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The battle for group business is always challenging, particularly in a competitive market like San Francisco.

In order for the Crowne Plaza International Airport to set themselves apart from the competition, the team set their sights on the Cvent Supplier Network to expand their reach and bring in more group business.

  • 50%

    increase in awarded business year over year

  • 50%

    increase in productivity

  • 14,000 sq. ft.

    group meeting space

  • 1 Mile

    from the San Francisco Airport

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"Our priority was getting our Cvent listing updated to the level it needed to be. By going from a two-diamond to a three-diamond advertising package, our hotel started appearing on the first page of search results for hotel meeting space."


Doug Sanfilippo, Director of Sales and Marketing at Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport

The difference paid off – the upgraded advertising package on the Cvent Supplier Network doubled Crowne Plaza’s awarded group business year-over-year. With high-lead volume from San Francisco, the Crowne Plaza team is now enabled to respond quickly and streamline their workflow.


  • 50% increase in awarded business year-over-year
  • 50% increase in productivity
Cvent Supplier Network and Destination Guide

Part of having a successful profile is having an engaging, robust listing with compelling content. For Crowne Plaza this means keeping their layout, floor plans and photos as up-to-date as possible on the Supplier Network. This saves planners valuable time when sourcing venues.

"With the Supplier Network, you go from not being noticed at all to being added to the planner’s short list. Planners can really visualize what their event would be like at our property."


Doug Sanfilippo, Director of Sales and Marketing at Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport

Sanfilippo continues, "While the Supplier Network itself has the market cornered, it’s an added bonus that the people have been so great at Cvent. They’ve always been straight about what advertising is best for us, and they’ll guide you in the direction of what they think is best for your property. Not try to upsell you something you don’t need."

The Crowne Plaza isn’t done yet, with more improvements on the way and with the confidence in the Cvent Supplier network, they’re ready to make some big strides.

"We're targeting higher-end meetings and events now, and we know for certain those people are using Cvent to source properties. We are also looking at more trackable ROI, and Cvent has the great reporting features to help us do our job."


Doug Sanfilippo, Director of Sales and Marketing at Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport