TEXAS A&M HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER RECIEVES TOP HONORS FOR BEST FOOD & BEVERAGE AND BEST ON-SITE SUPPORT STAFF IN THE SOUTHWEST
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS (November 5, 2021) - The Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels 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 Food and Beverage, Southwest Region
- Gold Medal, Best On-Site Support Staff, Southwest Region
- Silver Medal, Best Hotel/Resort, Southwest Region
- Silver Medal, Best Sustainability Initiative, Southwest Region
- Bronze Medal, Best Hotel/Resort Event Space (On-Site), Southwest Region
“It is an extreme honor to win just one Stella Award,” said Greg Stafford, General Manager of the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center. “Receiving five coveted Stella Awards 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 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, more than 6,000 votes were cast from around the world for the 603 destinations, hotels and service providers nominated in 17 categories across six regions in the United States and worldwide.
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 2021 Stella Award winners and finalists,” said Loren Edelstein, vice president and content director for Northstar Meetings Group. “All of the honorees truly represent excellence in the meetings and events industry as valued and respected suppliers. We’re delighted to recognize the best of the best once again, especially as the industry recovers from the pandemic. Thank you to this year’s winners for supporting meeting and event professionals so capably during such difficult times.”
To learn the winners of the 2021 Stella Awards and to view the Stella Awards Virtual Showcase 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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