Readers of INCENTIVE have recognized these select Platinum Partner winners for their excellence as incentive industry suppliers through an online voting process that took place in Spring 2016. 

The industry's most qualified corporate decision-makers marked their selections for the best travel destinations and suppliers in their field — the people, places and services that helped them most in motivating their employees and customers over the past year.

Partner with this list of outstanding suppliers to make your incentive programs the best they can be!

 

Scroll down to see the complete list of 2016 Platinum Partners winners, grouped by Merchandise, Gift Card and Travel categories.

 

2016 Platinum Partners
Highlighted Winners

Click on the logos below for more information to contact these select Platinum Partners winners before planning your next incentive program. You'll also find links to learn more.

Gift Card Fulfillment

(866) 812-8543

Gift.cards@applebees.com

Storefront.wgiftcard.com/applebees

www.applebees.com/gift-cards

 

APPLEBEE'S

THESE GIFT CARDS ARE SO HOT, THEY'RE WOOD FIRED.

 

Applebee’s has ripped out the old grills and replaced them with brand new wood fired grills in all their restaurants around the country. That means hand-cut USDA Choice top sirloin steaks, bone-in chops, salmon and chicken; all grilled over American split oak for smoky perfection that everyone will love. The Wood Fired Grill is here but you can always find Applebee’s favorites like All-In Burgers, apps, ribs, handhelds, inventive entrées and more. Whether you’re looking for incentives, gifts or rewards, these gift cards offer something for everyone.

Applebee’s gift cards are available in either plastic or digital formats and can be used at over 2,000 U.S. and Canadian locations.

 

Hal Davis, North America Sales Manager

H.Davis@aruba.com

www.Aruba.com

ARUBA

ONE HAPPY ISLAND

 

Boasting year-round cooling trade winds and a constant 82-degree temperature—along with an impressive selection of engaging and beautiful resorts and meeting spaces that are complimented by enthralling land and sea activities accompanied by world-class cuisine—Aruba, One happy island, is the ideal destination for group meetings and incentive travel.

Aruba offers a breezy transition into Caribbean life with locals who speak English and accept U.S. currency. A convenient direct flight away from more than ten major U.S. cities, Aruba continues to attract an array of meetings and incentive travel groups year after year.   

 

(877) 370-1234    

CorporateGiftCards@BestBuy.com

www.BestBuy.com/B2BGiftCards

 

BEST BUY®

UNFORGETTABLE REWARDS FOR EVERY ACHIEVEMENT

 

The award-winning Best Buy® corporate gift card program allows you to give rewards they’ll use long after the deal closes, anniversary passes or project ends.

Premium perks for your business include competitive volume discounts, free two-day shipping, convenient one-day e-mail delivery on e-gift cards and no program fees. These desirable features lead Incentive magazine readers to continuously honor the Best Buy gift card program with the Platinum Partners Award.

Available in any denomination between $5 and $2,000, the gift cards and e-gift cards are easy to redeem in store or online and have no expiration date.

No fees. No expiration dates. Just happiness.™

 

Adrienne Forrest, Vice President, Bulova Corporate Sales
(800) 228-5682

corporatesales@bulova.com

www.BulovaCorporateSales.com

BULOVA

CORPORATE GIFTING AT ITS BEST

 

Commemorate a milestone. Reward exceptional performance. Provide incentive for continued achievement. There are many reasons for corporate gifting, but only one choice—Bulova. Because nothing speaks as personally as a Bulova timepiece, a classic American brand known for innovation, craftsmanship and advanced technology since 1875.

Tap into the expertise of our seasoned Corporate Sales team, uniquely qualified to work with you to create and customize the perfect gift for your needs. Choose from recognized brand names, hundreds of styles and budget-right options that include all Bulova brands, Caravelle New York and Bulova Clocks as well as licensed partners Harley-Davidson Timepieces and The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Bulova’s Gift In Time program can transform any event gifting into a thoughtful, customized experience. With a choice of recognized brand names and hundreds of styles, we can create a program that meets your corporate needs. Your best solution for any business program.
 

 

 

CANON U.S.A 

A LEADING PROVIDER OF CONSUMER, BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL DIGITAL IMAGING SOLUTIONS

 

Canon is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. For every person that deserves a reward or incentive, Canon has a product to fit their lifestyle: EOS Digital SLR Cameras, PowerShot Digital Cameras, PIXMA All-In-One Photo and Office Printers, VIXIA Full HD Camcorders, Binoculars and more. Experienced sales representatives are available to help you select the “picture perfect” product. Make your vision a reality with the endless possibilities Canon technology has to offer. Capture quality photos and video with outstanding performance and creative flexibility.

