World’s Best Hotels and Sales Managers for Group Travel

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We are thrilled to honor the top hotels and sales managers worldwide that go above and beyond for their clients, offering a special atmosphere and service for all kinds of group travel. As advocates for what we represent and provide as a company, we look forward to continuing to build and maintain l

HotelPlanner and, the leading online providers of group bookings for hotels and meeting space, announce its list of the World’s Best Group-Friendly Hotels and Sales Managers in Asia, Africa, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, and South America. The list recognizes leading hotel partners and individual sales leaders who YOY consistently exceed the expectations of group clientele by delivering excellent customer care, attractive group pricing, quick response times, and earn exceptional post-stay reviews.

From luxury 5-star properties to budget-friendly 3-star accommodations, each of these top performing hotels and their group sales managers help deliver the best service and value for group bookings.

Tim Hentschel, CEO of HotelPlanner and, comments: “We are thrilled to honor the top hotels and sales managers worldwide that go above and beyond for their clients, offering a special atmosphere and service for all kinds of group travel. As advocates for what we represent and provide as a company, we look forward to continuing to build and maintain lasting relationships with each of these properties.”

The World’s Best Group-Friendly Hotels and Sales Managers in the ranking include:


New National Hotel- Cape Town, South Africa (2 Star)- Carl Burger

Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore- Cape Town, South Africa (4 Star)- Jeanne Brand


Crowne Plaza Ana Kobe- Kobe, Japan (4 Star)- Asako Nakamura

Crowne Plaza Perth- Perth, Australia (4 Star)- Chloe Harris

Eaton Hong Kong- Kowloon, Hong Kong (4 Star)- Elsie Kan

InterContinental Grand Stanford- Kowloon, Hong Kong (5 Star)- Hannah Wan

JW Marriott Marquis- Dubai, United Arab Emirates (5 Star)- Adrienne Fuidge

Metropark Hotel Kowloon- Kowloon, Hong Kong (4 Star)- Irene Wong

Novotel Phuket Resort- Kathu, Thailand (4 Star)- Anake Boonjorn

Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour- Sydney, Australia (4 Star)- Sarah Baker

Orchard Hotel- Singapore, Singapore (5 Star)- Candy Phua

ParkRoyal Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (5 Star)- Christy Woon

Pentahotel Hong Kong Kowloon- Kowloon, Hong Kong (4 Star)- Kevin Lam

Quest on Hobson- Auckland, New Zealand (4 Star)- Harsh Khanna

Raviz Center Point- Dubai, United Arab Emirates (4 Star)- Manoj Padhi

Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok- Bangkok, Thailand (4 Star)- Futoshi Kimura

The Quality Hotel Downtowner on Lygon- Melbourne, Australia (4 Star)- Lynne Chepanidis


Brewster Mountain Lodge, AB (3 Star)- Mary Louise Ford

Chateau Lacombe, AB (3 Star)- Veronica Abbott

Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Center Calgary (3 Star), AB- Jeannie Godrey

Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale, ON (3 Star)- Sean Metcalfe

Pan Pacific Whistler, BC (4 Star)- Don Prins

Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, BC (4 Star)- Elisa Vincenzi

Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview, ON (3 Star)- Yuki Watanabe

Sandman Signature Hotel Toronto Airport, ON (4 Star)- Sonia D’Acunto

The Banff Centre, AB (3 Star)- Amelia Flaherty


Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay All Inclusive- Montego Bay, Jamaica (3 Star)- Tomeika Flemmings, Marjorie Clarke and Sherri-Ann Leslie

Hyatt House- San Juan, Puerto Rico (3 Star)- Barbara Velez

Hyatt Place San Juan- Bayamón, Puerto Rico (3 Star)- Shirley Rosa

Majestic Resorts, Dominican Republic (4 Star)- Yanette Fung


Altis Hotels- Lisbon, Portugal (4 and 5 Star)- Bernardo Achega

Ascot Hotel- Copenhagen, Denmark (4 Star)- Nicolai Hammer

Boscolo Hotels- Budapest, Hungary (5 Star)- Gábor Brogyanecz

CityBox- Oslo, Norway (3 Star)- Vegard Lønn

City Park Hotel- Reykjavik, Iceland (3 Star)- Brennda Mattos

Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington- London, UK (4 Star)- Gary Waller

