Visit Anaheim Meeting Venues Win Prestigious
Industry Awards Three Years in a Row

Destination Organization Also Hand-Selected as Best CVB/DMO in 2020 by Meeting Professionals Worldwide


ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 20, 2020) ― Ranked against hundreds of properties and destinations, Hilton Anaheim and Visit Anaheim were hand-selected by Smart Meetings’ audience of meeting professionals as Best Conference/Convention Center Hotel and Best CVB/DMO in 2020. This marks the third straight year that Visit Anaheim’s products for meetings and conventions are recognized as best in class.

Reflecting the highest standards of excellence in service, amenities and customer satisfaction, the 2020 Smart Stars Awards celebrate meeting planners’ choices for hotels, resorts, properties, cruise lines, and conference and convention centers worldwide.

“It is extremely gratifying to see our team and destination recognized for its ongoing success in meeting the needs of today’s diverse and dynamic meetings and conventions,” said Jay Burress, president & CEO, Visit Anaheim. “With world-class facilities and venues, a broad infrastructure for housing and transportation, and year-round sunshine, Anaheim is proud to offer meeting planners a seamless experience.”

Named Best Conference/Convention Center Hotel, Hilton Anaheim, the largest hotel in Orange County, offers meeting professionals more than 150,000 square feet of meeting space and is conveniently located adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center and one block from the Disneyland® Resort.

“We are honored that meeting planners have selected our property as one of the Best Conference/Convention Center Hotels in the world,” said Shaun Robinson, general manager, Hilton Anaheim. “We have enhanced every aspect of our property with heightened ambiance and functionality to deliver the best possible experience for attendees. Incredible meeting amenities, coupled with Hilton's new Clean Stay program, (a partnership with Lysol and the Mayo Clinic), will only further enhance the confidence and trust our planners and attendees have always had with us.”

Since its inception, the Smart Stars Awards have gained notoriety as an essential tool for today’s meeting planner community and a valuable resource for those who need recommendations of leading venues and destinations.

“I’m truly honored to acknowledge and celebrate these spectacular brands that continue to serve our community with unwavering excellence and dedication to their services,” said Marin Bright, Smart Meetings Founder and CEO.

To learn more about Visit Anaheim’s efforts to ensure the city recovers quickly and is best positioned to restore hotel stays, meetings, and conventions in Anaheim go to

Visit Anaheim Contact:
Lindsay Swanson, Communications Manager
(714) 765-2928

About Visit Anaheim: 
Founded in 1961, Visit Anaheim is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit destination marketing organization. Visit Anaheim’s mission is to develop, market, and sell Anaheim to benefit the economic vitality of its neighborhoods. To learn more about Visit Anaheim, visit: and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.