Whether raising your game to SLR level photography or having fun with a feature-rich, versatile SLR, the EOS 80D, pictured left, is your answer. It features an impressive 45-point all cross-type AF system, a powerful 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF for Live View shooting. Complementing the EOS 80D's advanced operation are built-in wireless connectivity and Full HD 60p movies. 

 

(800) 321-1023 EXT 8144

corporate_gifts@citizenwatch.com

www.CitizenPremium.com

CITIZEN

THE POWER OF LIGHT

 

A leader in the watch industry and true manufacture d’horlogerie, Citizen pushes the boundaries of timekeeping technology.  It starts with a simple, yet revolutionary, concept: a watch that never needs a battery.  Citizen’s Eco-Drive® technology harnesses the power of light—from any natural or artificial light source—and converts it to energy which is stored in a permanently rechargeable lithium-ion cell.  It recharges continuously in any kind of light to run forever.

The Proximity, pictured left, is Citizen’s latest breakthrough—a watch that utilizes Bluetooth® technology with your smartphone. Once paired to your iOS or android device, it automatically syncs time and date, and gives visual and vibrating notifications for calls, emails, texts, social media and more.  Best of all, Proximity requires zero wires and zero plugs for charging.  Using Eco-Drive technology, it’s powered by light and never needs a battery change.

 

DUBAI

THE WORLD'S ULTIMATE REWARD DESTINATION

 

For more than 14.2 million people who have come to the city from around the world during the past year, Dubai has become a complete incentive travel destination, after successfully establishing one of the most dynamic business and leisure offerings anywhere on earth. 

Dubai is the fourth most visited city globally and recorded 7.5 percent growth in visitor numbers in 2015. nearly 20 percent of these visitors come for conferences, exhibitions, corporate meetings and incentives, helping the city become the first choice meeting destination for the Middle East and Africa. It has also climbed to 11th in the "Top 25 Meeting Destinations in Europe, Middle East and Africa."

And with conference venues that can accommodate everything from 10 people to tens of thousands of guests, the opportunities to mix business with leisure are limitless.

 

 

 Tel. + 377 93 506 500

montecarlo@fairmont.com

www.fairmont.com/montecarlo

 

FAIRMONT MONTE CARLO

WHERE DOING BUSINESS BECOMES THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

 

7 floors built on the sea, 602 rooms and suites, 30,000 sq feet of meeting and banqueting space, 3 restaurants and bars, the Fairmont Monte Carlo is an exceptional vessel moored at the heart of one of the most renowned destinations in the world. Rethought in the style of a Mediterranean cruise thanks to a €45 million renovation program, its interior design shows off the most beautiful views over the sea, with a new décor highlighting nautical themes in the rooms, the atmosphere at the bar, and the flavors in the restaurants.

The Fairmont Monte Carlo invites you to experience our theatrical events and culinary offerings, discovering the ultimate setting of its roof top deck, restaurant, pool, lounge bar and unique Willow Stream Spa. Your stay here becomes a novel experience, perfectly balanced between wide open spaces and intimate comforts; the latest technology and a warm personalized welcome.

 

 

Fiesta Americana Grand Meetings Mexico Group Desk

(800) 345-5094

lina.tovar@posadas.com

www.fiestamericanagrand.com/meetingsmexico

 

FIESTA AMERICANA GRAND MEETINGS MEXICO

FOR OVER 45 YEARS WE'VE BEEN MEXICO'S LEADING HOTELS AND RESORTS...AND WE'RE JUST GETTING STARTED

 

Our award-winning properties offer an unparalleled, authentic regional experience in Mexico’s most sought after destinations. We have redefined the meeting experience with service and amenities that are second to none. Discover the finest hotels. Warm, courteous Mexican hospitality. Authentic 5-star cuisine. 

 

Dennis O. Borst, President / COO, 
Patriot Marketing Group, dba Foot Locker Gift Card Sales

giftcards@footlockergiftcard.com

(800) 690-5996, (310) 360-4048

www.FootLockerGiftCard.com

 

FOOT LOCKER AND CHAMPS SPORTS

FOOT LOCKER AND CHAMPS SPORTSGIFT CARDS ARE YOUR ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL INCENTIVE, RECOGNITION, ENGAGEMENT AND PROMOTIONAL REWARD SOLUTION

 

Foot Locker and Champs Sports are the world's largest athletic specialty retailers, offering a broad selection of brand name footwear and apparel to meet today's sport and fashion needs. Our gift cards are redeemable at Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker and Champs Sports.

