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Hilton Expands Meeting Planning Platform

Monday January 13th, 2014 - 3:02PM

MCLEAN, VA—Hilton Worldwide has deployed getplanning—an interactive, cloud-based planning platform that allows planners to connect with hotel staff, vendors and partners in real time—to its portfolio of Connect+ properties. 

“We’re always listening to meeting professionals around the world as we evolve our tools and services to deliver successful events for them and their clients,” said Mark Komine, SVP, sales Americas, Hilton Worldwide. “We believe strongly in the value of personal relationships and this platform enables planners to stay connected to everyone involved in their event.” 

Participating hotels within the Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton and Embassy Suites Hotels brands are part of Hilton Worldwide’s Connect+ program, which provides event expertise and planning support. Each Connect+ hotel is located in a destination city with features including more than 450 guestrooms or more than 40,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

According to the company, features of getplanning include an organized and detailed approach to planning with real-time communication; document access from one centralized location (contracting, planning, on-site and post-event archive); efficient dissemination of information with chronological organization; single-click to planning assets (floor plans, menus, Passkey and more); the ability to manage third-party vendors and activities; reply to getplanning correspondence directly from own email inbox; use of mobile devices on-site, including access to daily pick-up reports, food and beverage and banquet checks, weather, etc.; and a systematic approach to manage all customer meetings and events.