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Cloud-based enterprise event management company Cvent has released its annual list of top hotels for meetings and events in the United States, EMEA and Asia Pacific.
The list was compiled by analyzing meeting and event booking activity through its Cvent Supplier Network, which sourced more than $11 billion in meetings and events in 2016.
The winners are:
Top 10 U.S. Meeting Hotels
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
The Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casinos
ARIA Resort & Casino
JW Marriott Austin
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Omni Nashville Hotel
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Mandalay Bay Resort
Photo by Expedia/Gaylor Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Top 10 EMEA Meeting Hotels
Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
Hotel Arts Barcelona
Melia Castilla Hotel & Convention Center Madrid
Hilton London Metropole
Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre ijVENUES
Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Rome Marriott Park Hotel
Photo by hiltonhotels.com/Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
Top 10 Asia Pacific Meeting Hotels
Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Grand Hyatt Singapore
Shangri-la Hotel, Sydney
Conrad Centennial Singapore
Pan Pacific Singapore
Photo by Nexofin/Marina Bay Sands Singapore
“Hotels have become increasingly focused on developing more meeting and event business, and as such, have become more sophisticated in competing for the most lucrative opportunities for their respective venues,” said Kevin Fliess, vice president of marketing for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud. “Hotels continue to advance and expand their group marketing efforts and are increasingly embracing a data-driven approach to more effectively pursue the optimal meetings and events for their venue. This coupled with another year of notable investment in renovation and other upgrades have led to shifts in the rankings as competition remains fierce even in a robust market.”
In the U.S., the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is this year’s Top Meeting Hotel, climbing from second place last year. Four new properties have broken into the Top 10: JW Marriott Austin (Ranked 4th); The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa (Ranked 7th); and Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego (Ranked 8th); Mandalay Bay Resort (Ranked 10th). 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. Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt are the top 3 hotel chains which have the most properties on the Top 100 list.
In the EMEA, The Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona is this year’s Top Meeting Hotel, climbing from third place last year. The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai (Ranked 45th) is the first property from the Middle East to make the newly expanded list. Four new properties have broken into the Top 10: Melia Castilla Hotel & Convention Center Madrid (Ranked 4th); Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre ijVENUES (Ranked 7th); Hilton Vienna (Ranked 9th); and Rome Marriott Park Hotel (Ranked 10th). Hilton, Marriott and Intercontinental (in that order) are the top 3 hotel chains which have the most properties on the Top 50 list.
In Asia Pacific, Marina Bay Sands Singapore is this year’s Top Meeting Hotel from APAC. Hilton, Hyatt and Intercontinental (in that order) are the top three Hotel Chains which have the most properties on the Top 50 list. Seven out of the Top 10 Meeting Hotels from APAC are from Singapore and the rest 3 are from Sydney, New South Wales.
Cvent evaluated hotel properties that generated business through the Cvent Supplier Network from January 2016 through December 2016. 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., EMEA and APAC regions, Cvent said.
Source: International Meetings Review