September 28, 2009 // Franchising.com // Now more than ever, it's important for meeting planners to demonstrate value for money when booking meetings and events. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is responding to this need by launching Meetings Options, a cost effective, fully flexible meetings package that offers great savings for meeting planners.
New bespoke meetings package from InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Available at close to 60 hotels across Europe, Middle East and Africa, Meetings Options is a bespoke package that allows meeting planners the flexibility to choose the elements that best suit their needs. Meeting planners can choose three additional benefits from a choice of nine. These include complimentary guest room upgrades, complimentary welcome reception, Priority Club® Rewards Points vouchers. Guests may also make donations amounting to 1% of total net rooms revenue to National Geographic Society's Center for Sustainable Destinations.
Meetings Options also comes with a special attrition allowance of up to 30%, so that in the event actual delegate numbers decrease from the time of booking, meeting planners may have the benefit of spending less. Meetings Options is available for all group bookings of 10 guestrooms or more. The offer is valid until 31 August 2010.
Locations where Meetings Options is available include:
Located in the heart of London between Mayfair and Knightsbridge, InterContinental London Park Lane is within walking distance of the British capital's top attractions, so delegates can really get a flavour of the city. The dedicated contemporary events space occupies and entire floor, with certain rooms offering floor to ceiling windows that overlook Park Lane and Hyde Park. There are 13 meeting rooms in total for groups of between four people to 750.
Epitomising the glamour of Paris, InterContinental Paris Le Grand is ideal for culture enthusiasts. The hotel is situated on the Place de l'Opera, close to landmarks such as Place Vendôme and the Louvre Museum as well as the shopping and theatre districts. There are 21 different meeting rooms to choose from, including the historic Salon Opera, which is a listed Parisian monument. The hotel can accommodate events for between 10 to 600 delegates, and has extensive exhibition space.
Located by the historic Dubai Creek with contemporary architecture inspired by a graceful sailboat, InterContinental Dubai Festival City is linked to a 3,800 square metre Event Centre, with five additional meeting rooms. The facility can cater to groups from eight to 1,450 people.
InterContinental Berlin has existed in the city for 50 years and is located minutes from the government quarter, historic centre, shopping districts and the world-famous Potsdamer Platz and Kurfürstendamm Boulevard. The hotel has excellent meeting facilities with 33 different meeting rooms and the ability to accommodate large scale conferences and events. Room capacity ranges from eight to 2,500.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is progressively launching a new global meetings programme, which will tap into the local knowledge of our hotel associates to make life easier for event planners and meetings more memorable for delegates. As part of the new programme, hotels will offer a range of delegate experiences that are rooted in the destination and draw on the local knowledge of hotel associates to create truly engaging, personalised meetings and events. Delegates will be energized by locally-inspired authentic experiences, whilst meeting planners will benefit from service that is more responsive, personalized and seamless. Other highlights of the new meeting programme include interactive off-site team-building activities, access to stimulating local speakers, and the opportunity for delegates to contribute to projects that benefit the surrounding community and environment.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has 161 hotels, located in more than 60 countries with local insight that comes from over 60 years of experience. At InterContinental we believe that superior, understated service and outstanding facilities are important, but what makes us truly different, is the genuine interest we show in our guests. Our desire is to help guests make the most of their time. We connect our well-travelled guests to what's special about a destination, by sharing our knowledge so they enjoy authentic experiences that will enrich their lives and broaden their outlook.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 4,300 hotels and almost 630,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards with 44 million members worldwide.
IHG has nearly 1,600 hotels in its development pipeline, which will create 140,000 jobs worldwide over the next few years.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.