I have been an event planner for work for about 3 years now. We exclusively work with Marriott and SPG properties. I wanted to start a thread to see how many other "event planners" there are on here!
Thought you might be interested
I have been planning events and receptions for about 20 years now. I primarily use Marriott properties for the final image projected, but struggle with the many hands I must go through at each facility. I plan approximately 16 events per year. It is frustrating that many properties will not book more than 6 months in advance and can switch your event to other nearby properties. I am considering other brands.
I have never had them switch my event to another property and i have contacts in place for events in 2020! We primarily use Marriott and JW Marriott hotels. I do notice that there is a big difference between State Side and international events. I plan on starting to do event write ups on here as well as continue the guest room write ups.
I just posted updates on a bunch of my events and boy was it an adventure this year.
I plan all the travel for my company. I have been doing this for about 15 years. Does anyone work with a Marriott account executive?
I have one that I can reach out to and just provide a location and dates, she goes and finds the hotels and they send me quotes. She has our event template on file now.
I worked with an outstanding one for about 18 months. Last summer she was promoted, and the new one isn't as reliable. I have two friends in other companies who actually went back to doing things on their own after a few frustrations with the new rep. I haven't decided what I am going to do with our future events yet. I do recognize that I was very spoiled by our previous rep.
Don't get me wrong, If i know the exact hotel and time frame I want, I will reach out to the hotel directly. But if its a new city, I just email my rep from Marriott. She then sends the requests to the hotels for me.
I understand what you are saying. My old Marriott rep was amazing. The new one can take up to two weeks to contact hotels, and this is quicker than what my friends are experiencing. It is actually easier (and quicker) to do it myself now, which is disappointing, but as I said earlier, I was super spoiled by my previous rep.
Thanks for the insight.
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