Cvent, a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, has released its annual list of the Top 50 Meeting Hotels in Europe. 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.

“In Europe, 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.”

“I am very honored that Hilton Prague has been repetitively recognised,” said Michael Specking, Hilton Prague general manager. “A full renovation of our almost 800 rooms is nearly complete, and our flexible 5.000 sq. meters of meeting and convention space, bright atrium lobby, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, and 2,000 sq. meters of leisure facilities offer group guests all the amenities they look for when attending events. Add to this our hotel’s central location and most importantly a great team focused on delivering high standards of service, Hilton Prague is the real creative metropolis with everything under one roof and is the right choice for inspired events of all kinds.”

Europe List Highlights

· Hilton Prague retained its number one position as Top Meeting Hotel.
· Hilton properties took four of the top 10 spots for generating the most group business in Europe: Hilton Prague, Hilton Barcelona, Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona, and Hilton London Metropole in that order.
· Seven unique countries make up the top 10 rankings: Austria, Czech Republic, England, France, Italy, Netherlands, and Spain.
· Spain and Germany represent the largest selection of hotels on the list with 12 and 8 respectively, in the Top 50, including the following chains and brands:
o AccorHotels, Hilton, IHG, Marriott International Hotels, Meliá Hotels International, NH Hotel Group, and Radisson Hotel Group.
· Marriott, Hilton, and IHG (in that order) are the top three hotel chains represented on the Top 50 list.

1
Hilton Prague
2
Meliá Castilla Hotel & Convention Centre Madrid
3
InterContinental Vienna
4
Hilton Barcelona
5
Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile
6
Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
7
Le Meridien Etoile
8
Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Center
9
Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
10
Hilton London Metropole