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Westgate Resorts Wins Best Independent Hotel Brand at 2019 American Group Travel Awards

Dec 13, 2019

Orlando, Fla. – Dec. 13, 2019 – Westgate Resorts was named Best Independent Hotel Brand at the 2019 American Group Travel Awards (AGTA) for the fourth year in a row. The awards, which are organized by HotelPlanner.com, recognize leading suppliers and organizations in the North American group travel sector.

Sixteen awards were presented this month at a ceremony in Miami honoring leading organizations ranging from hotels and resorts to ground transportation, city destinations, ocean cruise lines and more.

“All of the nominees continue to raise the bar by providing services that not only meet but exceed customer expectations. It is an honor to celebrate their terrific achievements,” said Tim Hentschel, CEO of HotelPlanner.

Attended by more than 300 industry executives, travel organizers and media publications, the awards show was a successful celebratory night for the group travel industry.

Westgate Resorts features exceptional group travel destinations across the country. Groups can enjoy unique event spaces such as Sunset Key Island at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa, 225,000 square feet of convention space at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, the newly renovated banquet space with 180-degree ocean views at Westgate

Cocoa Beach Pier, or even participate in a team-building cattle drive at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo.

For more information on Westgate Resorts group travel and to explore a diverse collection of hotels with meeting rooms that defy ordinary, please visit https://www.westgateresorts.com/groups-meetings/.

For more information on AGTA, please visit http://americangrouptravelawards.com/.

About Westgate Resorts

Founded in 1982 by David Siegel, Westgate Resorts is the largest privately held timeshare company in the world and one of the largest resort developers in the United States. Headquartered in Orlando, Westgate features 27 themed destination resorts nationwide with more than 14,500 luxury villas and hotel rooms in popular vacation destinations including a strong portfolio of Orlando hotels to fit any travel lifestyle. Most Westgate Resorts locations offer a variety of unique restaurant, retail and spa concepts such as Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, Edge Steakhouse, Westgate Marketplace & Deli and Serenity Spa by Westgate. For more information about Westgate Resorts, visit www.westgateresorts.com. For more information on Westgate Resorts group travel, please visit https://www.westgateresorts.com/groups-meetings/.

About HotelPlanner

HotelPlanner provides group hotel booking services to 3,000 groups per day in the global group travel market. The company’s group hotel booking service ensures the lowest rates by allowing customers to receive quotes online directly from hotel group sales managers. HotelPlanner allows customers to book hotels for business meetings, conferences, conventions, family reunions, weddings, extended stays, tours, military reunions, church events, and group travels. The company also provides mobile applications for booking group hotel reservations. The company owns and operates Meetings.com, a site that provides information, planning and booking services for group, meeting, and individual hotel stays for the corporate, associations and business-to-business enterprises. With a mission statement geared toward, “Bringing People Together,” HotelPlanner & Meetings.com are the global experts for hotel sourcing, providing direct clients and market leading affiliates with unmatched group and event discounted room rates, plus localized service levels not available at other travel companies. Founded in 2002, the company has offices in London, England, (European Headquarters), Hong Kong (Asia Headquarters), West Palm Beach, FL (USA Headquarters) and Las Vegas, Nevada.