Cvent Unveils 2018 Lists of Top Meeting Hotels in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific

Annual list highlights top performing group business hotels worldwide

TYSONS CORNER, Va.—May 15, 2018,  Cvent, Inc. a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, today released its annual lists of Top Meeting Hotels for meetings and events worldwide. Top venues are sorted geographically, and rankings are based on each hotel’s group business performance. The list was compiled by analyzing meeting and event booking activity through the Cvent Supplier Network, which sourced more than $14.7 billion and more than 40 million room nights in 2017, helping to support more than 715,000 events worldwide.

Due to increased demand and buyer preferences, Cvent also announced it has expanded its list categories to include sub-lists which segment venues further based on commonly searched attributes including property type, conference space size, and region-specific locales. These lists will be announced over the coming weeks. 

"With industry research showing the current global value of the meetings and events industry at $750+ billion* and growing substantially, there is huge potential for hotels across the globe to capitalize on group business opportunities," said Bharet Malhotra, Senior Vice President of Sales for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud. "In response to this massive demand and supply growth, we have seen hotels continue to enhance their group marketing efforts and offerings as they look to attract top conferences and events to their venues.”

“There are quite a few noticeable shifts in our Top Meeting Hotels lists, emphasizing a robust, growing marketplace,” said Chris McAndrews, Vice President of Marketing for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud. “Hotels cannot rest on their laurels if they want to attract more group business in the years ahead.” 

"Being recognized as the highest-ranking hotel two years in a row is a testament to our incredibly talented team,” said John Adams, General Manager, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, which retained its number one position in the U.S. from the 2017 list. “Their drive and passion for providing memorable experiences has cemented Nashville’s status as a meeting destination.”

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Top 10 Hotels U.S.

Top 10 Hotels Europe

Top 10 Hotels MEA

Top 10 Hotels APAC

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Hilton Prague

 

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

Hyatt Regency Sydney

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Hilton London Metropole

 

Conrad Dubai

Shangri-la Hotel, Sydney

The Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casinos

DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station

 

InterContinental Dubai - Festival City

Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay

JW Marriott Austin

Hotel Arts Barcelona

 

Grand Hyatt Dubai

Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Hilton Anatole

Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Centre

 

Fairmont Dubai

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Omni Nashville Hotel

Hilton Munich Park

 

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre

Hilton Tokyo

ARIA Resort & Casino

Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona

 

Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg

Hilton Singapore

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Rome Marriott Park Hotel

 

The Westin Cape Town

Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

 

Hilton London Paddington

 

Hyatt Regency Johannesburg

Pan Pacific Singapore

The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta

InterContinental Vienna

 

Madinat Jumeirah

InterContinental Sydney

 

U.S. List Highlights:

  • The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center retained its number one position as Top Meeting Hotel.
  • Two new properties have broken into the Top 10:
    • Hilton Anatole, Dallas (Ranked 5th)
    • The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta (Ranked 10th)
  • Newcomers to the Top 100 list include: InterContinental Miami; Fairmont Austin; New York Hilton Midtown; The Broadmoor, Colorado; and The Phoenician, Scottsdale to name a few.
  • Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt (in that order) are the top three hotel chains represented on the Top 100 list.

View the full 2018 list of Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the U.S.

 

Europe List Highlights (new list in 2018):

  • Hilton took the top three spots for generating the most group business in Europe: Hilton Prague, Hilton London Metropole, The Double Tree by Hilton, Amsterdam Centraal Station in that order.
  • Marriott, Hilton, and IHG (in that order) are the top three hotel chains represented on the Top 50 list.
  • Germany and Spain represent the largest selection of hotels on the list with 12 and 10 in the Top 50 respectively including the following chains and brands:
    • Radisson Blu, Sheraton, NH Hotel Group, Renaissance, W Hotels, Melia, and AccorHotels

View the full 2018 list of Top 50 Meeting Hotels in Europe.

 

Middle East and Africa List Highlights (new list in 2018):

  • JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai took the number one position on the list.
  • Five other properties in Dubai round out the Top 10, highlighting the increasing interest in hosting meetings and events in the Dubai area:
    • Conrad Dubai (ranked 2nd)
    • InterContinental Dubai – Festival City (ranked 3rd)
    • Grand Hyatt Dubai (ranked 4th)
    • Fairmont Dubai (ranked 5th)
    • The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (ranked 6th)
  • Dubai hosts the largest selection of top hotels on the lists, followed by South Africa.
  • Marriott and Radisson Hotel Group (in that order) are the top two hotel chains represented on the list, while Hilton, Hyatt and AccorHotels all come in with five properties each.

View the full 2018 list of Top 25 Meeting Hotels in Middle East and Africa.

 

APAC List Highlights:

  • Hyatt Regency Sydney, new to the list this year, took the top position.
  • Five additional new properties have broken into the Top 10:
    • Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay (ranked 3rd)
    • Hilton Kuala Lumpur (ranked 4th)
    • Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore (ranked 5th)
    • Hilton Tokyo (ranked 6th)
    • Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok (ranked 8th)
  • There are 13 new properties to the list including: Grand Hyatt Shanghai; DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur; Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong; Millennium Hilton Bangkok; and JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach.
  • Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt (in that order) are the top three hotel chains represented on the Top 50 list.

View the full 2018 list of Top 50 Meeting Hotels in APAC.

Cvent evaluated hotel properties that generated business through the Cvent Supplier Network from January 2017 through December 2017. 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., Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific regions.

*Allied Market Research, Jan 2018

About Cvent, Inc.

Cvent, Inc. is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality management technology provider with more than 3,500 employees, 25,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. The Cvent Event Cloud offers software solutions to event planners and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event management and marketing, onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the planning process to maximize the impact of events. The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive group and corporate travel business.  Hotels use the Cvent Hospitality Cloud’s digital marketing tools and software solutions to win business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly, efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their business. 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 on FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn.