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May 15, 2018

Cvent: The Top Meeting Hotels of 2018




Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center was #2 in the United States this year. 

Cvent has 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 a written statement. “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.”

Top 10 Meeting Hotels in the United States

  1. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
  2. Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
  3. The Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casinos
  4. JW Marriott Austin
  5. Hilton Anatole
  6. Omni Nashville Hotel
  7. ARIA Resort & Casino
  8. Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
  9. The Westin Keirland Resort & Spa
  10. The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta

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.

The Top 10 Meeting Hotels in Europe

  1. Hilton Prague
  2. Hilton London Metropole
  3. DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station
  4. Hotel Arts Barcelona
  5. Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
  6. Hilton Munich Park
  7. Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
  8. Rome Marriott Park Hotel
  9. Hilton London Paddington
  10. InterContinental Vienna

Europe List Highlights (new list in 2018):

  • Hilton took the top three spots for generating the most MICE 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

Top 10 Meeting Hotels in the Middle East and Africa

  1. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
  2. Conrad Dubai
  3. InterContinental Dubai – Festival City
  4. Grand Hyatt Dubai
  5. Fairmont Dubai
  6. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre
  7. Radisson Blue Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg
  8. The Westin Cape Town
  9. Hyatt Regency Johannesburg
  10. Madinat Jumeirah

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.

Top 10 Meetings Hotels in the Asia – Pacific

  1. Hyatt Regency Sydney
  2. Shangri-la Hotel, Sydney
  3. Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay
  4. Hilton Kuala Lumpur
  5. Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
  6. Hilton Tokyo
  7. Hilton Singapore
  8. Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
  9. Pan Pacific Singapore
  10. InterContinental Sydney

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.

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, MEA and APAC regions, Cvent said.

Source: Cvent


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