Cvent launched its 2018 list of top meeting hotels in Europe, and Hilton Prague, a 791-guest room property featuring 5,000 square metres of meeting space, heads the list.
“We know who we want to be in the market, we want to be recognised as the best venue in Europe for big events because we have space, we have the people, we have the processes, location, and the most important, we have the passion. This is our vision,” quotes Michael Specking, General Manager, Hilton Prague. Stay tuned for our next blog in this series and get some tips directly from Michael Specking for a booming MICE business strategy.
The top meeting hotels list was compiled by analysing MICE booking activity through Cvent Supplier Network, which sourced more than $14.7 billion and more than 40 million room nights in 2017. Another Hilton property, Hilton London Metropole, stands in the second spot, while DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station, an award-winning property with 557 stylish guest rooms and 43 meeting rooms in different configurations, acquires the third position.
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.
“As the market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, Cvent hosts one of the world’s largest venue sourcing networks and group business booking platforms,” said Chris McAndrews, Vice President of Marketing for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud. “With this comes an incredible amount of data that we look forward to sharing each year in the Top Hotels format. A venue’s inclusion on the list means they are a top choice for event planners worldwide who are looking for the perfect venue to book their group business.”
The top 10 European hotels as per this year’s Cvent list are:
- Hilton Prague
- Hilton London Metropole
- DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station
- Hotel Arts Barcelona
- Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center
- Hilton Munich Park
- Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
- Rome Marriott Park Hotel
- Hilton London Paddington
- InterContinental Vienna
Check out the entire list here.