Group Meetings - Data

Winning More Meetings Requires Hard Data

Most hotels rely on complimentary stays, elaborate dinners, spa treatments, and cookie-cutter sales tactics to win more event business. Today, the vast extent of...
Intercontinental Downtown LA at Wilshire Grand Center

Designing a Ballroom To Maximize Revenue

Between weddings, business luncheons, and conferences, ballrooms can bring in a steady source of revenue for hotels across a variety of segments. However, without...
meetings

Seven Ways To Make Meetings and Events More Sustainable

Meetings and events are big business in the U.S. They are valued at about $1 trillion and invariably listed as one of the ten...
Group Business Negotiations

Boosting a Hotel’s Advantage In Group Business Negotiations

A hotel’s group business revenue relies on its sales manager’s negotiation skills. Therefore, it’s critical to ensure that they have the right tools and...
meetings

Kindred Resorts & Hotels Forecasts Meeting Trends for 2018

Kindred Resorts & Hotels, a collection of independent hotels and resorts focused on the group and meetings market in North America, conducted a survey...
Meeting Planner

The One Practice That Will Earn a Meeting Planner’s Trust

Even with the best of intentions, some hotel sales managers unwittingly prioritize winning the sale before building trust with the meeting planner. By simply...
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Four Seasons Hotels and Resort - Fortune Best Companies to Work For

Five Hotel Companies Among Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For

Five hotel companies made the recently released 21st annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, which is based on surveyed employee ratings...
Linens

What Are Your True Variable Costs Per Occupied Room?

Knowing the average, actual costs incurred per occupied guestroom enables a manager to make more prudent pricing and marketing decisions and to monitor expenses....
Hotel security

12 Ways To Increase Hotel Security

Even when hotels have strong security policies and procedures in place, they are still vulnerable to cyber attacks, break-ins, theft, fraud, and other crimes....
New York City

Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
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