Meeting Planners Check-in to the Cloud at Hilton Worldwide
getplanning to expand to nearly 200 Connect+ properties around the world
meetings professionals to check-in to the cloud. Today the hotelier announces the deployment of getplanning™ – an interactive planning platform created by experienced meeting professionals – to its portfolio of Connect+ properties globally. Using secure cloud-based technology, getplanning allows planners to connect with hotel staff, vendors and partners in real-time, making event management easier and keeping everyone on the same page.
and decisions need to be made quickly"
"We're always listening to meeting professionals around the world as we evolve ourtools and services to deliver successful events for them and their clients," said Mark Komine senior vice president, sales Americas, Hilton Worldwide. "We believe strongly in the value of personal relationships and this platform enables planners to stay connected to everyone involved in their event."
Participating hotels within the Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts,Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton and Embassy Suites Hotels brands are part of Hilton Worldwide's Connect+ program, which provides a high level of event expertise and planning support. Each Connect+ hotel is located in a destination city with features including more than 450 guest rooms or more than 40,000 square feet of meeting space.
"When planning large events, meetings and conventions, circumstances change oftenand decisions need to be made quickly," said Joyce Inderbitzin, vice president, events and catering, Americas, Hilton Worldwide. "getplanning enables our clients to exchange information seamlessly and securely between all stakeholders in real-time."
getplanning features include:
- Organized and detailed approach to planning with real-time communication
- Document access from one centralized location (contracting, planning, on-site and post-event archive)
- Efficient dissemination of information with chronological organization
- Single-click to planning assets (floor plans, menus, Passkey and more)
- Ability to manage third-party vendors and activities
- Reply to getplanning correspondence directly from own email inbox
- Use of mobile devices on-site elevates the planner experience, including access to daily pick-up reports, food and beverage and banquet checks, weather, etc.
- Systematic approach to manage all customer meetings and events
For more information on getplanning at Connect+ properties, visit hiltonworldwide.com/connectplus and join theHilton Worldwide Meetings & Events group on LinkedIn.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising nearly 4,900 properties with more than 796,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world"s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where Hilton HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.