November 08, 2023
By Cvent

Cvent recently released its 2023 list of the top meeting hotels across Europe, recognising venues that exemplify hospitality excellence.

The Ultimate Guide to European Hospitality 

This must-read eBook explores how Europe's premier meeting hotels blend cutting-edge technology with human ingenuity to remain at the forefront. It spotlights their blueprint for success through real-world examples and insights from the visionaries behind these remarkable venues.

How Hotels Make the Cut 

Cvent's Top Meeting Hotels list recognises the upper echelon of venues that harness technology to craft exceptional events. The criteria focus on how effectively hotels use Cvent solutions and business performance indicators like RFP conversion rates.

Making the list amplifies a hotel's credibility and visibility among planners globally. It accelerates opportunities to showcase unique offerings and attract high-profile events.

Spanning massive convention hotels like Madrid Marriott Auditorium to iconic luxury havens like Four Seasons Ritz Lisbon, featured hotels share key ingredients driving success, including:

1. Optimising Marketing Channels: 

These hotels optimise marketing on platforms where planners source venue ideas to boost visibility among their target audience and build meaningful relationships.

2. Proactive Planner Engagement: 

Foster trust and credibility with planners through transparent communication and prompt responses. Their proactive nurturing converts more leads into bookings.

3. Virtual Tours: 

Immersive virtual tours of spaces give planners a vivid preview of the venue's capabilities and unique highlights. This simplifies the booking process by generating excitement.

4. Data-Driven Insights: 

These hotels craft customised offerings tailored to individuals using planner data and preferences. The data provides insights to elevate the event experience continually.

5. Innovative Technology: 

The venues implement innovative tech features that simplify planning and on-site management to ensure seamless delivery and attendee satisfaction.

Behind the Scenes with Hospitality Trailblazers

The eBook also highlights the insider perspective from the visionaries behind these world-class venues. Their unique stories provide a roadmap for hotels worldwide to follow.

Michael Specking, General Manager of Hilton Prague, details how technology helps showcase unique amenities like their grand Atrium lobby, resulting in substantial incremental revenue.

Alexandra Papaioannou, Director of Sales and Marketing at InterContinental Athens, explains how virtual diagrams simplified venue selection for their international planner base.

David Ghossein, Director of Sales and Marketing at Madrid Marriott Auditorium, reveals how RFP automation tools increased proposal responses and conversions exponentially.

Their strategic use of technology provides a guide for hoteliers to drive bookings and revenue while delivering five-star experiences.

For planners, this eBook is a curated list of premier venues capable of bringing visions to life. Hotels featured here possess the right combination of location, amenities, technology, and hospitality.

For hoteliers, this one-of-a-kind guide offers invaluable, including:

  • Examples of integrating technology into operations
  • Best practices to boost visibility and engagement
  • Innovative approaches to elevate guest experiences
  • Real-world tips to streamline RFP responses
  • Strategies to adapt and respond to shifting needs

Elevate Your Hospitality Game 

The Top Meeting Hotels list is a veritable who's who of European hospitality excellence. Learn from the premier league of European hospitality to take your hotels from ordinary to extraordinary.

Discover what propels venues like Hilton Prague or InterContinental Athenaeum Athens to the peak of success.

Ready for a deep dive into the best of the best?

Download the eBook today! 

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Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with more than 4,500 employees and nearly 21,000 customers worldwide.

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