Foot Locker and Champs Sports Gift Cards are available in a traditional plastic format as well as a virtual eCard format, in either U.S. or Canadian Dollars. All of our cards are redeemable in-store and online.

Foot Locker and Champs Sports Gift Cards never expire and there are never fees applied for non-use.

 

 

 

 

Robert Ward, Director of Sales, Ovations Rewards

(773) 799-8300 

robert.ward@frhi.com

www.frhi.com/ovationrewards

 

FRHI

TREAT YOUR EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE TO EXTRAORDINARY TRAVEL WITH OVATION REWARDS FROM FAIRMONT RAFFLES HOTELS INTERNATIONAL

 

A company’s success is a reflection of its people; those who work proudly and tirelessly to deliver their best work every day. Individual efforts and achievements often warrant more than a thank you or round of applause. For those occasions, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International is proud to offer Ovation Rewards.

Ovation Rewards certificates are accepted at the luxurious Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel hotels & resorts in 34 countries. Presented in a stylish package ready for giving, each certificate is valid for one night’s stay and includes breakfast for two, taxes and gratuities. 

Make an impression on your employees or clients by giving the gift of Ovation Rewards. The dedicated Ovation Rewards reservations line is ready to help travelers plan their next great adventure.

 

Joe Hafenscher, VP Sales, Special Markets

(800) 869-8600, x535803

jhafenscher@fujifilm.com

www.fujifilmincentives.com

 

FUJIFILM

VALUE FROM INNOVATION

 

Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2015, the company had global revenues of $22.68 billion. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship.

Featured products include:

Fujifilm Instax Share Printer

Mini 90 Neo Retro Camera

Fujinon Techno Stabilization Binoculars

XP90 Rugged Camera

X-T10 Digital Camera

 

The Home Depot Corporate Gift Card Program

(866) 232-9040

corporategiftcards@homedepot.suth.com

www.HomeDepot.com/giftcards

 

THE HOME DEPOT

THE HOME DEPOT CORPORATE GIFT CARD

 

The Home Depot Gift Card is the perfect tool to help you quickly and easily let your employees know how much you enjoy working with them and that you understand their needs. Today’s homeowners invest a significant amount of their discretionary income on home improvement, and people choose The Home Depot when they need something for their home. So give them what they really want. The Home Depot Gift Card inspires improvement and empowers people to realize their home’s true beauty. Available in plastic and eGift card options in flexible dollar amounts, The Home Depot Gift Card is redeemable in-store or online and has no fees or expiration dates.

When it comes to letting employees know how much you appreciate them, there is no better thank you than the gift of doing.

 

Debi DeBenedetto

(239) 252-2379

Debide@colliergov.net

www.MeetinParadise.com

 

NAPLES, MARCO ISLAND AND THE EVERGLADES

PRISTINE BEACHES. LUXURIOUS RESORTS AND HOTELS. DECADENTLY DELICIOUS DINING.

 

There are many reasons it’s called Paradise. Combining tropical elegance and sophisticated excitement, planners have discovered that the ideal destination for incentive meetings is in Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades on Florida’s Paradise Coast.

Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades offer world-class accommodations and venues your attendees will never forget. Stay in sprawling luxury resorts or elegant boutique hotels, many featuring excellent restaurants, spas, state-of-the-art conference facilities and stunning ballrooms. In fact, Florida’s Paradise Coast is home to six award-winning beachfront resorts.

For those who live by the philosophy of “work hard, play hard,” Florida’s Paradise Coast has an abundance of unique sights, restaurants, art and more for attendees to enjoy. Relax on 30 miles of white sand beaches. Find yourself amid the unspoiled beauty of Marco Island, named No. 1 Island in the United States in the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.

Your Meeting Paradise is ready in Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades.

 

 

 

OMAHA STEAKS

OMAHA STEAKS WILL MAKE YOU LOOK GOOD!

 

Omaha Steaks®, a family-owned company with 99 years of experience, markets a wide variety of exceptional grain-fed beef and enticing gourmet foods.

Specialized to facilitate successful motivational, promotional and reward programs, Omaha Steaks B2B incentive programs have flexibility to fit every budget. There are many gourmet selections and custom packages can be created. . . all backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Prefer the ease of a certificate? The Omaha Collection is a certificate program with turn-key ease that offers gourmet choices at ten different price points.

