The High Country Conference Center has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Gold Key Award by Meetings & Conventions magazine, an honor bestowed upon some of the finest meeting properties in the world.

Winners of this award of excellence were nominated and selected by readers of the magazine, who based their votes on the overall professionalism and quality of the property.

Winning properties were selected based on industry criteria, including staff attitude, quality of meeting rooms, quality of guest services, food and beverage service, proficiency of handling reservations, availability of technical/support equipment and range of recreational facilities.

“This is great recognition for NAU as well as for the High Country Conference Center,” said Moses Debord, general manager of the center. “It shows our commitment to providing a high level of service and puts us in the company of some excellent venues around the world.”

This year, the readers honored 144 domestic and 21 international hotels and resorts as Gold Key winners, all of which will be featured in Meetings & Conventions’ Gold Awards issue published in November.