a 2018 Readers’ Choice Award. The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center will be featured as an award recipient in the December 2018 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth magazine. This exciting issue will also showcase some of the most talented meeting professionals in the nation as ConventionSouth also presents planners with its annual “Meeting Professionals To Watch” designation. “Featuring peer advice and trade secrets from our Meeting Professionals to Watch in 2019, our Awards Issue is one of the most popular must-read resources within the meetings industry,” O’Connor said.

For more information, contact Todd Scholl, director of sales and marketing at The Hotel at Auburn University: todd.scholl@auhcc.com.

Celebrating over 35 years as a leading meeting planning resource, ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., and is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country who book meetings held within the South, according to O’Connor.

Centrally located near the shops and restaurants of downtown Auburn, Ala., The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center is just a short walk from the excitement of Auburn University and a diverse array of cultural and entertainment attractions. Whether in town for the big game, a special party, or a productive business meeting, the hotel’s 236 guestrooms and suites offer true Southern hospitality in an ideal setting. For a southern twist on Italian, visit AT, located inside the hotel. An open kitchen and outdoor patio seating add character to this restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails, Sunday Brunch and offers take-out service. AT features an espresso bar and unique wine list, and has a private dining room for special events. Located in AT, Piccolo is Auburn's only true lounge experience for specialty cocktails and a large variety of appetizers and desserts. The menu features a variety of small plates perfect for sharing, refreshing cocktails, and piccolo bottles of champagne. Live jazz performances take place on Fridays and Saturdays (except on home football game weekends). The property is owned by Auburn University and managed by Ithaka Hospitality Partners. For additional information or reservations, please call (800) 228-2876 or visit www.auhcc.com.

 

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