Using the GroupSync Marketplace, planners can now access real-time best available group rates and inventory at over 1,500 Marriott properties, with more expected throughout 2023.
“Through our collaboration with Groups360, we can now deliver real-time instant booking through GroupSync Marketplace at hotels in the U.S. and Canada,” said Drew Pinto, Marriott’s global officer, global sales, distribution and revenue management.
“This offers our group customers what they have told us they are looking for, which is a much more seamless and efficient booking experience. Our industry-leading integration with Groups360 will also allow all Marriott hotels globally to receive and respond to RFPs quickly and efficiently through a two-way response process. This will be a win-win for both planners and hotels.”
Kemp Gallineau, CEO at Groups360, said event organisers can also access bookings for catering and equipment ordering.
“Their involvement is a testament to the commitment to reduce friction in group travel planning and help hoteliers, like Marriott, enhance their customer relationships,” said Gallineau.
“With the addition of Marriott International, we anticipate that over 20,000 leading hotel properties will be equipped to offer online group booking in the months ahead.”