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Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/Greenbelt Chooses Target Net

Knowland's ground-breaking sales & catering platform streamlines the booking process,
allowing hotels to quickly and efficiently drive sales


Washington, D.C., 12/14/11- The Knowland Group, a leading provider of business development solutions for the hospitality industry, has signed the Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/Greenbelt for Target Net.  Conveniently located minutes away from BWI airport in Baltimore, Maryland, the Hilton Garden Inn will be able to maximize group business with Knowland’s innovative sales & catering system.

The Hilton Garden Inn in Greenbelt, Maryland features 3,800 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate groups from 10 to 350. They offer complete on-site catering with high quality and varied menus to compliment any budget. Their convenient location just off I-95 and Hwy 495 makes it even easier for guests and attendees alike.

“Target Net is the perfect fit for the Hilton Garden Inn in Greenbelt,” said Knowland CEO Michael K. McKean. “Our sales force automation and meetings management tool will help them track down groups that are perfect for the property and manage each event from meeting space to menus.”

Target Net provides true sales force automation. Operating from the cloud, it is browser-based and does not require expensive installations and maintenance like other archaic software systems. The platform includes more than 40 reports standard – including Activity Reports, Rooms Pace and Sales Manager Production.

With access to the world’s largest group database, Target Net puts the hotel sales team in contact with solid leads supplemented with verified contact information for meeting planners. From there, employees can execute events from start to finish. Target Net includes a user friendly BEO interface, allowing hotel staff to share necessary information quickly – from the sales team to the front desk to the housekeeping staff.

Hoteliers can also stay connected with their Facebook fans through the Target Net Social tab. In fact, they can keep tabs on all their property’s social media accounts and post pictures, links, status updates and videos without ever leaving the system. With Target Net, the Hilton Garden Inn’s sales team can pursue, book and deliver on every group account.

About The Knowland Group
The Knowland Group is a proven innovator, developing intuitive marketing products and services that streamline and support event and group sales in the hospitality industry. The company, headquartered in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, serves more than 3,000 hotel clients and 25,000 users globally. Knowland was ranked as the 76th fastest growing software company (public or private) in North America by Deloitte and the second fastest growing private company in the travel industry for both 2009 and 2010 by Inc. Magazine. For more information, visit www.KnowlandGroup.com , call 410-860-2270, or follow us on Twitter @knowlandgroup.
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Contact: 

Megan Tate, Communications Manager
The Knowland Group
(202) 312-5880
mtate@KnowlandGroup.com

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