Corus Hotel Hyde Park- London, UK (4 Star)- Sheetal Samnani

Courtyard by Marriott Stockholm Kungsholmen – Stockholm, Sweden (4 Star)- Peter Augustinsson

Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center – Budapest, Hungary (4 Star)- Dániel Hasitz

Doubletree by Hilton London Hyde Park- London, UK (4 Star)- Dominika Klimunt

Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam (5 Star)- Renee Christ

Hilton Athens- Athens, Greece (5 Star)- Christos Ditoras

Holiday Inn Express Paris Canal De La Villette – Paris, France (3 Star)- Sébastien Guyard

Hotel Belloy Saint Germain – Paris, France (4 Star)- Cathy Maarouf

Hotel Ester- Krakow, Poland (4 Star)- Anna Figiel

Hotel Nicolaas Witsen Amsterdam City Center- Amsterdam, Netherlands (3 Star)- Alex Roozendaal

Mercure London Kensington – London, UK (4 Star)- Christina Irimia and Sofia Rodriguez

Montcalm Hotels- London, UK (5 Star)- Iria Remeseiro

Radisson Blu Hotel- Krakow, Poland (5 Star)- Aneta Olesik

SANA Lisboa Hotel- Lisbon, Portugal (5 Star)- Susana Oliveira

Splendid Hotel and Spa Nice- Nice, France (4 Star)- Michel Tschann

St. George Lycabettus Hotel- Athens, Greece (5 Star)- Faye Petrova

The Washington Mayfair- London, UK (4 Star)- Katy Sylvester

The Wesley – London, UK (4 Star)- Ahsan Latif

Tivoli Hotels & Resorts- Lagos & Lisbon, Portugal (4 and 5 Star)- Henrique Oliveira


Bahia Hotel & Beach Club- Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (3 Star)- Cristina Portillo

Holiday Inn Express- Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (3 Star)- Monica Hernandez

Iberostar Cancún All Inclusive- Cancun, Mexico (4 Star)- Ana Bolio

Paradisus Cancun All Inclusive Resort- Cancun, Mexico (4 Star)- Ezra Quintanar and Diana Melendez

Sheraton Mexico City Maria Isabel Hotel- Mexico City, Mexico (4 Star)- Bruno Avila

TRYP by Wyndham Mexico City World Trade Center- Mexico City, Mexico (3 Star)- Luz Perez

South America:

Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown- Panama City, Panama (3 Star)- Luis Muñoz

Intercontinental- Buenos Aires, Argentina (5 Star)- Silvana Pini and Vanina Di Franca

NH Bogotá Boheme Royal- Bogotá, Colombia (4 Star)- Angela Londoño

About is the leading provider of online services in the global group hotel marketplace. Listed among the top 50 travel sites in the world and ranked number one in group travel, is on track to produce nearly 4 million group leads this year, and is providing group hotel booking services to over 3,000 groups per day. The company’s robust technology and automated rate checkers provide customers with the guaranteed lowest available rates from a network of more than 100,000 quality hotel partners worldwide, making it easier and faster to book hotels for any corporate and leisure event. With its new eRFP group booking system, “Book-in-Block” and licensing technologies, continues to advance the group booking process online for direct clients, market leading affiliates and hotel partners worldwide.

The company owns and operates, a premier site that provides information, planning and booking services for meetings and hotel stays for corporations, associations and business-to-business enterprises. By combining advanced technology with a highly experienced staff of professional meeting planners and travel specialists, quickly finds clients the perfect space at the best price for meetings large and small.

Customers can visit online at, or on its mobile app, which provides users with the lowest, real-time hotel rates and availability, detailed hotel information and an easy booking tool right from the palm of their hand. They can also follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and its Everything’s Better Together blog.

Founded in 2002 by CEO Tim Hentschel and CIO John Prince, the company provides 24/7 customer service and has offices in London, England (European Headquarters), Hong Kong (Asian Headquarters), West Palm Beach, FL (USA Headquarters), and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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