WORLDHOTELS Reworks Meetings tool

WORLDHOTELS, a European-based group for independent hotels, announced it has re-engineered its dedicated tool for meeting and event professionals, WORLDHOTELS.events, to meet the needs of today's time constraints. To do this, WORLDHOTELS becomes the first company to use the enhanced version of the Nexus GroupworX module, which guarantees quick access to comprehensive information. The corresponding online portal for meeting planners, worldhotels.com/meetings, has also been improved.

Launched in 2004, WORLDHOTELS.events features an online search tool for the group's 500 properties worldwide and three multilingual group desks located in London, New York, and Singapore. Quotes can be requested online or by phone and are answered the same day (next business day for international requests) with guaranteed rates on rooms, meeting space, and banqueting.

"Meeting professionals today face a growing number of client enquiries which, at the same time, are increasingly complex and therefore demand an extended planning phase," says Mark Gorgon, area director of sales and marketing at WORLDHOTELS. "We believe that investing in state-of-the-art technology is key to offering future-proof service and first-class support. With the re-engineered WORLDHOTELS.events, featuring the latest GroupworX technology, we are able to guarantee fast and comprehensive hotel information with all details needed to plan a successful event."

The WORLDHOTELS.events online portal now has a new landing page and access search menu. It also contains new features and information for meeting planners, including detailed presentation of hotel facilities and amenities, detailed overviews of meeting rooms and capacities, FAQ's and a comprehensive listing of all relevant contact details.

MICE business has increased by 167 percent at group properties, from $7.5 million in 2004 to $20 million last year. Revenues are predicted to grow another 20 percent in 2008.