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The Doug Pitcock '49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property, today announced it has won top honors in the prestigious Stella Awards from Northstar Meetings Group. The hotel was named the Best Hotel/Resort in the Southwest. Each year, the Stella Awards recognize venues that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals.

“We are extremely honored to be named the Best Hotel/Resort in the Southwest.” says Greg Stafford, General Manager of the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center. “Receiving this coveted Stella Award is a testament to the amazing dedication of our entire team to truly be the difference and ensure every guest and meeting attendee’s visit is the best it can be.”

The Stella Awards are the meeting industry’s highest honor, recognizing hotels, convention centers, conference centers, airlines, cruise lines, DMOs/CVBs and DMCs that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals.

This year, nearly 7,000 votes were cast from around the world for the 553 destinations, hotels and service providers nominated in 17 categories in six regions in the United States and worldwide.

The seven finalists in this year’s Best Hotel/Resort in the Southwest Category included the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, The Broadmoor, The Wigwam, The University of Texas at Austin AT&T Hotel and Conference Center, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, and Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa.

The Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center was selected as the gold winner by an expert panel of judges overseen by the editors of Northstar Meetings Group's leading brands, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Association Meetings International and Meetings & Incentive Travel. The hotel was recognized for achieving overall excellence, superb food and beverage, professionalism of staff, technology innovations, and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience.

"Congratulations to the distinguished Stella Award winners for 2020,” said Loren Edelstein, vice president and content director for Northstar Meetings Group. “All of the Stella finalists and winners represent excellence in the meetings and events industry as suppliers, and we’re thrilled to honor the best of the best – especially in a year when the industry has been impacted so significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to the winners for supporting meetings and events planners around the world, and thank you for your commitment to quality, service and innovation.”  

The list of winners, finalists and their profiles can be found at NorthstarMeetingsGroup.com/Stellas.


About Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center

With a privileged location directly across from Kyle Field, the Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center in College Station, Texas is a destination luxury property offering state-of-the-art conference facilities, signature brand amenities, welcoming accommodations, and gracious southern hospitality. Steeped in Texas A&M history, traditions and culture, the property has a powerful sense of place and is the ideal choice for business and leisure travelers seeking a one-of-a-kind authentic Aggieland experience. As the preferred hotel for Texas A&M University, the property offers 250 spacious guest rooms, including two penthouses and 11 suites, with sweeping views of the Texas A&M campus. Also featured on property is a rooftop pool overlooking Kyle Field; dining outlets committed to providing fresh, healthful, scratch prepared and locally-sourced dishes; a two-story bar and lounge with a terrace; and a full-service conference center with 35,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center is the perfect place for scholarly explorations, meaningful celebrations, productive meetings, college visits and family vacations. www.texasamhotelcc.com 

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