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by Matt Alderton | January 13, 2015
Meetings technology company Cvent has released its third annual list of the top 100 hotels for meetings in the United States, it announced today.

Based on activity on the Cvent Supplier Network, the company's online marketplace of meeting venues, ranking were determined by numerous criteria, including total requests for proposals (RFPs), awarded RFPs, total room nights, awarded room nights, major metropolitan area (MMA) market share, conversion rate, and the hotel's unique profile visits.

"Hotels are aggressively competing for group business, which can be a substantial part of their revenue mix and more profitable than leisure or transient business travel," Bharet Malhotra, senior vice president of sales for the Cvent Supplier Network, said in a statement. "This year's list has a number of changes throughout the top 100, including 18 new properties that knocked some off of last year's list. Hotels are constantly investing in upgrades to their meeting and room space as well as their capabilities for supporting meetings and events."

Among this year's top 100, the top 10 were: 

1. ARIA Resort & Casino (Las Vegas) (pictured above)
2. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center (Nashville)
3. The Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casinos (Las Vegas)
4. Omni Nashville Hotel (Nashville)
5. Hyatt Regency Chicago (Chicago)
6. Hilton San Diego Bayfront (San Diego)
7. Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center (Grapevine, Texas)
8. Hilton Anatole (Dallas)
9. Fontainebleau Miami Beach (Miami)
10. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (Las Vegas)

Last year's top hotel was the 2,019-room Hyatt Regency Chicago -- which jumped 55 places from 2013 -- while the prior year's was The Peabody Orlando.

For the complete list of Cvent's Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the United States, visit cvent.com.