Business/Meetings News

Hilton Celebrates All Meeting, Event and Travel Professionals as “WowMakers”

Think back to events you’ve attended, from big conventions to weddings to company off-sites and sales incentive trips. While you were blissfully enjoying the occasion, dedicated professionals were carefully planning, making decisions and thwarting crises behind the scenes. These meeting, event and travel professionals lead fast-paced, pressure-filled jobs managing logistics, instilling creativity and fostering attendee engagement. But these industry heroes – 100,000-plus in the U.S. alone – don’t always get the credit they deserve.

Wake Up! One in Three Meeting Attendees are Falling Asleep

With one in three attendees falling asleep or feeling drowsy during a meeting, and productivity for the average meeting dropping around 2 p.m., it’s clear that corporate meetings need a new agenda. Attendees around the world are desperate for a change – and meeting professionals are taking notice. According to a recent global survey* by Hilton (NYSE: HLT), while most meeting attendees consider themselves active and healthy in their daily lives, more than half admit that they don’t maintain this routine when on the road for meetings.

Hilton Encourages Meeting Professionals to Book Early and Anticipate Increased Demand in 2016

The demand for event space is rising – and so are the rates – making booking early more important than ever. From now through 2018, full-service hotel occupancy is predicted to be 70 percent or higher . Just this year, due to an increased demand for events, group hotel rates in North America are expected to rise by nearly five percent, according to the American Express 2016 Global Meetings and Events Forecast. This reality not only encourages, but demands, that groups plan ahead to ensure their event needs are met in the coming years.

Professionals Across Generations and Nations Agree: Face-to-Face Meetings Preferred

Despite living in a digital age, business professionals still prefer face-to-face meetings. According to a recent global study by Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT), more than two-thirds of professionals, ranging from millennials to age 65+, overwhelmingly prefer meeting in-person over any other collaboration method. The study, which polled business professionals across the U.S., UK and China, uncovered the value of face-to-face interactions and specifically the role of coffee and tea in productive meetings.

Hilton Introduces ‘Meet with Purpose’ to Inspire Sustainable, Healthy Choices for Events

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced Meet with Purpose, a concept designed to make it easier for meeting professionals to reduce waste and incorporate health and wellness into meetings and events.

Hilton Aims to Inspire Planning Professionals with Launch of ‘Idea Network’ Company expands Connect+, providing thought-provoking content to community

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) believes in the power of face-to-face connections. As a continued rally to inspire creativity and to help transform everyday events into memorable experiences, today the company announced the launch of Idea Network, an online resource created for planning professionals. With the immense amount of information shared online every day, the Idea Network features the most relevant information and trends in an easy, manageable format.

Meeting Planners Check-In To The Cloud at Hilton Worldwide

Continuing to make connections and large-scale events easier, Hilton Worldwide invites 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.

National Survey Reveals Booking Meeting Space Offsite Takes Up to Two or More Hours for Some

A new national Hilton Worldwide survey of more than 600 U.S. meeting planners reinforces the need for small meeting solutions with nearly a third of business professionals spending an average of two or more hours booking hotel meeting space for an offsite meeting. Launching today, Meetings Simplified offers groups of 25 attendees or less ease of use, convenience and per-person pricing at more than 1,800 properties in the U.S.

Hilton Worldwide Makes Business and Leisure Connections Easier with Launch of Connect

Even in today’s digital world, the value of face-to-face connections has not been lost. In a recent U.S. Travel Association study*, business travelers claim they are nearly twice as successful in converting prospects to customers after conducting in-person meetings.

Hilton Worldwide Makes Business and Leisure Connections Easier with Launch of Connect

Even in today’s digital world, the value of face-to-face connections has not been lost. In a recent U.S. Travel Association study*, business travelers claim they are nearly twice as successful in converting prospects to customers after conducting in-person meetings.

BDRC Continental Crowns Hilton Hotels & Resorts UK’s Number One Provider Of Meetings Services

Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the iconic hotel brand with 70 properties in the UK, has been awarded the title of the country's number one provider of meetings services. The findings were revealed by renowned market research provider BDRC Continental in their 2012 UK MeetingsMetrix report.

