GALENA, Ill. (Dec. 1, 2020) – Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa is honored to announce that is the proud winner of a prestigious Stella Award from North Star Meeting Group. The destination resort received Gold in the Regional Hotel Category for the Best Golf Resort in the Midwest for the second year in a row. Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa features the new Highlands Restaurant and Lounge 289, and four golf courses including one of the top one hundred golf courses in the country, The General.

The Stella Awards are the meeting industry’s highest honor, recognizing hotels, convention centers, conference centers, airlines, cruise lines, DMOs/CVBs and DMCs that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals.

“We are ecstatic to receive such a prestigious award, as the Stella Awards reinforces the level of excellence that Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa delivers to all resort and golf guests each day,” says Colin Sanderson, director of sales and marketing at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. “The incredibly talented resort team aims to create the best experiences possible for our guests, and we couldn’t be more honored with the recognition we’ve received from our industry peers, meeting and event planners, golf enthusiasts and the surrounding communities.”

Winners of the 2020 Stella Awards were recognized for achieving overall excellence, superb food and beverage, professionalism of staff, technology innovations, and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience. This year, nearly 7,000 votes were cast from around the world for the 553 destinations, hotels and service providers nominated in 17 categories in six regions in the United States and worldwide. Winners were selected for achieving overall excellence, superb food and beverage, professionalism of staff, sustainability initiatives, and other critical aspects of the meetings and events experience. Finalists in each category were determined by meeting planners during an open voting period. Winners were then selected by an expert panel of judges overseen by the editors of Northstar leading brands, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings, Meetings News and Incentive. You can review a list of this year’s Stella Award winners, as well as more about the awards program, here.

To celebrate the 2020 Stella Award winners – as well as the people and places that make the meetings and events industry great – Northstar Meetings Group will present the first annual Stella Awards Virtual Showcase, which will be streamed live on Dec. 2, 2020, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. The Stella Awards Virtual Showcase – a live program with contributors from around the world – will feature the 2020 winners across several top categories and provide perspective on the industry’s shared future. The event will also feature special surprise guest appearances from celebrities and industry influencers. In addition, the program will support the Above and Beyond Foundation, which is providing urgent aid and grants to hospitality workers affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

For more information about Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, its 2020 Stella Award recognition, award-winning golf offerings, or to book a reservation, please visit www.eagleridge.com or call 800-892.2269.

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About Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is located 150 miles west of Chicago within The Galena Territory, a 6,800-acre recreational, residential and resort community six miles southeast of the historic town of Galena, Ill. The resort’s grounds include 63 holes on four award-winning golf courses, and accommodations that range from quaint Inn rooms to more than 250 villas and distinctive homes. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa has 15,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space and beautiful conference homes which regularly accommodate corporate groups, banquets and weddings. Other features include award-winning restaurants, the new golf complex featuring Highlands restaurant, Pro Shop and Country Store, the tranquil Stonedrift Spa, and an incredible selection of outdoor activities including miles of biking, hiking and horseback riding trails, as well as tennis, hot air balloon rides, boating and fishing on the picturesque 225-acre Lake Galena. For reservations or additional information, call (800) 892-2269 or visit www.eagleridge.com.

About About Northstar Meetings Group
Northstar Meetings Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the business meetings, events, sports and incentives market – including full- and part-time meeting planners, as well as corporate, association, sports and not-for-profit decision-makers, and incentive professionals, facilitating their professional development and achievement of business goals. The company’s influential brands – Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Association Meetings International, Meetings & Incentive Travel, M&C Asia, M&C China, Meeting News, Incentive and SportsTravel – currently serve over 350,000 active meeting and event planners and incentive professionals, across an integrated suite of data, digital, events and print products. For more information, please visit NorthstarMeetingsGroup.com.