Elite Meetings International (EMI) and Noble House Hotels & Resorts announced today at IMEX a partnership that will implement the use of EMI’s cutting-edge SpeedRFP™ technology on the Seattle-based hotel ownership and management company’s corporate website, www.NobleHouseHotels.com, to facilitate all online requests for proposals.
A product of Elite Meetings International, SpeedRFP provides meeting, wedding and special event planners with an efficient, time-saving RFP management tool to solicit bids for group business to multiple venues – without having to rekey data. The system enables planners to enter their group's requirements just one time using SpeedRFP's standardized format, submit that information directly to any Noble House hotel or resort, and manage all responses in one place.
“We’ve been watching SpeedRFP evolve over the last two years and feel this will end up being the de facto standard for our industry,” said Sean Mullen, chief sales and marketing officer, Noble House Hotels & Resorts. “We’re pleased to begin integration, as we don’t think a better solution exists.”
Many hotel chains, destination management organizations and independent hotels have already benefited from using SpeedRFP on their websites, resulting in more than 33,000 buyers joining its worldwide network. Its three-forms-in-one design grants planners from the meetings, weddings and special events worlds the ability to use SpeedRFP. The resulting usage breaks down to 70 percent meetings/30 percent weddings and special events.
“With every hotel, chain and destination management organization we add, we’re building awareness within the industry of the incredible efficiencies gained by a SpeedRFP solution,” said Kelly Foy, CEO, Elite Meetings International. “It provides planners with a direct connection to the hotel or hotels of interest, and is absolutely free for them to use.”
Foy concludes, “For the hotels, it makes them accessible to the 33,000 community members of SpeedRFP, resulting in higher lead conversation rates across the board.”
About Noble House Hotels & Resorts
Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd., is a privately held hotel ownership and management company in business for more than 30 years. Founded in 1979 by Patrick R. Colee, Noble House began as a commercial property development group, but for the last 25 years, the company has concentrated exclusively on hotel ownership and management. The Seattle, Washington, based company owns and manages boutique hotels and resorts spanning the four coastal corners of the U.S., including the newly refurbished Riviera Palm Springs, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys, The Edgewater in Seattle, Washington, and Hotel Viking in Newport, R.I. For more information or to book reservations, visit www.NobleHouseHotels.com.
SpeedRFP is a cutting-edge product for creating, submitting and tracking Requests For Proposals (RFPs) online. SpeedRFP recently surpassed the 33,000-user mark, and is rapidly generating RFPs for meeting planners and hotels in the U.S. and internationally. SpeedRFP is a plug and play RFP technology that any hotel/conference center/destination can easily add to their existing website, and it is free to meeting professionals. More information is available at www.SpeedRFP.com.
About Elite Meetings International
Based in Santa Barbara, Elite Meetings International (EMI) provides free, time-saving tools for planners and integrated marketing solutions to suppliers that enhance the connection of meeting and hospitality professionals. EMI supports this community through a combination of innovative technology, direct sales support, customized marketing programs and face-to-face business-building events. Additionally, www.EliteMeetings.com serves as a comprehensive vehicle for sourcing luxury, upper-upscale and upscale properties. EMI's innovations include FaceTime™ Appointment Scheduler (www.FaceTimeScheduler.com) a sought-after program for helping conference attendees identify synergies, manage appointments and make direct connections with one another; and SpeedRFP™ (www.SpeedRFP.com), a new time-saving product for creating, submitting, and managing RFPs online. For additional information, please visit www.EliteMeetings.com or call 805-730-1000.