3 TIMES ON LIST

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center continues to build on its sterling reputation as a luxury ho-tel while at the same time serving as a teaching environment for the hospitality industry. This year marked its seventh in a row receiving AAA’s prestigious Four Diamond Award for lodging, and it maintains a one-to-one service employee-to-guest ratio, ensuring highly trained staff are available for every guest’s needs.

The Hotel at Kirk-wood Center has be-come a go-to spot for many private and corporate events since opening in 2010. The 19,000-square foot meeting space includes a ballroom, conference rooms, culinary labs, an atrium and a 100-seat executive technology amphitheater, while its outdoor patio provides the perfect open-air location for weddings, cocktail parties or private dinners.

– Jeff Holmes

1ST RUNNER UP: DoubleTree by Hilton

2ND RUNNER UP: National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library