• November 7, 2017

ACCESS Leads “Best DMC” Categories in First Annual Stella Awards

1st Annual Stella Award Winner

San Diego – November 6th, 2017 – ACCESS is pleased to announce a strong showing in the First Annual Stella Awards – “celebrating excellence in meetings and business events” for 2017.

Created to give recognition to, “organizations from around the globe that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals”, ACCESS was the most decorated DMC, winning Best DMC in the Northeast and Far West regions, in addition to being named a finalist in the Midwest and Southwest regions.

Northstar Meetings Group Senior VP and Chief Content Director Lori Cioffi said, “Planners can refer with confidence to the Stella Awards list when choosing services and locations for their upcoming meetings. These honorees are standouts and…have demonstrated their commitment to helping planners pull off a flawless event.”

ACCESS CEO Chris Lee commented, “We’re honored to have been recognized by the voters, our clients, and the Stella awards panel of judges.  All ACCESS locations work hard to provide an unparalleled experience for our clients, and this recognition serves as testament to the high level of quality and service our customers have come to expect.”



Founded in 1969, ACCESS sets the standard for excellence in award-winning destination management services and event production throughout North America and the world.  Through a global alliance with Pacific World and Amstar, ACCESS serves over 100 destinations throughout 30 countries. With global reach and local expertise, ACCESS meets client objectives and exceeds expectations for corporate, incentive and association groups.