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05/03/2012

Cvent Names 20 Marriott International Hotels To Their List of Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the United States

Orlando WorldCenter Aerial PoolTwenty Marriott International  hotels representing the JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, The Autograph Collection and Renaissance Hotels brands were included on Cvent’s annual list of the “Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the United States.”  The hotels were selected from a pool of 80,000 hotels in the U.S. on the Cvent Supplier Network, a free online marketplace that connects meeting planners with over 200,000 venues and service providers worldwide.   Marriott International had more hotels on the list than any other hotel company. 

The hotels named to the list include:

• Orlando World Center Marriott
• Atlanta Marriott Marquis
• JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
• JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix
• Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
• Washington Marriott Wardman Park
• Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
• New Orleans Marriott
• JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
• Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
• Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld
• The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Part of The Autograph Collection
• Renaissance Washington DC Downtown
• San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
• JW Marriott Los Angeles LA LIVE
• The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth
• New York Marriott Marquis
• Boston Marriott Copley Place
• San Diego Marriott Marquis
• JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa

Of the twenty Marriott International hotels on the list, nineteen are part of Marriott’s Innovention Network, a premier collection of the company’s largest meeting and convention hotels and resorts, offering the highest brand of service for meeting and convention planners.  The pre-convention to post-convention conveniences, including a streamlined billing system and new communications procedures between the customers, event managers and general managers, are designed to ensure a seamless meeting experience. 

Hotels were selected based on a set of qualifying criteria, some of which included: The number of electronic request-for-proposals (RFPs) received from the Cvent Supplier Network in 2011; the hotel’s average response rate to the RFPs sent through the marketplace; number of meeting rooms available; total square footage of meeting space offered;  and the amount of business the hotel was awarded in 2011 by meeting planners through the Cvent Supplier Network.

For the complete list of Cvent’s Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the U.S. visit http://www.cvent.com/top100hotelsus.

About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA with more than 3,700 properties in 73 countries and territories and reported revenues of over $12 billion in fiscal year 2011.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 17 brands, including Marriott Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residences by Marriott, and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club.  There are approximately 300,000 employees at headquarters, managed and franchised properties.  Marriott is consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business operations, which it conducts based on five core values: put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity, and serve our world. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com

About Cvent
Founded in 1999, Cvent is the world’s largest meetings and event management technology company and has over 950 employees worldwide. Cvent offers web-based software for meeting site selection, online event registration, event management, e-mail marketing, and web surveys, and helps over 10,000 clients in 90 countries manage hundreds of thousands of events, surveys and e-mail campaigns. The company has processed over $2 billion in online payments and has managed over 30 million event registrations and survey responses for its clients. Cvent’s client base ranges from small non-profits to large corporations, and includes over 30 companies from the Fortune 100. A leading authority on Strategic Meetings Management (SMM), Cvent’s technology has been used to implement SMM programs around the world. For more information, please visit www.cvent.com.

Connect with laurie.goldstein@marriott.com and akaim@cvent.com