Breaking Travel News

Planners Put Marriott Tops in Upscale Convention Hotel Market

In a survey of 1,700 meeting planners by the Maritz Research Hospitality
Group, Marriott International, Inc. headed the group of best upscale hotel
companies for providing positive experiences when planning meetings and
In the “2003 Meeting Planner Choice, Experience, Loyalty Study,” planners
were asked to provide a wide variety of ratings for an individual hotel at
which they had held a meeting or event in the past six months. The ratings
were combined to provide an overall company rating.

With more than 600 full-service properties around the world, Marriott
International is renowned for its expertise in hosting large and small
meetings, conventions, social events and weddings. Marriott International
hotels offer a variety of meeting and banquet options to meet and exceed
customer needs. From unique decor and flexible meeting space to high-speed
internet access to an array of food and beverage options, the hotels
provide experienced support staff to manage a wide range of functions in
an all- inclusive setting.

More information about the study can be found at For more information
about Marriott’s meeting services, log onto For
reservations and information call 1-800-228-9290.