Luxury Venue

3 Things this Event Planner Wishes Venues Would Change

The following post by Liz King from the Meet Well blog outlines planners’ wishes concerning meeting and event venues. Read on for the true planner perspective. Event planners and venues. Venues and event planners. The two go hand-in-hand. Venues are one of the first things that event planners look to secure when hosting an event.


Smaller Group Business at Home in San Francisco

Each year, hundreds of meetings and events take place in San Francisco and the Bay Area, as business groups seek out the vibrancy of the area to make their meetings more lively and engaging. In 2017, smaller business groups choose San Francisco because the large convention groups are delaying their San Francisco meetings until the


Cvent On-Demand Product Videos

Videos: How to Create, Manage, and Measure Demand

In our new series of on-demand videos, you’ll find quick overviews of some of our newest and most successful software solutions. Learn more about tools you’re already using, or discover supplemental strategies for better group business practices. The videos are suitable for DMOs, individual properties, large chains, and more, and they show exactly how Cvent’s


Cvent Planner Loyalty Study

Cvent Planner Loyalty Study

According to American Express Meetings & Events, over 85% of respondents indicated having similar or increased levels of meeting activity at their venue in 2016, regardless of planner loyalty. Venues are reaping the benefits of increased meeting growth, new construction, and rates – and for the first time since 1981, occupancy rates are at an


Meeting Minds Blog

What Hoteliers Can Expect From the New Cvent Blog

We are incredibly excited about the launch of our new blog! We’ve spent months of research to create valuable content in a place that’s attractive and easy to navigate. The Cvent Blog will serve as a resource to the entire meetings and events ecosystem, where both event and hospitality professionals will find valuable tips, best practices,


Luxury Hotel

Luxury Service and Feedback

When it comes to luxury venues, there’s no better way to please guests than with personalized perks. Ana Brant, the director of global guest experience and innovation for the Dorchester Collection in London, dove into the “Algorithm of What Luxury Customers Really Want,” and pointed out the challenge with after-the-fact feedback. “As the luxury segment


GBTA Meetings Education program

3 Things That Keep Hoteliers Up at Night

As your property prepares to wrap up its 2016 business, make sure you’re ready to take on 2017. Are you prepared to improve your lead generation, attract planners that are more likely to convert, and claim your fair share of the market? In our FREE upcoming webinar series, 3 Things That Keep Hoteliers Up at


Hotel Trends Study

Promising Results from the 2016 Venue Trends Study

The IACC professional organization ensures planners and attendees reach their greatest successes by establishing a set of quality standards for small to medium-sized events. In partnership with CBRE, IACC released its 2016 Conference Venue Trends that examined the health and wealth of small meeting and event venues across the industry. Mark Cooper, IACC’s CEO, noted,


Cvent Ultimate Guide to Group Business Negotiations

eBook: Ultimate Guide to Negotiations

Behind every successful group business contract is a hotel professional using smart negotiation practices. In fact, your hotel’s revenue relies on the negotiation skills you bring to every planner interaction. With the right skills and insider insight, hotel professionals will be prepared to master the negotiation stage of every meeting and event at their venue.