Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau Earns Smart Meetings 2022 Platinum Choice Award

December 06, 2022

Visit Pasadena recognized as a top-ranked destination

Pasadena, California (December 6, 2022) - Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau, known as Visit Pasadena, has been selected as a Smart Meetings 2022 Platinum Choice Awards Winner. The Platinum Choice Awards honor the hospitality industry’s top-ranked hotels and destinations that display the highest standards of overall excellence in service and amenities.

“This is such a rewarding honor for the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau as we see a return to in-person events at Pasadena’s iconic venues.” said Kristin McGrath, Executive Director of Visit Pasadena. “From business meetings, conferences, conventions to summer music, epic football and soccer face-offs, there’s a renewed energy in the meetings and travel space. We are delighted to help meeting planners create successful, engaging, and impactful events.”

At the Pasadena Convention Center and Civic Auditorium, attendee turnout has consistently been overperforming with events such as Lightbox Expo, Anime Pasadena, Eric Chou World Tour, America’s Got Talent, the Golden State Tattoo Expo, The Boyz World Tour, and more. As the Pasadena Center Operating Company wraps up 2022, new events continue to be added to the roster for the upcoming year, such as Pasadena Comic Con, ONEUS, Giggles & Grooves “Valentine’s Day Edition”, AlienCon, MonsterPalooza, Bernadette Peters, and more on the calendar of events.

“Our hotels, restauranteurs, attractions, and cultural assets have really stepped up to deliver safe, seamless hospitality and engaging experiences as gatherings begin to inspire connection and joy once again,” said Michael Ross, CEO of the Pasadena Center Operating Company. “We are thrilled to celebrate this prestigious award as Pasadena welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors to our enriching activities, holiday festivities, and the Tournament of Roses New Year’s celebrations and sporting events.”

Visit Pasadena also manages the Visitor Hotline to assist tourists with information about the Tournament of Roses festivities.

About Visit Pasadena

The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Pasadena) is a non-profit marketing organization dedicated to promoting Pasadena as a leading meeting, convention and leisure travel destination. It is responsible for the sales and marketing efforts to attract meetings, conventions, events, and leisure travel. Through the impact of travel, Visit Pasadena enhances the local economy for the well-being of the community. For more information, go to Follow us on Instagram and Facebook at @VisitPasadena.