Tysons Corner, Va. – March 8, 2016 – Cvent, Inc.(NYSE: CVT), a leading cloud-based enterprise event management company, today released its annual list of top hotels for meetings and events in the United States, according to meeting and event booking activity through its Cvent Supplier Network. In addition, the company announced its inaugural Top 50 Meeting Hotels in Europe. Featuring approximately 240,000 hotels, resorts and special event venues, the Cvent Supplier Network is one the world’s largest and most accurate databases of detailed venue information. Cvent sourced more than $9.8 billion in meetings and events through its marketplace in 2015.
U.S. List Highlights:
Nashville, as in years past, holds two of the top meeting hotels in the U.S., including the top two spots on this year’s list.
Newcomers to the top 100 list include Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel, and Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, to name a few.
Major metropolitan areas that stand out among the rest include Orlando and Chicago with 12 hotels, and Las Vegas with nine hotels. Other major players include Phoenix/Scottsdale with seven hotels on the list, three of which rose in ranking from last year, and Dallas/Fort Worth with six hotels making this year’s list.
Europe List Highlights:
In our inaugural list, Barcelona holds two of the top three meeting hotels in Europe.
London tops off the list with seven featured properties, following closely behind are Amsterdam and Barcelona, with six properties each.
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“Group Business is a substantial part of a hotel’s revenue mix, and because of this we continue to see hotels renovating their facilities and improving the amenities they offer to stay competitive in this global industry,” said Kevin Fliess, vice president of product marketing for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud. “We have seen impressive group business volume among the top hotels this year in both Nashville and Barcelona. These cities not only have one, but multiple hotels making an appearance on our Top 10 list, which showcases their ability to create prominence among a large global audience of meeting and event planners.”
Cvent evaluated hotel properties that generated business through the Cvent Supplier Network from January 2015 through December 2015. The properties were ranked according to various criteria, including total requests for proposals (RFPs), awarded RFPs, total room nights, awarded room nights, major metropolitan area (MMA) market share, conversion rate, and the hotel’s unique profile visits in the Cvent Supplier Network. The criteria are designed to provide the most accurate reflection of the top meeting hotels in the U.S. and Europe.
“Nashville is still booming and we had a great year hosting a large variety of meetings and events,” said Dan Piotrowski, general manager, Omni Nashville Hotel. “It is an honor to be recognized by Cvent for all the hard work put forth by our associates to ensure every meetings group has a successful event when experiencing the Music City.”
The Cvent Supplier Network contains listings of hotels and other venues in more than 175 countries that can be searched and filtered based on approximately 200 meetings and events attributes. The Cvent Supplier Network is part of the Cvent Hospitality Cloud, which provides hotels, CVBs and other event venue owners, solutions to effectively generate qualified demand for meetings and events, manage that demand more efficiently, and measure group business performance.
For more information regarding the Cvent Supplier Network, visit www.cvent.com/rfp/hotels.
About Cvent, Inc.
Cvent, Inc. (NYSE: CVT) is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management company, with more than 15,800 customers worldwide. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, email marketing, and web surveys. Cvent provides hoteliers with an integrated platform, enabling properties to increase group business demand through targeted advertising and improve conversion through proprietary demand management and business intelligence solutions. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage hundreds of thousands of meetings and events. For more information, please visit cvent.com, or connect with us onFacebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.