Be Smarter and Sharper Than Your Hotel Comp Set

Not all hotels are created equal. And, neither are customers. Today, most meeting planners aren’t privy to hotel availability and pricing. So, they end up fanning their RFP across the country, hoping to find that perfect venue amongst hundreds (if not thousands) of options. This has been the norm for years. Our team has collective … READ MORE

Why It Takes So Long to Find the Right Meeting Venue

A meeting planner’s most time-consuming priority is finding a meeting venue with the right space and rooms, at the right price, in the right destination. From researching cities, to sending out RFPs, to collecting responses, to visiting properties for site inspections, to creating a short list, to negotiations…it’s easy to see why choosing an event … READ MORE

Cost-Saving Strategies That Drastically Boost Meeting Budgets

Smart strategies to stretch your meeting budget

While event and meeting budgets have slowly been on the rise, companies have not stopped their fervent chase for cost-savings. So, whatever size event budget you have, your organization will continue to scrutinize every cost and payment. And, will expect you to be nimble and ruthless when getting the most out of every dollar. Here’s … READ MORE

Venue Insights (1st Quarter 2017)

The Latest Hotel News Impacting Your Events Powered by Groups360 Key Points Markets such as Miami, Seattle, and Nashville, are seeing major increases in hotel construction and will be hot destinations to find value. Hotels are facing increasing costs, including labor. Keep an eye out for surcharges or reduced service levels. Marriott (post-Starwood merger) now … READ MORE