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Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

We proposed an idea to all our properties: set your best, most creative banquet table in three minutes or less, and send us the video. We were blown away by the response, enthusiasm, and creativity! Nearly 200 properties, from across the globe, competed in the First Annual Banquet Table World Championship on Wednesday, May 17th. We narrowed the impressive list down to the top 15, and gave everyone a chance to vote. It was a close competition, but the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center came out on top, winning the grand prize of $1,000 USD to support their Associate Appreciation Week celebrations!

We would also like to recognize the impressive runners up, who came up just shy. The Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel came in second place, and Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa in Dubai finished in third. You can view the entry videos for these teams and all other finalists here. Thank you all for participating!