Cloud-based enterprise event management company Cvent, Inc announced its annual list of the top 50 meeting hotels in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region. The list was compiled by analysing meeting and event booking activity through its Cvent Supplier Network featuring more than 245,000 hotels, resorts and special event venues.
Taking this year’s top spot is the Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona, climbing from 3rd place last year. Ranking among the top 10 hotels is the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Centre. Ralf Stresing, General Manager for Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Centre said: "This is a true honour and we are extremely happy to be named in the Cvent Top 50 Hotels for the second time in a row. It is always nice to receive awards, but with Cvent we actually see results. The requests and definite meetings booked increased both in numbers and in quality. As one of the top meeting locations, situated right next to Frankfurt International Airport, we not only need a high-class product but also a high-class partner to reach the right audience – with Cvent we have found this partner."
The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai (ranked 45th) is the first property from the Middle East to make the newly expanded list. Hilton, Marriott and Intercontinental (in that order) are the top 3 hotel chains which have the most properties on the top 50 list. In addition to the EMEA top 50 list, Cvent has also announced the top 50 meeting hotels in APAC (Asia Pacific) region and the top 100 hotels in the US.
The properties in the 2017 list are ranked according to various criteria, including total requests for proposals (RFPs), awarded RFPs, total room nights, awarded room nights, major metropolitan area (MMA) market share, conversion rate, and the hotel's unique profile visits in the Cvent Supplier Network. The criteria are designed to provide the most accurate reflection of the top meeting hotels in EMEA.