For Employee Gifts, Safety Awards, Sales Incentives, Holiday Gifts or the absolutely perfect Thank You, Omaha Steaks will make you look good. Contact the B2B division today!

 

Jeffrey Brenner – VP, Sales and Customer Development

jbrenner@pelucidaglass.com

(802) 548-4573 o

(713) 320-4848 m

www.pelucidaglass.com

 

PELUCIDA GLASS

PELUCIDA (LATIN): HAVING THE PROPERTY OF EXTRAORDINARY CLARITY

 

A glass manufacturing design studio and factory based in Rochester New York; the company continues the region’s extraordinary tradition of glass design and craftsmanship. With over 20 years of designing and producing both custom and classic Awards of Recognition that are uniquely geared to the individual recipient, we provide the industry a fresh and updated look of Glass.

Our focus is in the areas of Corporate Awards of Recognition, Trophies, Commissions, Architectural Elements, Unique Business Gifts and Gifts of Protocol. 

Pelucida Glass LLC is owned by Sydor Optics Inc., a family operated business known to both the Rochester community and globally for providing the highest quality flat optics for over 55 years.

 

SEAN J. MAHONEY, 
Vice President of Corporate & Incentive Sales

(954) 713-3910

smahoney@silversea.com

www.Silversea.com/inspire

SILVERSEA CRUISES

INSPIRE. INDULGE. INTRIGUE.

 

Corporate, incentive, and full ship charter customers choose Silversea Cruises for a variety of reasons.  For some, it’s Silversea’s renowned reputation and “motivational appeal”; ideal for “inspiring” guests to greater heights.  For others, it’s Silversea’s luxury vessels and suites, purpose built to “indulge” guests like no other cruise line or resort.  All appreciate Silversea’s many “intriguing” destinations on all seven continents, including customized voyage itineraries of three or more nights for full ship charters. 

Rates cover virtually every travel need and an unmatched array of amenities, gourmet dining, onboard gratuities and complimentary beverages served throughout the ship (fine wines, champagnes, spirits, bottled water, specialty coffees and soft drinks).

So, no matter where your valued guests wish to travel, choose Silversea to accommodate them in extraordinary style and value.

 

 

SONY

A LEADING MANUFACTURER OF AUDIO-VISUAL TECHNOLOGIES

 

Sony is noted for a wide range of consumer audio/visual products, such as the 4K Ultra HD TV, 3D and high-definition televisions, Cyber-shot® compact cameras, Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras, Handycam® camcorders, high-resolution audio products and portable audio products.

Sony is also a leading manufacturer of audio/video technologies for broadcast, live production and B2B applications, highlighted by the CineAlta™ 4K cameras, SXRD™ 4K digital projectors, XDCAM line of tapeless technologies and a range of A/V professional products and accessories.

 

(877) 300-1786

info@svmcards.com

www.SVM.com

 

SVM

THE SINGLE SOURCE SOLUTION
FOR ALL YOUR GIFT CARD INCENTIVES

 

SVM has been a B2B gasoline and retail gift card leader for nearly 20 years. With the recent expansion of our network prepaid card capabilities, SVM is truly a single source solution for all of your gift card incentives. We exist to help employers motivate staff and companies reward customers with gift cards.

SVM offers gift cards, network prepaid cards, promotional and reward cards, eGift and award codes, gift card management services and card fulfillment. We represent more than 350 of the world’s most in-demand brands, including the perfect cards for your programs. Order with confidence, knowing SVM’s gift cards typically ship within one business day, and our fulfillment team operates at over 99.96% accuracy.

From gasoline to restaurant and retail to network brands, SVM carries the gift cards your employees and customers love. Call us today to explore our solutions and learn why we again earned an INCENTIVE Platinum Partners award.

 

1-800-5GIFTS5 (544-3875)

B2B.GIFTCARDS@TARGET.COM

WWW.TARGET.COM/CORPORATEGIFTCARDS

 

TARGET

THE REWARDING CHOICE

 

From rewarding new and loyal customers to celebrating milestones to recognizing exceptional work, Target GiftCards™ make a great incentive to motivate your employees or clients. They can choose from hundreds of their favorite brands at over 1,700 Target stores in the U.S. and online at Target.com

With perks like free standard shipping on bulk gift card orders, a dedicated customer service team and multiple fulfillment options, Target GiftCards are the rewarding choice.

