New online experience facilitates event planning in 5,400 IHG hotels
InterContinental Hotels Group has announced in collaboration with Social Tables the new digital platform "Shop & RFP" for the MICE segment
IHG ® (InterContinental Hotels Group) in collaboration with Social Tables launches the new digital "Shop & RFP" experience for groups and events. Utilizing cutting-edge search technology developed by Social Tables, this new global platform is designed to bring together groups, event organizers and meetings, with the 5,400+ IHG hotels around the world, being a simple way to search and compare options.
The platform makes it easier for those who plan events to choose the right space and thus ensure that their next meeting, event or celebration is unforgettable. The new site has already received more than 15,000 requests for Proposals for IHG hotels in the world.
The new platform contains a set of important information that includes details of the hotels and meeting rooms as their capacity, maps and interactive maps, along with image galleries and nearby attractions. With this information, anyone from a corporate travel planner to an executive who makes the reservation of your child's next sporting excursion can find exactly what they are looking for based on the location, capabilities and services offered by the 15 brands IHG leaders, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants and Holiday Inn® Hotels.
Derek DeCross, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at IHG, said: "We have hotels with meeting spaces in more places than anyone else around the world, so it is very important to provide access to the information that our event organizers and clients need to Select and reserve the right place Each event is unique, so the meeting and event organizers need real-time access to the capacity and content information that will help them make their decision - and that is what we set out to do . "
"We are investing in our experiences of groups and meetings with programs like this to improve the experience of all customers, with our new online platform, we can really show our brand portfolio and give the organizers of occasional or professional meetings the ability to find the best hotel that suits your needs and requirements.As we learn more about the needs and behaviors of customers through this shopping site, we will build a richer experience with more attributes and functionality. "
Dan Berger, CEO and founder of Social Tables added: "It is an honor for Social Tables to have been selected as the provider and architect of the new IHG digital experience for groups and meetings 'Shop & RFP'. Working together with IHG - leader in this space - has been very important for Social Tables and we are confident that IHG's Shop & RFP digital experience will improve even more in the coming years. "
Customers who make reservations on behalf of others can also take advantage of the IHG ® Business Rewards program and earn points each time they book accommodations, meetings or an event at the participating IHG Hotels around the world. Each reservation is rewarded regardless of its size, from a conference to weddings and social events.