Grand View Lodge Honored with Prestigious Platinum Choice Award by Smart Meetings Magazine

Grand View Lodge Honored with Prestigious Platinum Choice Award by Smart Meetings Magazine

Grand View Lodge, a Minnesota-based luxury resort, spa and conference, and event facility, announced today that it has been the recipient of Smart Meetings magazine’s Platinum Choice Award. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in service and amenities among meeting facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Out of thousands of qualified properties and organizations, Grand View Lodge was among the few chosen by readers as one of the top meeting hotels in North America. According to the press release issued by Smart Meetings, “winners earn this recognition by setting exemplary standards in a range of categories, including ambience, amenities, breadth of resources, facility quality, guest services, meeting space, meeting packages, recreational activities, restaurant and dining facilities, staff attitude and technical support.”

“It is always an honor when our guests are the ones who acknowledge our service and amenities as outstanding,” said Mark Ronnei, general manager at Grand View Lodge. “We strive to make our customers’ stay special. Whether it be for a meeting, special occasion, or pure leisure, we want them to leave feeling they received the best of everything, and this award just further confirms we are doing something right.”

Marin Bright, founder and publisher of Smart Meetings.

Marin Bright, founder and publisher of Smart Meetings

“Our 2011 winners set the bar high in every way, not the least of which is having staff with a positive, can-do attitude that allows them to exceed expectations across the board,” said Marin Bright, founder and publisher of Smart Meetings.

Winners were chosen by readers, who voted for their favorites over a two-month period, with additional input from editors and industry experts.

Grand View Lodge will be part of an elite group of honorees celebrated in the December issue of Smart Meetings magazine and on its website, To keep up with Grand View Lodge’s latest news, events and special promotions please visit the resort on Facebook and become a fan. For additional resort information and to find out about meeting and event spaces, visit or call 1-866-801-2951.

About Grand View Lodge
Grand View Lodge is a family, golf and spa resort located on Gull Lake in the Brainerd lakes area. Since 1919, Grand View Lodge has provided guests vacation experiences with a wide variety of restaurants, seasonal activities and lodging options. Owned and operated by the Cote family, Grand View Lodge has Grand View Lodge has provided guests with relaxing vacation experiences for more than 90 years. Its roots grow deep in the history of the Brainerd Lakes area. Selected in 1979 for the National Registry of Historic Places. Grand View Lodge’s Main Lodge offers one of the most well-preserved examples of early resort log construction in existence today. For more information, please visit

About Smart Meetings
Smart Meetings is published monthly, in print, digitally and online, by Bright Business Media, LLC, a multimedia company based in Sausalito, Calif. BBM also hosts, an award-winning, interactive website, and produces The Smart Meeting and The Smart Mart, live events connecting meeting planners with hoteliers and destination representatives.