Enhance Event Planning With Intuitive Digital Experiences
Use these five digital resources to stress less as you prepare for and host winning events.
In today’s always-connected culture, the power and influence of digital is unmatched. And while everyone likes to be plugged in and have information readily available, for meeting planners, it’s more than a nice-to-have — it’s a necessity.
When you plan a meeting with Marriott, you have access to a wealth of digital resources to make your job easier, whether with a swipe of a finger or a click of a link. Explore five digital experiences, exclusive to Marriott, that will ensure your event is the best it can be — including inspirational, effective and stress-free.
Marriott Meeting Services App
Wish communicating with hotel event staff could happen in real time? When your event is at a Marriott, that ability is built-in. The Meeting Services App connects planners and hotel teams on any web-enabled device—anytime, anywhere. Planners can make requests regarding the food and drink, the technology, the meeting space, the temperature and more.
Three days before the event’s start date, planners receive an email that includes a custom link to the app. The worrisome details of planning a successful event are alleviated, without the constraints of time, space and language. The customized link remains available for use even after the event, to handle any loose ends. The result creates more time to empower, showcase and personalize every event through planning to billing.
The app works in 20 languages and is available at more than 600 hotels in over 50 countries.
We hate to brag, but one of the best digital resources is this site, Meetings Imagined. Not only can you come here to be inspired, but you can also connect directly to Marriott properties through our Hotel Ideas and gather beautiful planning photos from our Inspiration Gallery into personal sets that can be shared with the team at a Marriott property and your clients.
The site offers hundreds of articles on tips and trends. Plus, there are hands-on mini case studies, “My Best Meeting Moments,” in which our meeting planners share the very best elements from events at their hotels. You’ll also find Q&As with some of the meeting world’s most savvy leaders. You can find our treasure trove of articles in the Tips & Trends library.
The Marriott Mobile App
The Marriott Mobile App is the perfect travel companion. Marriott Reward Members who book with our app or on Marriott.com are able to check in before they arrive; receive room-ready notifications; and enjoy an enhanced arrival experience. The app also reminds guests to check out, triggering a copy of their bill to be sent via email.
Now at Marriott Hotels, we’re introducing Mobile Requests. Guests can ask for anything, anytime, and chat directly with an on-property Host up to 24 hours before arrival. From towels to housekeeping to requesting your car from valet, our app makes your stay more brilliant.
The Marriott Mobile app lets you make reservations at more than 4,000 hotels and is available in English, Spanish, French, German and Chinese.
Instead of concentrating on attendee requests, meeting planners can spend more time doing what they do best—planning and executing great meetings. And with chat and instant notifications informing them when their rooms are ready, attendees will spend less time worrying and more time engaging in the meeting experience.
Marriott understands the unique challenges facing the modern meeting planner. We know that when the meeting's internet experience falls short, so does the meeting experience. That’s why we created WiFi Simplified—a clear, standardized process for choosing the right Wi-Fi solution for every event.
WiFi Simplified is designed to bring greater clarity about internet choices and transparency on the associated bandwidth and price. This industry-leading approach enables planners to collaborate with our knowledgeable team and quickly get to a solution that works—from basic connections to the most complex requirements. The process begins with a few questions about your event, such as how many participants and devices you’re expecting. We’ll explain bandwidth and what it means to the quality of your internet experience—all in a direct, simplified way. We believe that as the meeting world becomes more social, mobile and visual, we must also rise to the challenge by developing solutions that are powerful without being complicated.
WiFi Simplified provides a consistent and clear process across the portfolio from hotel to hotel, so you can plan with confidence wherever events may take you. See how easy WiFi Simplified is.
Marriott ResLink Direct
For meetings big and small, Marriott offers meeting planners — and their attendees — a complimentary digital Reservation Link that makes it easy to reserve rooms in the group block. And it eliminates the need to remember a separate discount code.
Once you receive your ResLink Direct from the Marriott property for your event, simply email the link to attendees or post it on your event website. Best of all, ResLink Direct is available through all Marriott brand hotels (except Ritz-Carlton Hotels), is responsive across devices (mobile, tablet and desktop) and is available in six languages.
If these digital experiences — and quicker, simpler, yet more innovative ways to plan meetings — appeal to you, learn more about hosting your next event at a Marriott property.