Marriott launches new toolkit for meeting planners

Marriott International has launched Meetings Imagined, a new set of tools to help meeting planners design and manage fresh meeting experiences.

“Today’s meeting attendees are looking for something that goes beyond ‘a meeting’ and creates an experience where people feel connected, inspired and accomplished,” said Brian King, global officer, Marriott signature brands and global sales. “Meeting planners and attendees alike told us a fresh and disruptive point of view in the meetings and conventions industry was desperately needed.”

Key to the new approach is, a visual, social and collaborative website designed to change the way meeting planners plan, shop and buy meetings. The site includes:

  • Marriott’s Meeting Purpose Methodology: A process to help planners design meetings and attendee experiences
  • The Inspiration Gallery: A visual library with thousands of setup, food-and-beverage and décor images
  • Tips and trends: Stories and articles about the latest trends in the meetings business that are continually updated
  • Hotel ideas: Browse by brand, country, hotel, meeting size or amenities
  • Our Story: Pulls it all together for planners with digital tools and hotel brands that support

Marriott is also giving planners access to digital resources that make their job easier:

  • Meeting Services App: Connects planners with Marriott’s event team before, during and after their meeting. Planners can make real-time requests for coffee refills, room-temperature changes and tech needs from their mobile device.
  • ResLink Direct: A customized interactive webpage that allows attendees to book their group rate online, provides hotel information and allows planners to add information.