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Park City Chamber Bureau Awarded For Meeting Planning Excellence

Park City Chamber of Commerce

When it comes to helping meeting planners with their event needs, Park City’s Groups Sales/Meetings team is one of the best in the Southwest, and now they have a Stella Award to prove it.

Nearly 10,000 votes were cast from around the world for 532 destinations, hotels and service providers nominated in 18 categories in six regions in the United States and worldwide, spotlighting the very best hotels, convention centers, conference centers, convention and visitor bureaus, destination marketing organizations, destination management companies, airlines and cruise lines. In the category of Best CVBs/DMOs in the Southwest, Park City’s Chamber/Bureau received a Bronze Award, trailing only the Phoenix CVB and the bureau at Irving, Texas, both of which boast massive convention center/meeting facilities. Others recognized with Bronze Awards included the Convention Bureaus of Honolulu (Hawaii), Providence (Rhode Island) and Raleigh (North Carolina).

Winners were recognized for achieving overall excellence, professionalism of staff, technology innovations, and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience. “I am exceptionally proud of our team here in Park City,” notes Tonya Sweeten, Vice President of Group Sales. “Our destination is growing in prestige amongst meeting planners worldwide, but it is our team members who position Park City with world-class professionalism and allow planners to realize our town is a viable option for their meetings and events.” Bill Malone, CEO of the Park City Chamber/Bureau continues, “Being voted by planners worldwide as one of the best Bureaus in the country speaks volumes about the work being done in Park City on a daily basis. These groups are especially important because the majority meet in the Summer and Fall, outside of our popular winter ski season, keeping local employment strong all year long.”

“A Stella Award is the finest symbol of excellence for suppliers in the meetings industry,” said Lori Cioffi, senior vice president and chief content director for the Northstar Meetings Group. “Meeting planning is a methodical process, and attention to detail is a critical factor for success. We’ve brought that ethic to the Stella Awards. It’s a competitive, year-long nomination and evaluation process to identify and honor excellence in the meetings industry. This year’s winners are a stellar class.”

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About Park City, Utah

Park City, Utah is North America’s most accessible mountain recreation destination, located just 25 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport. Park City offers over 100 lodging properties including bed and breakfast inns, condominiums and full-service hotels. Park City is home to Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain, and over 400 miles of public trails, which offer endless year-round outdoor recreation possibilities. Boasting nearly 150 palate pleasing bars and restaurants, an abundance of shopping options lining Historic Main Street and the Utah Olympic Park, one easy trip offers a mountain range of activities and amenities for the most discerning visitors.