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Annual list highlights top performing MICE hotels

TYSONS, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/CventTopHotels?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#CventTopHotelslt;/agt;–Cvent,
a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, today
released its annual list of the Top
25 Meeting Hotels in the Middle East and Africa
. The list was
compiled by analysing meeting and event booking activity through the Cvent
Supplier Network (CSN)
, one of the world’s largest venue sourcing
platforms. More than USD $16 billion and more than 42 million room
nights were sourced through the CSN in 2018. Cvent’s Top Meeting Hotels
lists rank venues based on MICE performance according to various
criteria, including total requests for proposals (RFPs) and conversion
rate. Top venues are sorted geographically, and rankings are based on
each hotel’s MICE performance.

“In the Middle East and Africa, we saw a nearly 20 percent increase in
RFP volume year-over-year and hotels featured on this year’s lists are
elevating their MICE strategy through innovative digital marketing and
quick and complete online responses to RFPs – which is exactly what
event organisers want,” said Chris McAndrews, vice president of
marketing for Cvent Hospitality Cloud. “Our Top Meeting Hotels lists are
consistently used by event organisers to find great hotels and by
hoteliers looking to set themselves apart to increase their property’s
MICE revenue.”

Middle East and Africa List Highlights

  • JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai retained its number one position as
    Top Meeting Hotel.
  • Seven other properties in Dubai round out the Top 10, highlighting the
    continued interest in hosting meetings and events in the Dubai area:

    • InterContinental Dubai – Festival City (ranked 2nd)
    • Grand Hyatt Dubai (ranked 3rd)
    • Conrad Dubai (ranked 4th)
    • Fairmont Dubai (ranked 5th)
    • Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront (ranked 6th)
    • Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai (ranked 9th)
    • The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (ranked 10th)
  • Newcomers to the Top 25 list include: Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi
    & Palais des Congrès Marrakech; InterContinental David Tel Aviv; The
    Meydan Hotel; Jumeirah at Etihad Towers; and Cairo Marriott Hotel &
    Omar Khayyam Casino to name a few.
  • Marriott, AccorHotels, and IHG are the top three hotel chains
    represented on the list.

Top 10 Hotel Properties in Middle East and Africa

       
2019 Rank     Hotel Name
1     JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
2     InterContinental Dubai – Festival City
3     Grand Hyatt Dubai
4     Conrad Dubai
5     Fairmont Dubai
6     Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront
7     Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi & Palais des Congrès Marrakech
8     Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg
9     Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai
10     The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre
   

View
the full 2019 list of Top 25 Meeting Hotels in the Middle East and
Africa.

To address increased demand and buyer preferences, Cvent unveiled
additional Top Meeting Hotel lists which segment hotels further based on
commonly searched attributes including meeting space square footage and
region-specific locales. These lists include: Top
25 Independent Meeting Hotels in the United States
, Top
25 Meeting Hotels in Australia
, and Top
50 Meeting Hotels in Germany
, among others.

Methodology

Cvent evaluated hotel properties that generated business through the Cvent
Supplier Network
from January 2018 through December 2018. The
properties were 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, response 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 the U.S., Europe, Middle East
and Africa, and Asia Pacific regions.

About the Cvent Supplier Network

Featuring more than 260,000 hotels, resorts and special event venues,
the Cvent
Supplier Network (CSN)
is one of the world’s largest and most
accurate databases of detailed venue information. Cvent sourced more
than USD $16 billion in meetings and events through its marketplace and
more than 42 million room nights in 2018. The Cvent Supplier Network
contains listings of hotels and other venues in more than 175 countries
that can be searched and filtered based on approximately 200 meetings
and events attributes. The Network is part of the Cvent
Hospitality Cloud
, which partners with hotels and venues to help
them drive group and corporate travel business.

To find venues, request quotes, and book event space on the Cvent
Supplier Network, visit https://www.cvent.com/venues.

About Cvent

Cvent
is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with
more than 4,000 employees, 25,000 customers, and 300,000 users
worldwide. The Cvent Event Cloud offers software solutions to event
planners and marketers for online event registration, venue selection,
event management and marketing, onsite solutions, and attendee
engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the planning
process to maximize the impact of events. The Cvent Hospitality
Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive group and
corporate travel business. Hotels use the Cvent Hospitality Cloud’s
digital marketing tools and software solutions to win business through
Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly,
efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their
business. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value
chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage hundreds of
thousands of meetings and events. For more information, please visit Cvent.com/ae,
or connect with us on FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn.

Contacts

Erica Stoltenberg
571-378-6240
estoltenberg@cvent.com