Accor launches online facility
SOFITEL, the prestige brand of Accor with 200 leading hotels worldwide, has launched a dedicated meetings facility for online bookings through the website www.accorhotels.com/meetings.
Offering instant access to availability of meeting rooms and conference centres, Sofitel is anticipating the needs of the meeting planner for a fast and effective response to their meetings requirements, be it for a small group function or a large corporate meeting. Accor has also introduced a technological platform on its website offering Meeting Planners a complete search, content and RFP response for their MICE properties worldwide.
The site is in response to a growing trend: 81 per cent of meeting planners use the internet for their search of facilities, and a 20 per cent growth is expected in the next few years, says Deny Sappey, Senior Vice President for International Sales at Accor hotels.
The meeting portal of Accorhotels.com enables meeting planners to find out on-line availability at more than 2000 hotels across the Sofitel, Novotel and Mercure brands, as well as access to a meeting RFP management facility to ease sourcing venues.