Lied Lodge & Conference Center Garners Two Awards Celebrating Excellence in Meetings and Service

Smart Meetings and Meetings Focus Bestow Top Honors

Nebraska City, Neb. (Oct. 30, 2013) – Arbor Day Foundation's Lied Lodge & Conference Center was the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Platinum Choice Award by Smart Meetings and Best of MidAmerica 2013 by Meetings Focus.

Smart Meetings magazine is the industry's premier resource for meeting professionals. The 10th annual Platinum Choice Award recognizes excellence in service and amenities among meeting hotels and resorts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

180 winners are selected and chosen by the magazine's readers for standards in categories including ambience, amenities, breadth of resources, facility quality, guest services, meeting space, meeting packages, recreational activities, restaurant and dining facilities, staff attitude and technical support.

Meetings Focus is a meeting planning information resource on meeting facilities, sustainable meetings, meeting technology and more. Recipients of the award are voted based on quality of service, rates, rooms and amenities. Subscribers voted for Lied Lodge & Conference Center as one of their favorite meeting sites in MidAmerica.

Lied Lodge & Conference Center is a full service facility with 144 well-appointed guestrooms. The distraction-free meeting spaces are designed with exceptional attention to detail that ensures convenience, comfort and creativity, allowing guests to get the most out of their event.

Lied Lodge & Conference Center offers a unique environment that features nature-inspired dining, a cocktail lounge, indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and fitness center. Complimentary high speed internet and wi-fi capability are available. Nestled on 260 acres of orchards, vineyards and walking trails, Lied Lodge & Conference Center is sure to inspire creativity and foster lifelong memories.

About Arbor Day Foundation: Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation organization with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information is available at