Cvent, the industry's largest event tech management company, released its annual list of top hotels for meetings and events in United States. The list was compiled by analyzing meeting and event booking activity through its Cvent Supplier Network, which sourced more than $11 billion in meetings and events in 2016.

In addition, Cvent expanded its European rankings, including its Top 50 Meeting Hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and debuted its Top 50 Meetings Hotels in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

Following are the top 10 properties from each list.

Top 10 U.S. Hotel Properties

  • Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.
  • The Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casinos.
  • ARIA Resort & Casino.
  • JW Marriott Austin.
  • Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center.
  • Omni Nashville Hotel.
  • The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.
  • Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.
  • Hyatt Regency Orlando.
  • Mandalay Bay Resort.

Top 10 EMEA Hotel Properties

  • Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona.
  • Hilton Prague.
  • Hotel Arts Barcelona.
  • Melia Castilla Hotel & Convention Center Madrid.
  • W Barcelona.
  • Hilton London Metropole.
  • Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center ijVENUES.
  • Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center.
  • Hilton Vienna.
  • Rome Marriott Park Hotel.

Top 10 APAC Hotel Properties

  • Marina Bay Sands Singapore.
  • Grand Hyatt Singapore.
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney.
  • Hilton Singapore.
  • Conrad Centennial Singapore.
  • Fairmont Singapore.
  • Hilton Sydney.
  • InterContinental Sydney.
  • Pan Pacific Singapore.
  • InterContinental Singapore .

“Hotels have become increasingly focused on developing more meeting and event business, and as such, have become more sophisticated in competing for the most lucrative opportunities for their respective venues,” said Kevin Fliess, VP of marketing for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud. “Hotels continue to advance and expand their group marketing efforts and are increasingly embracing a data-driven approach to more effectively pursue [events].

“This coupled with another year of notable investment in renovation and other upgrades have led to shifts in the rankings as competition remains fierce even in a robust market," Fleiss said.

U.S. List Highlights:

  • The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is Cvent’s Top U.S. Meeting Hotel for 2017, climbing from second place last year.
  • Four new properties have broken into the Top 10:
    • JW Marriott Austin (Ranked 4th).
    • The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa (Ranked 7th).
    • Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego (Ranked 8th).
    • Mandalay Bay Resort (Ranked 10th).
  • Newcomers to the top 100 list include Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel, and Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina.
  • Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt are the top three hotel chains with the most representation.

View the full 2017 list of Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the U.S.

EMEA List Highlights:

  • The Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona is Cvent’s Top EMEA Meeting Hotel for 2017, climbing from third place last year.
  • The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai (Ranked 45th) is the first property from the Middle East to make the newly expanded list.
  • Four new properties have broken into the Top 10:
    • Melia Castilla Hotel & Convention Center Madrid (Ranked 4th)
    • Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre ijVENUES (Ranked 7th)
    • Hilton Vienna (Ranked 9th)
    • Rome Marriott Park Hotel (Ranked 10th)
  • Hilton, Marriott and Intercontinental (in that order) are the top 3 hotel chains with the most properties on the Top 50 list.

View the full 2017 list of Top 50 Meeting Hotels in Europe.

APAC List Highlights:

  • Marina Bay Sands Singapore is Cvent’s Top Meeting Hotel for 2017 from APAC.
  • Hilton, Hyatt and Intercontinental (in that order) are the top three hotel chains which have the most properties on the Top 50 list.
  • Seven out of the Top 10 Meeting Hotels from APAC are from Singapore and the remaining three are from Sydney, New South Wales.

View the full 2017 list of Top 50 Meeting Hotels in APAC.

Cvent evaluated hotel properties that generated business through the Cvent Supplier Network from January 2016 through December 2016. The properties were ranked according to various criteria, including total requests for proposals (RFPs), awarded RFPs, total room nights, awarded room nights, major metropolitan area (MMA) market share, conversion rate and the hotel's unique profile visits on the Cvent Supplier Network.

Featuring more than 245,000 hotels, resorts and special event venues, the Cvent Supplier Network is said to be one the world’s largest and most accurate databases of detailed venue information. In 2016, Cvent completed a merger with Lanyon Solutions, for more on that check out our Jan. 2017 cover story.

For more information regarding the Cvent Supplier Network, visit www.cvent.com/rfp/hotels.