HotelPlanner Awarded State Of Louisiana Contract

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Three year contract with the State of Louisiana

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We are proud that HotelPlanner has been awarded a contract with the State of Louisiana. This continued partnership will allow state employees to secure hotel reservations simpler and deliver great savings on the rates state travelers book.

HotelPlanner is proud to announce being awarded a three (3) year contract with the State of Louisiana, to provide hotel sourcing and bookings for the state’s 90,000 employees, commencing July 1, 2016. The contract also provides for two (2) additional one (1) year terms, subject to the approval of both parties. This new contract serves as a continuance of partnership between the two parties, with the original contract commencing July 1, 2013. Under this state contract, HotelPlanner will source, negotiate corporate rates and book hotel rooms for all state agencies, in addition to state contractors and subcontractors. The contract provides that all Louisiana parish & city government municipalities, school districts, federal government employees traveling on Louisiana business and contractors of these agencies are approved to utilize HotelPlanner services. HotelPlanner’s service delivery also provides for Disaster and Emergency Management Housing for the agencies referenced above.

Agencies impacted by this contract are approximately 490 state funded cost centers, 23 other state funded college and university campuses, 38 technical & community college campuses, 9 correctional institutions, 13 juvenile and developmental centers and 14 hospitals.

“We are proud that HotelPlanner has been awarded a contract with the State of Louisiana,” says Tim Hentschel, CEO of “This continued partnership will allow state employees to secure hotel reservations simpler and deliver great savings on the rates state travelers book.”

About HotelPlanner provides group hotel booking services to 3,000 groups per day in the global group travel market. The company’s group hotel booking service ensures the lowest rates by allowing customers to receive quotes online directly from hotel group sales managers. HotelPlanner allows customers to book hotels for business meetings, conferences, conventions, family reunions, weddings, extended stays, tours, military reunions, church events, and group travels. The company also provides mobile applications for booking group hotel reservations. The company owns and operates, a site that provides information, planning and booking services for group, meeting, and individual hotel stays for the corporate, associations and business to business enterprises. With a mission statement geared towards, “Bringing People Together,” HotelPlanner & are the global experts for hotel sourcing, providing direct clients and market leading affiliates with unmatched group and event discounted room rates plus localized service levels not available at other travel companies. Founded in 2002, the company has offices in London, England, (European Headquarters), Hong Kong (Asia Headquarters), West Palm Beach, FL (USA Headquarters), and Las Vegas, Nevada. is proud to provide hotel reservation services to the following valued clients within the sports team and university, corporate, and government organizations. The company’s Pro Sports Team clients most notably include Matchroom Sport, the San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams, Professional Bowlers Association, European Professional Golfers (EuroPro), Super League (Rugby), AFC Wimbledon, Millwall F.C., and Queens Park Rangers F.C. In terms of college travel, Universities such as Texas A&M, New Mexico State, Saint Mary’s College, Bradley University, University of Reno-Nevada, University of Illinois-Chicago, Northeastern University, Cal Poly, and California State University Northridge use HotelPlanner to negotiate their group travel and recruiting stays. Corporations such as CROMPCO, Siemens, Jackson Motor Sports, National Grid, Chicago Bridge & Iron, Publix, and Servpro and Government clients such as the State of Mississippi, Government Services Agency, US Marines-Camp Le Jeune (Group), and US Communities also utilize as their hotel procurement provider to negotiate hotel rates, book hotel reservations and provide excellent service year-round.

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