08.07.2019 – 11:26
H-Hotels.com boosts its conference planning service with the digital live planning
With immediate effect, on its website, H-Hotels.com now provides a live planning and booking tool for the MICE sector.
This allows event planners to arrange conferences or meetings directly according to your wishes. Thanks to the automatic price calculation and availability check, events can be booked directly online, 24/7, with just a few clicks. A special part of the service for customers, that offers a planning margin, is a price-calendar widget, which also displays less expensive event options in the desired hotel or region. To achieve this, H-Hotels.com relies on the innovative solution, meeconnect from the meetago group.
"Especially in the case of smaller and standardised events, no planner wants to wait a long time for offers or wallow through numerous websites", explains Uwe Krohn, Senior Vice President Sales of the H-Hotels Group. "It needs to be quick, easy and transparent": meeconnect is tailored precisely to these needs." The customer can firstly find out what it available and subsequently structure their request or make a pre-selection. At the same time, every customer can decide whether they would prefer to receive direct advice for the remaining procedure. "We see meeconnect as an extension of our existing advisory and customer service", says Uwe Krohn.
meeconnect is a radically simplified solution for the sale of MICE services and the booking of meetings. For hotels and event planners, this process offers completely new choices, including the freedom to choose from a wide range of options and to configure the booking process in line with the respective requirements. The innovative technology was acquired last year by the meetago group and is being continually developed. For almost 20 years, H-Hotels.com has been successfully working with its founder and managing director, Udo Lülsdorf. Together with his team, he is a pioneer for the online booking of conferences and meetings. "meeconnect allows our portfolio to be represented in the best way possible and helps us to optimise processes. The tool also contributes to our goal of achieving more efficient digitalisation", explains Uwe Krohn. "In addition, its numerous functions allow it to be fully integrated in our existing systems."
On the subject of the collaboration with the hotel group, Udo Lülsdorf says: "I am delighted that we have been able to contribute to the impressive success story of H-Hotels AG with our solutions, and are now opening the next chapter together. As a driver of innovation and leader in technology, from the very start the meetago group has strived to make the conference business more digital, easier and more successful. With meeconnect, we have underpinned this claim and at the same time moved forward into a new dimension."
Only in June, in a joint survey conducted by the market research company ServiceValue and the DIE WELT newspaper, H-Hotels.com was identified as the "Digital Champion 2019". Appreciation was shown for the activities on its website, in apps and the social media channels. In this respect, H-Hotels.com has achieved an industry-wide best.
About H-Hotels.com The H-Hotels Group is one of the largest hotel companies in Germany, and achieved the highest possible score of AAA in TREUGAST's annual Investment Ranking, Headquartered in Bad Arolsen in Hesse and with around 3,000 employees, the family-run company also owns the brands Hyperion, H4 Hotels, H+ Hotels, H2 Hotels, H.omes and H.ostels, which are all marketed under the umbrella brand of H-Hotels.com. The company was certified Gold in the 'Family Friendly Companies 2018' customer study conducted nationwide by ServiceValue in August 2018. It received the highest rating in the 'Hotel Chains' category, winning first place, and was also given the 'Test Winner' rating as well as being named 'Prizewinner for Sustainable Commitment' in 2019. The Group continues to grow, and currently has hotels in 50 different destinations throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Along with plans for further expansion into cities in other German-speaking countries, H-Hotels.com will soon also mark its first opening outside of the German-speaking area with its Budapest location. Whether a family holiday, a weekend away, a business trip or MICE travel, H-Hotels.com's accommodation services are made to meet the needs of all today's travellers. With its very own HotMiles bonus programme as well as partnerships with Miles & More and PAYBACK, guests receive loyalty points every time they stay. Find more information at H-Hotels.com.