McKinney CVB Earns ConventionSouth Top 50 in 2015 Designation

McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau Is Honored With ConventionSouth’s Prestigious Top New/Renovated Meeting Site Award

Only 50 meeting sites and destinations in the South selected

GULF SHORES, Ala. (Oct. 27, 2015)—It is with great honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events held in the South, present McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau with a 2016 Top New or Renovated Meeting Site Award.
“ConventionSouth readers are constantly seeking information on the newest and like-new meeting sites in the South in order to offer their attendees the most modern facilities available, and this is why we are honored to bestow McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau with a Top New or Renovated Meeting Site Award,” said ConventionSouth Associate Publisher Marcia Bradford. “After a lengthy review of what McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau now has to offer meeting planners
and attendees, we feel it indeed displays a superior commitment to providing groups with the top-of-the-line amenities and service that they require.”

McKinney's CVB staff was excited to hear the news of this designation.

"Our organization has always worked diligently to provide planning professionals and their attendees with the best possible experience when they choose to host a meeting or event in one of McKinney’s unique venues. We're thankful to have such wonderful tourism partners across the city - venues, hotels, restaurants and attractions - who share our enthusiasm for showcasing our city to all who visit here," said Dee-dee Guerra, Executive Director for the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Over the past year, with the opening of a couple new hotels and some beautiful new venues, including the new Sheraton McKinney Hotel and the city-owned Conference Center, we've been able to offer more opportunities than ever before to the small meetings market. These new properties have also resulted in increased staff efforts toward serving the meeting and event planning market."

McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau is among an elite list of 50 meeting facilities [and meeting support providers] located across the South to receive this year’s Top New or Renovated Meeting Site Award. As part of the recognition, McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau is featured as an award recipient in the December 2015 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth magazine. This issue showcases ConventionSouth's Readers’ Choice Award Winners and some of the most talented meeting professionals in the nation as ConventionSouth also presents planners with its annual “Meeting Professionals To Watch” designation.

“Featuring peer advice and trade secrets from our Meeting Professionals to Watch in 2016, our Awards Issue is one of the most popular must-read resources within the meetings industry,” Bradford said.

Celebrating 30-plus years as a leading meeting planning resource, ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., and is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country who book meetings held within the South, according to Bradford.

"We want to issue a heartfelt thank you to ConventionSouth readers for honoring our organization and our city with this designation," Guerra said.