Hilton Worldwide Launches "Early Bird" Meetings Promotion

Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company, has launched the Early Bird meetings promotion offering event planners the opportunity to secure up to 20 percent off the price of their next meeting or event. The special offer is available for bookings made up until 28th February 2013, at participating Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hampton by Hilton Hotels, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn properties across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Hilton Worldwide Launches Special All Inclusive Meetings Offer

Hilton Worldwide has launched its first 'all inclusive' meetings promotion offering event planners the opportunity to secure one impressive rate for a range of meetings or events for up to 20 delegates. The fixed price offer, which has no added hidden costs or cancellation charges, is available for bookings through December 31, 2012, at participating Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn properties in the UK and Europe.

Hilton Worldwide introduces Carbon Offset Program for events and meetings in Southeast Asia

Hilton Worldwide today launched a carbon offset program for events and meetings held at select properties across Southeast Asia. At no additional cost to customers, Hilton Worldwide will measure carbon generated by all events at 11 of its properties in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, and purchase carbon credits to offset their environmental impact. The carbon credits will be used to fund renewable energy projects in Borneo and Cambodia.

Comfort Is King: New Study Reveals Evolution of Business Travel as Travelers Seek the Amenities of Home

Looking beyond booking trends, a new survey delves into how business travel is evolving as the industry rebounds and workers go back on the road following the summer vacation season. Homewood Suites by Hilton’s 2012 Workstyles Study polled more the 550 business travelers about the way they live life on the road and the value travel has for their business. The study found frequent business travelers want room to spread out, the ability to maintain a normal routine and opportunities to interact with business associates and fellow travelers.

Hilton Worldwide to launch new MICE campaign in Asia Pacific to give away 7 million Hilton HHonors points

Hilton Worldwide today announced that it will launch a new meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) campaign in Asia Pacific - ‘FROM MICE TO MILLIONS’ - where regional bookers take part in a challenge for a chance to win up to 2 million Hilton HHonors points. With a total of 7 million Hilton HHonors points up for grabs, top bookers from Asia Pacific who organize meetings on behalf of their companies, will be able to use these points towards free nights at Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio of hotels or redeem a wide range of productivity tools for themselves or their companies, such as laptop computers, mobile phones and printers from the HHonors global mall (HHonors.com/Shopping).

Hilton HHonors to Transform Meeting Planners into Millionaire Travellers

Test-drive one of Europe's finest sports cars. Enjoy a personal shopping consultation in Dublin. Indulge in five nights at Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Hawaii. And still have leftover points. Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide's 10 distinct brands, is offering meeting planners the opportunity to travel like a millionaire with The Become a Hilton HHonors Millionaire! promotion.

BSR, Hilton Worldwide Launch Center to Help Business Make Sustainable Purchasing Decisions

BSR and Hilton Worldwide launched the Center for Sustainable Procurement today to help global business procurement managers integrate sustainability into their purchasing decisions—providing a unique set of research and information that will help make sense of the increasingly available product sustainability data.

Hampton Hotels Invites Consumers to 'Feel the Hamptonality'

Today Hampton Hotels officially launches a new advertising campaign, "Feel the Hamptonality," which shines a light on the brand's unique and delightful internal culture and innovative product. Coined in 2004, "Hamptonality" is a term that the brand uses to define the proactive, friendly service that Hampton hotel team members offer guests daily, aligning with the product and amenities at the hotels.

Embassy Suites Hotels’ Fourth Annual Business Travel Survey Reveals 2012 Business Travel Is On the Rise

Embassy Suites Hotels announced today the results of its fourth annual Business Travel Survey*, a yearly pulse of the business travel community, which reveals the current state of business travel and what business travelers want more of in 2012. This year's survey indicates that while the current economic climate is still a factor, one-third of respondents report that they're traveling more than a year ago to have face-to-face meetings with clients. It also highlights the ways in which travelers are looking to get the most out of their business trips, from the incidence of "business-turned-leisure" trips to hotel value, and underscores the importance of technology on the road.

Hilton Worldwide and Harvard Business Publishing Partner To Develop a World-Class Leadership Curriculum

Harvard Business Publishing and Hilton Worldwide today announced a multi-year agreement to provide Hilton Worldwide University, the company’s global learning resource platform, with leadership content and online learning programs. Harvard Business Publishing will offer a number of programs including Harvard ManageMentor®, the most trusted online resource for management essentials, as part of Hilton Worldwide University’s Leadership College curriculum.