 

 

(866) 770-7363

www.WynnMeetings.com

WYNN LAS VEGAS AND ENCORE

CONSTANTLY EVOLVING AND ALWAYS EXCELLENT

 

Why have Wynn Las Vegas and Encore captured more Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world? An exceptional attention to detail; from the thoughtful in-room amenities to when the chef at Costa di Mare stops by your table to discuss the new tasting menu. Indeed, “new” is a word you’ll find in regular use at Wynn and Encore, where Steve Wynn famously loves to tweak details in his unending quest for providing an unparalleled experience in luxury hospitality.

 

2016's Platinum Partners Award Winners

MERCHANDISE WINNERS

Desk Accessories & Writing Instruments

Faber-Castell

Leed’s

TUMI

Waterford

Waterman

 

Cameras & Photo-Optical Equipment

Bushnell Sports Optics

Canon USA, Inc.

Fujifilm North America

NIKON

Sony Electronics, Inc.

 

Camping/Outdoor Equipment & Accessories/Sports & Recreational Equipment

Bass Pro Shops/Outdoor World Incentives

Cabela’s Inc.

Maui Jim Sunglasses

NIKE, Inc.

REI

 

 

Bolded winners are highlighted above.

 

Clocks & Watches

Bulova Corporation

Citizen Watch Company of America, Inc.

Fossil Group

Seiko Corporation of America

Tag Heuer

 

Corporate Gift Services

Macy’s Corporate Sales & Services

O.C. Tanner

Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.

Tiffany & Co.

 

Giftware

Mikasa

Nambe, LLC

Pelucida Glass

Swarovski

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

 

Electronics

Apple, Inc.

BOSE Corporation

Samsung Electronics America

Sony Electronics, Inc.

 

Food Gifts

Ghirardelli

Godiva

Harry & David

Omaha Steaks

Starbucks Coffee Company

 

Home & Personal Appliances/Housewares

Cuisinart

DeLonghi

Homedics

Le Creuset of America

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

 

Luggage & Leather Goods

Dooney & Bourke

Fossil Group

Samsonite

TUMI

Vera Bradley

 

GIFT CARD WINNERS

Gift Cards

Amazon

Best Buy Company, Inc.

Cabela’s, Inc.

Foot Locker Gift Card Sales

Groupon

Home Depot

Kohl’s Department Stores

Macy’s Corporate Gift Cards

Target Corporate Gift Cards

T.J. Maxx/Marshalls/Home Goods

 

Dining — Entertainment

Applebee’s

Bloomin’ Brands

Brinker International

Darden Restaurants

Starbucks Coffee Company

 

Gift Card Resellers

Amazon

GC Incentives

National Gift Card

Rymax Marketing Services

SVM

Individual Travel Awards

Carnival Cruise Lines

Disney Incentive Rewards

Fairmont-Raffles-Swissôtel Ovation Rewards

Hyatt Incentive Awards

Universal Orlando Resort

 

 

Bolded winners are highlighted above.

 

TRAVEL WINNERS

Cruise Lines

Royal Caribbean International

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line

Silversea Cruises

Celebrity Cruises

 

Domestic Convention & Visitors Bureaus

Discover The Palm Beaches

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau

Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority

Meet Puerto Rico

Naples, Marco Island & the Everglades
Convention & Visitors Bureau

Visit Orlando

 

International Convention &
Visitors Bureaus

Aruba Convention Bureau

Bermuda Department of Tourism

Dubai Convention Bureau

Monaco Government Tourism Office

Singapore Tourism Board

South African Tourism

Switzerland Convention & Incentive 

Tourism Australia

Tourism Ireland

Tourism New Zealand

USVI Department of Tourism

Vienna Convention Bureau

Domestic Hotels & Resorts

ARIA, Las Vegas, NV

Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV

Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV

Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, FL

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, FL

Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, LA

JW Marriott Star Pass, Tucson, AZ

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, FL

Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Lahaina, HI

The Breakers Palm Beach, FL

The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO

The Resort at Longboat Key, FL

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, FL

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki, Honolulu, HI

The Seagate Hotel & Spa, Delray Beach, FL

Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ

Wynn, Las Vegas, NV

 

International Hotels & Resorts

Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Caneel Bay Resort, St. John, USVI

El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Fajardo, PR

Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco

Fairmont Singapore

Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, St. Thomas, USVI

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun, Mexico

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Mexico

Hyatt Regency, Aruba

Hyatt Ziva Cancun, Mexico

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, Mexico

Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun, Mexico

Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd., Singapore

Presidente Intercontinental Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico 

Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, South Africa

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Scrub Island, BVI

W Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

 

 

Bolded winners are highlighted above.

 

Incentive's 2016 Platinum Partner Winners at a Glance