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The Riviera Nayarit wins Smart Meetings’ 2020 Platinum Choice Award

  • The leading MICE segment magazine acknowledges CVBs, hotels, and places for their high standards and excellence in services and amenities.

The Riviera Nayarit, via its Convention and Visitors Bureau, won the 2020 Platinum Choice award given by Smart Meetings magazine—a leader in the MICE segment—for epitomizing excellence in meetings tourism.

The Platinum Choice Awards honor the top-ranked hotels, venues, and CVBs that exhibit the highest standards in service and amenities; since 2003 they have become a prestigious benchmark among event planners in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

To grant these awards, MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions) professionals and Smart Meetings readers cast their votes based on the atmosphere, amenities, extent of resources, quality of facilities, dining options, and technical assistance, among others, and each nomination receives a thorough review by the magazine’s editorial team to select the final winners.

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Commitment to excellence

Eric Haase, CEO and founder of Smart Meetings, highlighted the leadership and contribution to the tourism industry by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) during what has been one of the most challenging years for tourism in general.

“The Riviera Nayarit rose to the occasion and supported its partners; they are a shining example of leadership and can be proud of the contribution they have made. Their commitment to excellence is commendable, so I encourage them to continue to set the bar high.”


Marc Murphy, managing director of the OVC Riviera Nayarit, said about the award: “We are very pleased to receive this recognition from one of the most important meetings tourism magazines in the world, which tells us that we are doing something right in the Riviera Nayarit, a destination that continues to position itself among the most exclusive in Mexico, preferred for the high quality of its services, its first class infrastructure, and the warmth of its people.”



The 2020 Platinum Choice winners will be announced in the December digital edition of Smart Meetings Magazine, which will include a special section exclusively for the winners that will be seen by more than 65,000 meeting professionals.


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The work done by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (OVC) is reflected in awards such as the Platinum Choice 2020, which positions the destination as one of the best on a global scale and denotes the importance for hotels, restaurants, government authorities, tourism service providers, and society in general, to improve the experience of those who visit us.