Internet Travel Monitor - Marketing, Research & Tech

May 23, 2018

Cvent Unveils 2018 Lists of Top Meeting Hotels in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific

Annual list highlights top performing group business hotels worldwide

Cvent, Inc. a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, today released its annual lists of Top Meeting Hotels for meetings and events worldwide. Top venues are sorted geographically, and rankings are based on each hotel’s group business performance. The list was compiled by analyzing meeting and event booking activity through the Cvent Supplier Network, which sourced more than $14.7 billion and more than 40 million room nights in 2017, helping to support more than 715,000 events worldwide.

Due to increased demand and buyer preferences, Cvent also announced it has expanded its list categories to include sub-lists which segment venues further based on commonly searched attributes including property type, conference space size, and region-specific locales. These lists will be announced over the coming weeks.

“With industry research showing the current global value of the meetings and events industry at $750+ billion* and growing substantially, there is huge potential for hotels across the globe to capitalize on group business opportunities,” said Bharet Malhotra, Senior Vice President of Sales for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud. “In response to this massive demand and supply growth, we have seen hotels continue to enhance their group marketing efforts and offerings as they look to attract top conferences and events to their venues.”

“There are quite a few noticeable shifts in our Top Meeting Hotels lists, emphasizing a robust, growing marketplace,” said Chris McAndrews, Vice President of Marketing for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud. “Hotels cannot rest on their laurels if they want to attract more group business in the years ahead.”

“Being recognized as the highest-ranking hotel two years in a row is a testament to our incredibly talented team,” said John Adams, General Manager, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, which retained its number one position in the U.S. from the 2017 list. “Their drive and passion for providing memorable experiences has cemented Nashville’s status as a meeting destination.”

Top 10 View

U.S. List Highlights:

  • The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center retained its number one position as Top Meeting Hotel.
  • Two new properties have broken into the Top 10:
    • Hilton Anatole, Dallas (Ranked 5th)
    • The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta (Ranked 10th)
  • Newcomers to the Top 100 list include: InterContinental Miami; Fairmont Austin; New York Hilton Midtown; The Broadmoor, Colorado; and The Phoenician, Scottsdale to name a few.
  • Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt (in that order) are the top three hotel chains represented on the Top 100 list.

Europe List Highlights (new list in 2018):

  • Hilton took the top three spots for generating the most group business in Europe: Hilton Prague, Hilton London Metropole, The Double Tree by Hilton, Amsterdam Centraal Station in that order.
  • Marriott, Hilton, and IHG (in that order) are the top three hotel chains represented on the Top 50 list.
  • Germany and Spain represent the largest selection of hotels on the list with 12 and 10 in the Top 50 respectively including the following chains and brands:
    • Radisson Blu, Sheraton, NH Hotel Group, Renaissance, W Hotels, Melia, and AccorHotels

Middle East and Africa List Highlights (new list in 2018):

  • JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai took the number one position on the list.
  • Five other properties in Dubai round out the Top 10, highlighting the increasing interest in hosting meetings and events in the Dubai area:
    • Conrad Dubai (ranked 2nd)
    • InterContinental Dubai – Festival City (ranked 3rd)
    • Grand Hyatt Dubai (ranked 4th)
    • Fairmont Dubai (ranked 5th)
    • The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (ranked 6th)
  • Dubai hosts the largest selection of top hotels on the lists, followed by South Africa.
  • Marriott and Radisson Hotel Group (in that order) are the top two hotel chains represented on the list, while Hilton, Hyatt and AccorHotels all come in with five properties each.

APAC List Highlights:
  • Hyatt Regency Sydney, new to the list this year, took the top position.
  • Five additional new properties have broken into the Top 10:
    • Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay (ranked 3rd)
    • Hilton Kuala Lumpur (ranked 4th)
    • Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore (ranked 5th)
    • Hilton Tokyo (ranked 6th)
    • Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok (ranked 8th)
  • There are 13 new properties to the list including: Grand Hyatt Shanghai; DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur; Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong; Millennium Hilton Bangkok; and JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach.
  • Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt (in that order) are the top three hotel chains represented on the Top 50 list.

Copyright 2018 Cvent, Inc. All rights reserved. From
To view the Internet Travel Monitor Archive, click