Paragon Casino Resort Receives Meetings Focus Magazine’s “Best of the South Award”

Marksville, LA (Sept. 11, 2015) Paragon Casino Resort has received Meetings Focus Magazine’s prestigious “Best of the South” award, given annually to the finest meeting properties in the South.

Considered one of the most coveted awards in the meetings industry, the “Best of the South Award” is given only to those hotels and resorts that provide the highest level of service and have the premier meeting and event facilities in the South. Votes from corporate and association meeting planners who book programs in the South determine the award.

“Every year our meeting planner readers select the properties that have gone above and beyond to provide great service to their groups,” said Tyler Davidson, chief content director of Meetings Focus. “These exemplary hotels and resorts are shining examples of meeting facilities that provide a wonderful attendee experience, including service, food and beverage, technology, meeting space and other features, that give them the distinction of being the premier meeting sites in their respective regions.”

Paragon has been the recipient of several of the meetings industry’s highest honors and is regularly recognized as an outstanding choice for those looking to book every type of gathering imaginable. Paragon was the only Central Louisiana property to be recognized this year.

“We are quite honored to receive this award,” said Chris Barbry, Paragon’s Acting General Manager. “This is a testament not only to Paragon’s wonderful facilities, but to a skilled, attentive and versatile staff. As a result, meeting planners choose Paragon for their meetings, and return year after year.”

Paragon offers Las Vegas-style slots and table games in its 64,000 square foot casino. Additionally, there are seven distinct dining options, shopping, a three-screen cinema, Kids Quest, a spa and salon, three pools, a fitness center, an 18-hole golf course situated on the Audubon Golf Trail, and a full service RV resort. Paragon also boasts 75,000 square feet of meeting space. The Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center consists of over 30,000 square feet of the total function area, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology designed to accommodate conferences, banquets, receptions and concerts of any size. Comfortable and versatile, the conference facility has the flexibility to accommodate groups as small as 10 or as large as 2,500. Paragon offers impeccable service, sensible pricing and an experienced staff that can cater to the needs of any group.

The winning hotels and resorts were recognized in the September 2015 issue of the magazine.