Unique Venues Announces the 20+ Winners of Its Second Annual 'Best Of' Awards in Winter Magazine

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The Best Of awards gives us the opportunity to applaud the independent venues that have gone above and beyond during the course of the year and also the chance to shine a spotlight on our niche market and show how it impacts the greater industry.

Award season is here. As the year comes to a close, it’s time for a barrage of year-end “best of” lists in the worlds of entertainment, dining, and journalism, among others. One of the most important in the hospitality market, however, is the Unique Venues Best Of Awards, a truly one of a kind accolade that recognizes non-traditional meeting and event venues that have made a difference for planners and the industry as a whole.

Now back for its second year, the prized UVys (U-Vees) have been awarded to venues in categories ranging from “best venue on a per diem,” “best farm-to-table venue,” “best reunion spot,” “best day meeting center,” and 16 additional titles, all voted on by readers. The magazine also details five winners of marketing awards, as well as the distinguished Professional of the Year. Each winner is recognized in the latest, Winter Issue, of Unique Venues magazine, which will be delivered the first week of December.

“The Best Of awards gives us the opportunity to applaud the independent venues that have gone above and beyond during the course of the year and also the chance to shine a spotlight on our niche market and show how it impacts the greater industry,” says Unique Venues Founder Michele Nichols. “All of our winners are true trendsetters and leaders. They’re pushing the envelope, challenging peers in new, innovative ways, and providing services and benefits that haven’t been done before.”

In addition to the Best Of awards, the new Winter Issue has 100 total pages full of rich content specifically for meeting and event planners, including a forecast of the 2016 trends in food and décor, technology, and meeting organization from a series of experts from MPI, HSMAI, and ISES. There’s also a tour of some beautiful winter wonderlands—from lodges and cruise ships—that are downright delightful this time of year, and advice on overcoming holiday stress and organizing hybrid meetings when winter weather hits. As always, the magazine also provides a signature drink and food recipe that planners can use in upcoming events.

The magazine is distributed free of charge to 15,000+ professional and accredited planners in the U.S. and Canada. As well, the magazine is delivered electronically to an additional 36,000+ professional and freelance planners. To join the mailing list for Unique Venues magazine, simply register here.

In addition, the UniqueVenues.com website features a comprehensive database of all member listings including contact information, photo and video galleries, menus, meeting room capacities, a free RFP service and more.

About Unique Venues
Unique Venues has been the go-to source for non-conventional meeting and event venues, and the planners looking for them, for the past 29 years. The marketing and membership company has grown to be the largest online database in the U.S. and Canada with member venues including colleges and universities, historical and cultural venues, arenas and stadiums, camps and retreat centers, conferences and business centers and other special event venues. Services include free RFP submissions, assisted searches and magazine distribution three times a year that helps planners find the perfect fit every time.

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Michele Nichols
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