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Barcelona's 'Diagonal' hotel named best for meetings

The Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona climbed from 3rd spot in the survey by Cvent

The Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona

A hotel in Barcelona has been named the best place to meet, by event management company Cvent.

The Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona topped a list of 50 hotels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, which stood out from the almost quarter-of-a-million venues in Cvent’s database.

Four new properties have entered the top 10: Melia Castilla Hotel & Convention Centre Madrid (4th) Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre ijVENUES (7th), Hilton Vienna (9th) and the Rome Marriott Park Hotel (10th). The UK was represented by Hilton London Metropole in sixth spot.

The list was compiled by analysing meeting and event booking activity through the Cvent Supplier Network, which features more than 245,000 hotels, resorts and special event venues. 

Kelly Shrives–Wrist, Director of Business Development for Hilton London Metropole said: “We are very grateful and privileged that Hilton London Metropole is one of Europe’s leading hotels for meetings, conferences and events. We want to thank all our clients and we look forward to welcoming repeat events to raise the bar for their next event.”

Top 10 EMEA Hotel Properties:

1.     Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona

2.     Hilton Prague

3.     Hotel Arts Barcelona

4.     Melia Castilla Hotel & Convention Centre Madrid

5.     W Barcelona

6.     Hilton London Metropole

7.     Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre ijVENUES

8.     Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Centre

9.     Hilton Vienna

10.  Rome Marriott Park Hotel

View the full 2017 list of Top 50 Meeting Hotels in EMEA

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.

“Hotels have become increasingly focused on developing more meeting and event business, and as such, have become more sophisticated in competing for the most lucrative opportunities for their respective venues,” said Kevin Fliess, VP of marketing for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud. “Hotels continue to advance and expand their group marketing efforts and are increasingly embracing a data-driven approach to more effectively pursue the optimal meetings and events for their venue. This coupled with another year of notable investment in renovation and other upgrades have led to shifts in the rankings as competition remains fierce even in a robust market.”


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