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meetings and events

Le Meridien Hotel Boosting Its Bottom Line and Personalizing Service With AVaStar

AVaStar | November 12, 2019

By self-operating its audiovisual/event technology services via the AVaStar program, this Chicago hotel is seeing an almost 40% year-over-year improvement in profitability in less than six months [Gaithersburg, Md.—November 12, 2019]— AVaStar, the hospitality industry’s first subscription support program for audiovisual/event technology services, is driving profitability for Le Meridien Chicago Oakbrook Center. The contemporary hotel, featuring approximately 4,000 square feet of event space, has taken control of its destiny and relationship with customers. A few months ago, management began looking for a solution that would increase re...

Teneo Hospitality Group Expands Portfolio of Independent Brands and International Properties, Adds Six Hotels from The Dedica Anthology

The Dedica Anthology | August 6, 2019

Eden Prairie (Minneapolis), MN -- August 6, 2019 -- Teneo Hospitality Group, the premier Global Group Sales Organization, has expanded its portfolio of luxury, unaffiliated brands and international properties, adding six five-star European hotels that now make up the impressive and new The Dedica Anthology collection. The Milan-based company, founded in 2018, brings energy, spirit and imagination to the rebranding and renovation of these spectacular hotels, located in Italy, France, Hungary and the Czech Republic. They span historic icons, Renaissance palaces and a chic and contemporary example of modern Italian style. Each hotel is loca...

Hospitality Financial Leadership: Subsidizing Your Company, Association Meeting Costs / David Lund

David Lund | August 5, 2019

By David Lund In my recent travels working with clients and delivering keynotes as well as financial leadership workshops for management teams and hotel associations, I noticed an interesting way that more than one client used to “subsidize” their meetings—reducing their costs—and I wanted to share it with you. Having your regional meeting, national meeting or hosting your association event is expensive. There are travel costs, perhaps speaker fees and venue costs. Depending on the type of event there can be accommodations, meals, audiovisual and meeting room rentals. For companies, there is also lost productivity cost associate...

Omni Hotels and Resorts Partners With IDeaS to Transform Total Property Revenue Performance

IDeaS | March 21, 2019

Omni will implement revenue science to strategically enhance portfolio-wide profits encompassing more than 21,000 guest rooms and nearly two million square feet of event space Tweet This: @OmniHotels will roll out @IDeaS_RevOpt G3 RMS to make automated pricing decisions for over 21,000 guest rooms and @IDeaS_RevOpt Smart Space to optimize nearly 2 million sq. ft. of event space #RevenueScience MINNEAPOLIS—March 21, 2019—Omni Hotels and Resorts will roll out both IDeaS G3 Revenue Management System (RMS) and IDeaS Smart Space, a cloud-based meetings and events strategy application, across its portfolio of 6...

Hilton Launches New Brand, Signia Hilton, Focused on Meetings and Events

Signia Hilton | February 22, 2019

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the launch of Signia Hilton, its dynamic, new meetings-and-events-focused brand. The portfolio of hotels is setting out to transform the industry for meeting professionals and sophisticated business travelers by infusing state-of-the-art technology and design into every aspect of the guest experience. The brand further reinforces Hilton's commitment to innovation that meets the evolving needs of today's travelers and will bring premium experiences to top urban and resort destinations around the world. "In our 100th year of hospitality, we are more focused than ever on providing exceptiona...

iVvy Expands Global Presence to Drive Continued Market Demand and Growth

iVvy | February 11, 2019

Leading new generation venue management technology innovator expands executive team to broaden reach in North America New York, NY and Queensland, Australia - (February 11, 2019) - iVvy Inc., the award-winning global Venue Management Software company, today announced the addition of two new executives to their executive team. Daniel Melnyk has been appointed to VP Sales for Canada and USA, Kristi White has joined the company as SVP of Operations, representing the Americas. With offices in the UK, New Zealand, Australia and the United States, the expansion emphasizes iVvy's commitment to providing its game-changing technology and support...

3 Steps to Successfully Move Your Small Group Bookings Online

Amadeus | November 8, 2018

By John-Michael Jenkins There is a valuable customer demographic that is often overlooked by many in the hospitality industry – Small meetings. Small meetings are often single day events for 25 people or less that may or may not have guestrooms. If properly cultivated, this customer base offers a low risk, high reward for your property. These groups, which make up 50% of the market, pose a unique opportunity to secure repeat business, fill need periods and generate steady revenue. A key to landing and expanding small group business is to start offering these groups online bookings. The advancement of technology in the hospitality ...

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® Takes Top Honors in 2018 Stella Awards

Northstar Meetings Group | November 6, 2018

Meetings Professionals Name the "Best Overall Boutique & Lifestyle Hotel Brand" The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, November 6, 2018… BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, announces its signature brand, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels®, has taken top honors in Northstar Meetings Group's prestigious 2018 Stella Awards. Meetings and events professionals and a panel of judges named it the Best Overall Boutique & Lifestyle Hotel Brand. The distinguished brand portfolio of BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels spans 26 distinguished properties in unique domestic and international d...

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