Marriott launches QuickGroup booking site
June 18, 2008: The site allows small group customers to enter dates and city locations and check availability around the world for group room blocks between 10 and 25 rooms for up to seven nights.
Want a convenient way to compare room prices and hotel locations for your next small group, even if that is at 1:00 am—just go to Marriott’s QuickGroup booking site on Marriott.com.
The site allows small group customers to enter dates and city locations and check availability around the world for group room blocks between 10 and 25 rooms for up to seven nights. Customers can compare group room rates at participating Marriott, Renaissance, JW Marriott, Courtyard, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn and TownePlace Suites hotels in a particular area, making it easy to shop several options and instantly book a block of rooms online.
Meeting planners and customers have instant access to space dimensions and floor plans of the hotel’s meeting space. Marriott plans to allow meeting and banquet rooms to be bookable online in the near future.
This new online booking tool also provides benefits for the bride who needs to find accommodations for out of town wedding guests and for the “soccer” parent responsible for organizing the team’s out of town tournament accommodations.
“We sell the way the customer wants to buy and more and more, people, including small group planners and social business planners want the convenience of buying online 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said David Marriott, senior vice president, global sales.
Marriott.com also has electronic tools available to assist meeting planners in finding the perfect space to fit their needs and budget. These include space and budget calculators, online rooming and group lists, custom web pages for groups, and step-by-step guides on everything from planning to post-meeting follow up.