Chief Executive’s Choice Hotels & Resorts

Name Location Phone Event Planner Catering Differentiators Pa-Ko Plantation Midway, AL 877-539-5699 N Y Rustic accomodations on 5,000 woodsy, central [...]

May 29 2012 by Michael Gelfand


Name Location Phone Event Planner Catering Differentiators
Pa-Ko Plantation Midway, AL 877-539-5699 N Y Rustic accomodations on 5,000 woodsy, central Alabama acres; offers quail, turkey and deer hunting.
Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa Birmingham, AL 888-236-2426 Y Y Woodlands and lakes in the rolling hills outside of Birmingham, state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and services, includes 14 meeting rooms and 20,000 sq. ft. of event space.
Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge Thorne Bay, AK 800-764-3918 N Y One of the country’s great fishing lodges, 23 nearby lakes, rivers and streams for flyfishing, Coast Guard-certified skippers charter 28-foot ocean fishing excursions.
Alaska Rivers Company Cooper Landing, AK 888-595-1226 N N Media-free accommodations, rafting and fishing on the Kenai River.
Knik River Lodge Palmer, AK 877-745-4575 N Y Relatively easy access, offers helicopter tours, glacier dog sledding and wildlife tours.
Miraval Arizona Tuscon, AZ 800-232-3969 Y Y Listed on Conde Nast’s Gold List 2012 of World’s Best Places to Stay, 6,600 sq. ft. of meeting space.
Grand Canyon Ranch Meadview, AZ 702-736-8787 Y Y Located five miles from west rim of Grand Canyon, working cattle ranch offers white water river rafting, mountain biking, hiking and team building activities.
C.O.D. Ranch and Retreat Oracle, AZ 800-868-5617 N Y Surrounded by 32,000 acres of the Coronado National Forest, and overlooks 6,000 acres of the Galiuro Mountains.
Sedone Rouge Hotel & Spa Sedona, AZ 866-312-4111 N Y Luxuriously appointed hotel spa in Red Rock Country with 4,000 sq. ft. of event space, including indoor/outdoor meeting facilities.
Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa Lake Quachita Mount Ida, AR 870-867-2191 Y Y Water sports on Lake Ouachita, Turtle Cove spa and lakeside log cabins.
The Peabody Little Rock Little Rock, AR 800-917-3202 Y Y Four Star, Four Diamond-rated hotel connects to the recently reconstructed Statehouse Convention Center.
Bacara Resort & Spa Santa Barbara, CA 805-968-0100 Y Y Pacific Coast getaway with two nearby golf courses, three swimming pools, a spa and a 1,000-acre ranch for
leisurely hikes.
Calistoga Ranch Calistoga, CA 707-254-2805 Y Y Award winning spa, 1,175 sq. ft. Wine Cave and other fabulous state-of-the-art meeting rooms, both indoor and outdoor.
Marconi Conference Center Marshall, CA 415-663-9020 N Y 62-acre state historic park in scenic West Marin county, meeting rooms are on National Register of Historic Places.
Oak Creek Lodge Santa Margarita, CA 805-964-6790 Y Y 163-acre ranch with 6,000 sq. ft. lodge and the Sage Hill cabin for corporate retreats.
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Ojai, CA 888-697-8780 Y Y Historic hotel with an award winning spa, golf, and mountain backdrop, 11,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including an executive boardroom and outdoor facilities.
The Broadmoor Colorado Springs, CO 866-837-9520 Y Y Five-Diamond, Five-Star service, three championship golf courses, spa, tennis, fly-fishing, horseback riding, rock climbing, ballooning and 60 adaptable meeting and conference rooms.
Tivoli Lodge Vail, CO 303-748-3668 Y Y Ski resort at the base of Golden Peak, offers jeeping, rafting, kayaking, downhill mountain biking, rock climbing, and paragliding, as well as balloon rides, horseback riding, fishing, golf, hiking and tennis.
Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel Broomfield, CO 303-464-8400 Y Y Views of Rocky Mountains, top-of-the-line meeting facilities, including 8 meeting rooms and over 6,300 sq. ft. of function space.
Interlaken Resort & Conference Lakeville, CT 800-222-2909 Y Y Victorian on 30 acres between two mountain lakes, certified Green Lodging establishment offering nine meeting rooms, golfing, a pool and lake activities.
Homestead Inn Greenwich, CT 203-869-7500 N Y Four-star luxury boutique hotel, a 1,000 sq. ft. cottage boardroom, 18 rooms and private dining room.
The Bellmoor Inn & Spa Rehoboth, DE 866-899-2779 Y Y Seaside resort with indoor and outdoor meeting space, central Rehoboth Beach location.
Creek Ranch Haines City, FL 800-225-4255 N Y Working ranch in Florida’s lake district sits on 6,665-acre Lake Hatchineaha (bass fishing heaven), offers riding lessons, trail riding, air boating, hiking on nature trails, 9,000 sq. ft. home home includes seven bedrooms and multiple living rooms and kitchens.
PGA National Resort & Spa Palm Beach, FL 800-863-2819 Y Y Five master-designed 18-hole golf courses, 19 clay tennis courts, 40,000 square feet of scalable meeting space, 4,000 square foot outdoor pavilion.
Doral Golf Resort & Spa Miami, FL 305-592-2000 Y Y PGA golf destination, 100,000 sq. ft. of elegant event space, state of art business facilities, award winning spa and wellness services.
Epic Hotel Miami, FL 877-785-0820 Y Y Uber-chic hotel on the banks of the Miami River where it meets Biscayne Bay, more than 25,000 square feet of meeting space in eight flexible meeting rooms.
The Cloister at Sea Island Sea Island, GA 855-572-4975 Y Y One of only six U.S. destinations to host a G8 Summit, this regal destination has 25,000 sq. ft. of flexible, hightech event space overlooking the coastline. If you need other dignified distractions, they also offer a clay-target shooting school, horseback-riding clinics and three superb on-site golf courses.
