-Successful Meetings Honors 2013 BEST Hotels, Conference Centers, CVBs and National Tourist Offices-


THE PALM BEACHES, Fla. (June 13, 2013) - The Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau has received a prestigious Pinnacle Award in the best CVB category from Successful Meetings magazine. The 2013 Pinnacle Awards are the mark of excellence for meeting destinations, hotels and conference centers and recognizes organizations that have done an outstanding job servicing their meetings, incentive travel programs, trade shows and conventions during the previous year. 


"This award is particularly meaningful to the CVB because it reflects the opinions of satisfied meeting planners and guests who have visited The Palm Beaches for business," said CVB President and CEO Jorge Pesquera. "These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and this award demonstrates the Palm Beach County CVB's outstanding commitment to both."


Readers of Successful Meetings - professionals who are decision makers for planning meetings, events, conferences, and incentive programs- voted for the winners of the Pinnacle Awards via online ballots and gave feedback based on their professional experiences worldwide for the top hotels, conference centers, and CVBs.  All winners will be listed in Successful Meetings' annual Pinnacle Registry, published in August, and online at


Located in the heart of the destination's Entertainment District, the two-level Convention Center is just three miles from the Palm Beach International Airport.  With its soaring windows and rich modern accents, the Convention Center is truly a premier convention and meetings facility offering a full-service staff, exceptional culinary talent, and the most comprehensive technology available.  Meeting space includes a 100,000-square-foot exhibit hall, a 25,000-square-foot ballroom, 23,000 square feet of flexible breakout space divisible into 23 rooms, and elevated glass atriums for ample pre-function space. 


Throughout the destination, The Palm Beaches present an exceptional array of venues for any event, with more than 200 hotels offering a total of one million square feet of meeting space.  The area is divided into 15 distinct districts, offering 47 miles of pristine beaches, world-class spas, championship golf, designer and one-of-a-kind boutique shopping, exciting nightlife, endless cultural experiences, and an eclectic culinary scene featuring some of the country's top chefs.  In addition, The Palm Beaches is the premier destination for exciting water sports, bass fishing, Everglades explorations and recreational boating on some of Florida's most beautiful waterways. 


About Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for Palm Beach County, Fla., with a mission to increase visitation, deliver a one of a kind visitor experience, and contribute to the overall economic development in Palm Beach County.  Operating as a non-profit organization, the CVB executes marketing and sales strategies to support Palm Beach County's very critical tourism industry, which annually welcomes approximately five million visitors, supports 45,000 industry jobs, and generates an economic impact of $5 billion in the local economy, and whose contributions on a state level help keep Floridians unburdened by a state income tax.


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