RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 1, 2021—Richmond Marriott Downtown has received a Readers’ Choice Award from ConventionSouth, the South’s leading meetings industry magazine.

Over 40,000 convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs), meeting facilities and hotels were nominated from all over the Southern United States, and only 415 nationally received recognition in the magazine’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards.

ConventionSouth is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country who book meetings held in the South. Throughout the year, meeting professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites were then compiled into an online ballot where meeting professionals and fans could vote for the best of the best.

Since the award’s creation in 2001, this is the first time that Richmond Marriott Downtown has received the honor. Richmond Marriott Downtown will be featured as an award recipient in the December 2021 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth.

“We are incredibly grateful to be recognized by ConventionSouth’s readers and fans,” said Connie Brewer, director of sales & marketing for White Lodging, which is one of the country’s leading hotel management companies and operates the Richmond Marriott Downtown. “Our goal is to provide our guests with a safe and convenient stay, and we’re so honored our dedication to customer service was recognized by top meeting professionals who hold events in Richmond.”

The newly remodeled Richmond Marriott Downtown provides modern amenities, first-class service and access to nearby dining and entertainment venues, with a prime location that allows guests to experience Richmond’s culture on foot, or by taking the complimentary shuttle to the area’s top destinations. The hotel provides the ideal location to host large events with meeting space that can accommodate up to 1,600 guests.

ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Richmond Marriott Downtown has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said Ashleigh Osborne, ConventionSouth associate publisher. “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that Richmond Marriott Downtown indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”

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