Ritz Carolton Reynolds Plantation Greensboro, GA 706-467-0600 Y Y On the shores of 19,000-acre Lake Oconee, five signature world-class golf courses (99 stunning holes) designed by Rees Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Bob Cupp, 18,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.
River Dance Lodge Syringa, ID 866-769-8747 N Y On the banks of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River, guests stay in charming, hand-crafted custom log cabins. Offers horseback riding, whitewater rafting, biking, fly fishing, hiking and “glamping” (glamorous camping).
The Drake Hotel Chicago, IL 312-787-2200 Y Y Downtown Chicago hotel withs 33,657 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, with 20 meeting rooms.
Harpole’s Heartland Lodge Nebo, IL 217-734-2526 N Y Hunting lodge in serene Pike County, offers whitetail deer hunting and upland bird hunting (including wild quail hunting and pheasant hunting), 1,500 sq. ft. meeting space with a separate boardroom.
Wooded Glen Retreat & Conference Center Henryville, IN 812-294-3770 N Y This 10,000 sq. ft., IACC-approved meeting space is located on 567 scenic acres.
French Lick Resort French Lick, IN 888-936-9360 Y Y 40,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, 34 meeting rooms, and boardroom with seating for 15, championship golf course.
Hotel Blackhawk Davenport, IA 888-525-4455 Y Y On the Mississippi River, offers activities ranging from riverboat rides to on-site bowling.
Lil’ Toledo Lodge Chanute, KS 620-244-5668 N Y Hunting lodge and lakeside cabins on 15,000 acres of unspoiled prairie overlooking the Neosho River, 650-yard rifle range.
Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans, LA 504-586-0300 Y Y Bourbon Street hotel with 20 function rooms, a state-of-the-art board room, 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, and close proximity to attractions.
Cypress Bend Resort Many, LA 877-519-1500 N Y Located on on Toledo Bend Lake, offers golf, spa, fishing and 3,500 sq. ft. of space, including four breakout rooms, an executive boardroom.
Lodge at Moosehead Lake Greenville, ME 207-695-4400 N N Offers moose safaris, float-plane rides (for sightseeing or remote fishing for lake trout, salmon and smallmouth bass), group whitewater rafting and ATV riding.
Canyon Ranch Lenox, MA 800-742-9000 N Y Elegant Bellefontaine Mansion in the Berkshire woods offers hiking, kayaking and a well-known spa, all within earshot of nearby Tanglewood.
Charles Hotel Cambridge, MA 617-864-1200 Y Y Luxury hotel with views of the Charles River, Harvard Square location, 18,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor space, 15 meeting rooms.
Grand Hotel Mackinac Island, MI 517-349-4600 Y Y National Historic Landmark on Travel + Leisure’s 500 Best list, also ranks highly on Conde Nast Traveler’s U.S. Gold Resort list.
Eagle Crest Ypsilanti, MI 734-487-0600 N Y IACC-accredited Conference Center with an awardwinning championship golf course bordering Ford Lake, 23,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and conference space.
Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake Nisswa, MN 866-801-2951 Y Y Championship golf, spa experiences, fishing, boating, swimming, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, biking and walking trails.
Monmouth Plantation Natchez, MS 800-828-4531 Y Y A Natural Historic Monunment, this restored antebellum mansion is set on 26 acres of manicured gardens.
Ritz Carlton St. Louis St. Louis, MO 314-863-6300 Y Y Ritz Carlton-style luxury with eight meeting rooms ranging from 483 square feet to 1,680 square feet.
Grand Cascades Lodge Hardyston, NJ 973-827-4357 N Y Seven top-rated golf courses (designed by Fazio, Robert Trent Jones, von Hagge, and Rulewich), a renowned spa, an all-weather biosphere atrium.
La Posada de Santa Lee Resort and Spa Santa Fe, NM 505-986-0000 Y Y A Travel & Leisure Top 500 Hotel of the World, offers meeting rooms and breakout areas inside and out and a 4,500 sq. ft. conference center, activities include golf, hiking and skiing.
Mohonk Mountain House New Paltz, NY 845-255-1000 Y Y Victorian castle set on cliffs above Lake Mohonk, offers 2,400 sq. ft. of dedicated meeting space and breakout rooms, 85 miles of hiking trails.
Mirror Lake Resort Lake Placid, NY 518-523-2544 Y Y AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel offering year-round Olympic-style activities including bobsled and luge.
Glenmere Mansion Chester, NY 845-469-1900 N Y Boutique hotel and spa with just 19 rooms in a Gilded Age Villa on 150 secluded acres overlooking Glenmere Lake.
The WInds Resort Beach Club Ocean Isle Beach, NJ 910-579-6275 Y Y Enjoy a windswept oceanfront location, or head for one of 20 championship golf courses within 8 miles, or nearly 100 courses within a 30-minute drive.
Sundance Resort Christmas Meadows, UT 877-831-6224 N Y Beneath Mt. Timpanogos, the Redford Conference Center offers natural beauty and bountiful meeting space.
Stowe Mountain Stowe, VT 800-253-4754 Y Y Enjoy competitive team-building skiing Vermont’s highest peak or high-elevation golf on two 18-hole championship courses.
The Greenbriar White White Sulphur Springs, WV 800-675-1287 Y Y Timeless luxury amid the Allegheny mountains, with 85,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space and a complete conference center facility.