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The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo Honored With 2013 Gold Platter and Gold Key Elite Award by Meeting and Conventions Magazine

October 30, 2013 Accolades No Comments Email Email

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, along with Sands Expo, are proud recipients of Meetings and Conventions magazine’s highly distinguished 2013 ‘Elite’ awards, being honored in both the Gold Key ‘Elite’ and Gold Platter ‘Elite’ categories. 

This marks the seventh consecutive year that the properties have been honored with these coveted Elite-level awards, and is the only hotel or resort worldwide to achieve this consecutive status.

TN-198115_PalazzoExteriorStart“We are extremely honored to be named as a top-five convention property by Meetings and Conventions,” said John Caparella, president and chief operating officer of The Palazzo, The Venetian and Sands Expo. “To be a part of this esteemed list for seven consecutive years is a testimony to the level of unmatched service delivered by our dedicated team each and every day.”

For more than 30 years, the Gold Key award has been given to the very “best of the best” meeting properties worldwide based on overall professionalism and quality. These exceptional properties earned the “Elite” status by not only being voted as one of the finest by the readers of M&C, but these properties finished among the top five overall hotels/resorts, as measured by total votes cast by the industry. This year 162 hotels and resorts were honored as Gold Key winners, with only five achieving the Gold Key “Elite” levelM&C readers, the industry’s toughest and most important critics, selected winning properties based on strict criteria which included: staff attitude; quality of meeting rooms; quality of guest services; quality of food and beverage service; proficiency of handling reservations; technical/support equipment; and range of recreational facilities.

The Gold Platter award honors the top catering departments based on excellence displayed in creativity and culinary experience. In earning their ‘Elite’ status, winning properties were not only voted as one of the finest experienced by M&C readers, but these outstanding catering departments finished among the top five overall worldwide — as measured by total cast votes. In 2013, a total of 32 domestic and international properties were honored as Gold Platter winners, with only a select five achieving the ‘Elite’ distinctionM&C readers representing the highest level of meeting and incentive professionals based their selections on strict criteria: enthusiasm and professionalism of staff; quality of food presentation; creativity of menu; originality of theme-party concepts; helpfulness and budgeting considerations; excellence of staff service and ambiance of dining rooms.

Winning hotels and resorts will be featured in Meeting and Conventions’ Gold Awards issue published this November.

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