Cranwell Resort Wins ‘Best of the East’ Meetings Award

Cranwell Mansion Ballroom

Cranwell Mansion Ballroom

(LENOX, Mass.) – Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort was recently recognized by Meetings Focus East Magazine, a leading conference planners’ publication, for a “Best of the East” Award, the eighth time the resort has been honored with this distinction. Cranwell is the only Berkshire venue to have been recognized as such, and was honoraed alongside well known hotels, resorts and conference centers such as the Westin Copley Place, the Hotel Viking, Mohegan Sun, Stowe Mountain Lodge, Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel & Conference Center, Foxwoods Resort Casino, and Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa.

Readers of Meetings Focus East are polled annually for their favorite meeting properties in the East based on the following criteria: quality of the meeting space; guest rooms; guest services and amenities; food and beverage service; the efficiency and helpfulness of staff; high-tech services and equipment; recreational facilities and activities; and overall value and experience.

Cranwell continues to be a popular venue for meeting planners throughout the Northeast due to the vast array of activities and resources offered by the resort’s conference planning group.  They recently developed a new Activities Guide to enhance meetings with a host of group activities, from Team Challenges like Scavenger Hunts to Culinary Experiences such as “Beer Here” and

“Hors d’oeuvres at the Chef’s Table”. In addition to wellness activities and seminars or golf and tennis contests, Cranwell can also arrange drumming workshops or social dancing instruction

Conveniently located in the heart of the Berkshires in western Massachusetts, Cranwell has long been a favorite destination for meetings and events for up 200 guests. Cranwell features 15,000 square feet of event space including a spacious ballroom with panoramic hilltop views and a stately board room in an historic Gilded Age Mansion. The property offers wireless internet access throughout the resort.


Cranwell in Lenox, Mass.

Cranwell in Lenox, Mass.


Cranwell is located just over two hours from New York City and Boston in the historic New England village of Lenox, Massachusetts.  This award-winning resort features 114 distinctive guest rooms and suites, an 18-hole historic golf course set on 380 hilltop acres, and is home to one of the largest resort Spas in the Northeast. With three restaurants and spacious banquet rooms, Cranwell also hosts numerous year-round conferences, weddings and social events.

Cranwell Resort received the Trip Advisor “2015 Certificate of Excellence” and is listed in Zagat’s “Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas”.  Additional recognitions include SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award for one of “Best Spa Resorts for Golf” and the Wine Spectator Magazine Award for Excellence.

Cranwell is a partner with Stash Hotel Rewards®, an innovative hotel rewards program that enables travelers to quickly earn free nights at distinctive, independent hotels without blackouts or expiration date restrictions.  The resort is a also a member of Historic Hotels of America, which preserves the authenticity of over 200 of America’s most prominent historic hotels and inns.



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