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COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS (November 3, 2022) - The Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, a Benchmarnk Pyramids Luxury  property, today announced it has won five prestigious Stella Awards from Northstar Meetings Group. Each year, the Stella Awards recognize venues that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals. The Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center won:

  • Gold Medal, Best Hotel/Resort, Southwest Region
  • Gold Medal, Best On-site Support Staff, Southwest Region
  • Gold Medal, Best Food and Beverage, Southwest Region
  • Gold Medal, Best Hotel/Resort Event Space, Southwest Region
  • Silver Medal Best Décor/Design, Southwest Region

“It is an extreme honor for our team to be recognized year-over-year by the industry for continuously striving to provide a one-of-a-kind atmosphere supported by incredible service,” said Greg Stafford, General Manager of the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center. “Receiving five coveted Stella Awards for another year 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. It’s only fitting that our team be recognized as the Best On-Site Support Staff in the Southwest as they truly are the very best of the best!”

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 6,000 votes were cast from around the world for the 561 destinations, hotels and service providers nominated in 16 categories across six regions in the United States and worldwide. Winners were selected for achieving overall excellence, superb food and beverage, professionalism of staff, sustainability initiatives, and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience.

The Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center was selected as award recipients 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.

"Congratulations to all of the 2022 Stella Award winners and finalists,” said Loren Edelstein, vice president and content director for Northstar Meetings Group. “The strong resurgence we’re now seeing in meetings in the U.S. and around the world indicates meetings are back. And this year’s honorees demonstrate they’re not only back, but they’re better than ever. Thank you to the 2022 Stella Award winners for demonstrating their commitment to excellence in meetings, incentives, conferences and events.” 

To view the winners of the 2022 Stella Awards, visit 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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About Benchmark Pyramid
Benchmark Pyramid was formed by the 2021 merger of two hotel and resort management companies, creating the most owner-focused, experiential company in the industry and its best workplace. The organization's global portfolio spans more than 240 properties in the U.S., Caribbean and Europe. It maintains offices in Boston; The Woodlands, Texas; Cincinnati; and London. For more information, visit www.benchmarkpyramid.com.

About Northstar Meetings Group
Northstar Meetings Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the business meetings, events, sports and incentives market – including full- and part-time meeting planners, as well as corporate, association, sports and not-for-profit decision-makers, and incentive professionals, facilitating their professional development and achievement of business goals. The company's influential brands – Meetings & ConventionsSuccessful MeetingsAssociations Meetings International, Meetings & Incentive Travel, Meeting NewsIncentive and SportsTravel – currently serve over 500,000 active meeting and event planners and incentive professionals, across an integrated suite of data, digital, events and print products. For more information, please visit NorthstarMeetingsGroup.com.


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