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Top 10 Group Events September 2009; Including Selected Markets
 Tampa-St Petersburg, FL and New Orleans, LA /

Knowland Group

 

 

Event Name

Property

Total Sq. Ft Occupied

1

Dragoncon 2009

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

595,650

2

Veterinary Emergency / Veccs Meeting - Annual Meeting

Hyatt Regency Chicago

432,527

3

NMC 2009

Hilton Chicago & Towers

372,546

4

Wizefest 2009

Sheraton Downtown (frmly. Adams Mark)

362,713

5

National Agents Alliance 2009

Hilton Anatole

352,899

6

Oncology Congress 2009

Hilton San Francisco

326,630

7

CLO Magaznie Fall 2009 Symposium

The Broadmoor

272,680

8

Governors' Global Climate Summit

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

265,514

9

APPD Fall Program 2009

Westin Arlington Gateway

253,566

10

Barron's Winner's Circle Top Advisor Summit

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

251,668

 

 

Event Name

Property

Total Sq. Ft Catered

1

CFDA-CAC Combined Convention

Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport

191,850

2

Wizefest 2009

Sheraton Downtown (frmly. Adams Mark)

120,003

3

Iowa State Chapter (ICPS 09)

Marriott Hotel & Marina San Diego

108,230

4

NMC 2009

Hilton Chicago & Towers

92,696

5

CEFPI

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

87,260

6

Pepsi / Strategic Planning Committee Meeting

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

83,146

7

Shortridge High School Reunion

Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites

78,592

8

2009 Annual Sales Meeting

The Broadmoor

70,682

9

Johns Hopkins President's Inaugural Dinner

Marriott Baltimore Waterfront Hotel

57,420

10

Kellog Company Planning & Transition

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

56,214

 

SELECTED MARKET : Tampa-St Petersburg, FL

 

 

 

 

 

Event Name

Property

Total Sq. Ft Occupied

1

Tampa Bay Fall Round Up

Embassy Suites Tampa USF

54,780

2

Instant Software-Rezfest on the Road

Hyatt Grand Tampa

43,625

3

United Faculty of Florida

Quorum Hotel Tampa

22,220

4

Allstate Retiree Education Sessions Road Show

Marriott Tampa Westshore

15,620

5

Tampa General Hospital

Westin Tampa Harbour Island

14,280

6

Hawkins Gator Weekend

Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort

13,920

7

Good Humor/Breyers

Marriott St. Petersburg Pinellas Park

13,500

8

US Department Of Justice US Attorneys Office

Don CeSar Beach Resort A Loews Hotel

13,404

9

Pan American University Women

Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore

11,150

10

Employers Health Coalition

Doubletree Hotel Tampa Westshore Airport

8,372

 

 

 

 

 

Event Name

Property

Total Sq. Ft Catered

1

Dancing With the Stars

Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel & Marina

36,477

2

Cayman Islands Dept Tourism

Hyatt Grand Tampa

20,740

3

Blue Cross Blue Shield Ass

Hyatt Regency Downtown

12,112

4

Florida College

Embassy Suites Tampa USF

10,826

5

Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc.

Quorum Hotel Tampa

10,800

6

Tampa Bay Area Ladies Weekend

Crowne Plaza Tampa Sabal Park

10,010

7

NASD

Don CeSar Beach Resort A Loews Hotel

9,500

8

Good Humor/Breyers

Marriott St. Petersburg Pinellas Park

9,000

9

Tires Plus Top Gun Training

Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport

6,000

10

Bay Area Apartments

Marriott Tampa Westshore

4,972

 

SELECTED MARKET : New Orleans, LA

 

 

 

 

 

Event Name

Property

Total Sq.Ft Occupied

1

International Baccalaureate Workshop

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

119,789

2

Louisiana Association Of Nurse Practitioners

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

98,867

3

Consortium For Energy Efficiency

Loews New Orleans

20,865

4

NDCI: Drug Court Coordinators' Training

Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

10,270

5

Louisiana Supreme Court - Drug Court Office

Westin Canal Place

8,985

6

Independent Football Promotions

Chateau Bourbon - Wyndham Historic Hotel

8,236

7

Vanguard Management Group

Radisson Hotel New Orleans Airport

4,864

8

Jostens

Four Points by Sheraton New Orleans Airport

2,700

9

Traylor Bros., Inc.

Marriott Metairie at Lakeway

2,535

10

Gulf Coast Childrens Caravan

Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport

2,180

 

 

Event Name

Property

Total Sq.Ft Catered

1

International Baccalaureate Workshop

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

15,264

2

Tulane University Office Of Teacher Preparation

Chateau Bourbon - Wyndham Historic Hotel

7,289

3

Consortium For Energy Efficiency

Loews New Orleans

6,580

4

Goizueta Business School, Emory University

Marriott New Orleans

6,388

5

G4 OCO Training Seminar

Doubletree Hotel New Orleans

5,508

6

SAEOPP Board Meeting

Omni Royal

5,450

7

Exxon Mobil Chemical Company

Hotel Monteleone

4,600

8

Lafreuiere Soccer Club

Radisson Hotel New Orleans Airport

2,944

9

Jefferson Federation Of Teachers

Hilton New Orleans Airport

2,001

10

DEUTSCHE Bank

Westin Canal Place

1,838

 

 

Data derived from reader board reports covering hotels in 59 metropolitan areas across 39 states and provinces.

 

The Knowland Groupô provides detailed reports on events within a clientís competitive set of hotels to over 700 hotels across the United States and Canada.

Details include: meeting planner contact information, previous event and size details on all groups surveyed, detailed overview of groupís experiences including any complaints or issues, actual size of event (number of room nights actualized), date of groupís next event, property selection decision date(s) and/or process(s) (including RFP details if relevant), size of next event, existence of any relationships (contractual and/or personal) with incumbent and/or other hotel(s) and any additional information requested by client.

 

For more details on expanding your group sales revenue Ė contact the Knowland Groupô today online: www.KnowlandGroup.com or by phone: 410.860.2270

 

*Data are derived from the Knowland Groupísô READERSô - hotel reader board service. Hotels surveyed are determined by request from Knowland Groupô  clients. Data do not represent a scientific study. Estimated number of attendees is based on size of meeting rooms occupied and, where possible to determine, configuration of rooms and does not necessarily correspond to room nights actualized. Data on catered events are determined by function descriptions. Single instance events, such as weddings, although included in client reports, or omitted here. Certain oversized properties, including conference and convention centers, although included in client reports if requested, are omitted here.

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