1. Money

Lodging

Information about hotels and guest services that are part of your event program.

How to Choose a Partner Hotel for Your Event
Checklist of things your guests want from event hotel accommodations.

Estimate the Cost of Hotels
Hotel guest room guests typically comprise the highest expense category for most multi-day meetings and events. When narrowing hotels, planners should compare the cost of several different hotels to stay on budget. Even if you have a corporate travel program in place, it may help to know how if you're getting the best rates. Compare pricing with our hotel search engine.

Negotiate with a Hotel
As hotel sales continues to increase cost for guest rooms, meeting space and catering services, how can event planners negotiate the best deal?

Event Hotels: Comparing On-Site and Off-Site Options
Just because your event venue features hotel rooms does not always mean they are your best option for lodging.

How Hotel and Travel Taxes Affect Your Bottom Line
Hotel taxes alone can represent 20% of your room bill, which is why event planners need to analyze travel taxes before choosing an event site.

Hyatt Event Planners Portal
Hyatt has posted a variety of planning tools to help event planners identify properties for large meetings, resort meetings, group reservations, online RFPs, and more.

Marriott Event Planners Portal
Marriott has developed a central web site where event planners may find out more information about how they can help. There's also an online event RFP form there.

Starwood Event Planners Portal
Starwood Hotels, commonly known for its Sheraton, Le Meridien, Westin, St. Regis and W brands, has developed an online tool that helps event planners identify which hotels in a given city, region or airport within their network offers the meeting space and guest rooms for a given size group. This, however, requires a planner to understand how to calculate total square footage first.

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