Hyatt is poised to capture more of this group business. Hyatt 's hotel portfolio will be a click away from planners when they are ready to book business
McLean, VA (Vocus) April 14, 2009
Cvent, the leading provider of online event management software and venue sourcing (eRFP) solutions, has established a strategic partnership with Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels & Resorts to develop additional group business through the Cvent Supplier Network. Hyatt has secured prominent placement for their hotels worldwide on the Cvent Supplier Network, an online directory of over 75,000 hotels, conference centers and unique event venues. Thousands of qualified meeting and event planners visit the Cvent Supplier Network and use Cvent's RFP management toolset for free to source their meetings and events.
During the past 90 days 13,330 group meeting eRFPs have been sent through the Supplier Network. "Hyatt is poised to capture more of this group business. Hyatt 's hotel portfolio will be a click away from planners when they are ready to book business," said Chuck Ghoorah, Cvent Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Hyatt will offer rewards points and exclusive promotions to meeting planners that book group business through the Cvent Supplier Network. "From our perspective, Cvent Supplier Network planners are ideal customers as Hyatt hotels cater to the specific needs of meeting professionals and business travelers," said Gus Vonderheide, Vice President of Sales-Group for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. "As the group segment is the core of our business, the Cvent Supplier Network channel will provide direct access to Hyatt properties in key markets, convention destinations, airport locations and resort locales. Our partnership also ensures that these sales leads will be handled and responded to in an efficient manner."
About Global Hyatt Corporation:
Global Hyatt Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is one of the world's premier hotel companies. The hotels owned, operated, managed or franchised by its subsidiaries provide authentic hospitality to guests in 44 countries through a passionate commitment to personalized service, cultural relevance, and the environment. Global Hyatt subsidiaries own, operate, manage or franchise more than 370 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Resorts, Grand Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Hyatt Place, Hyatt Summerfield Suites and Andaz™ brands with additional properties under development on five continents. For more information about Hyatt hotels, please visit http://www.hyatt.com.
Founded in 1999, Cvent has over 400 employees worldwide. Cvent offers web-based software with features including online event registration, event management, event website creation, meeting site selection, event sourcing and web surveys. Cvent helps over 12,000 planners manage 175,000 events, surveys and marketing campaigns per year. Cvent's users have sent over 500 million event invitations, have processed $1 billion in online payments and have managed over 10 million event registrations and responses using Cvent's software. For more information on Cvent's web based software, please visit http://www.cvent.com.
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