Park Plaza Westminster Partners With MeetingRooms.com To Sell Small Meetings Online

PARK PLAZA WESTMINSTER BRIDGE

Westminster, London,England, 30th July, 2015 – MeetingRooms.com, the global marketplace that brings people and meeting space together on-demand, has announced that Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London has made its City Rooms available for customers to book via the MeetingRooms.com marketplace and online booking tools.  The City Rooms make up the spine of the hotel and boast fabulous views across the British capital.

The MeetingRooms.com marketplace, which launched globally in March continues to grow,  now boasting over 6,000 meeting and event spaces in 58 countries around the world – including 173 cities and towns within the United Kingdom.  The marketplace matches its venue partner’s empty meeting rooms with demand in real-time, enabling its customers to book professional meeting rooms online 24/7 and avoid the usual hassle of making numerous phone calls and web enquiries. The company launched to accommodate a significant growth in small meetings.  Last year, 400,000 meetings took place in the UK with between 10 and 20 delegates.  This trend was brought on by the significant growth in entrepreneurship and the widespread adoption of mobile technology and remote working.

“I am delighted that we have partnered with Meetingrooms.com to sell our Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London City rooms.  We see this move as a positive step forward in a constantly changing meetings arena where we are experiencing a more technologically driven buying environment.  We have tailor-made bespoke packages to offer on the website – from one hour set rates for simple one-to-one meetings, to personalised meeting offerings for up to 16  to ensure our flexible, stylish and modern rooms offer our customers the best personalised venue space for smaller events in London.”
Katja Smythe, UK Sales Director PPHE Hotel Group

The City Rooms are available from £75.00 per hour and can be hired from one hour to a whole day and can accommodate up to 16 delegates in a boardroom style. Rates include free Wi-Fi and an onsite customer service team.

“We are thrilled to welcome Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London as our newest meeting room partner.  There is a huge demand for these smaller meeting rooms and we’re streamlining the booking process, not only for the customer, but also our venue partner sales teams. It’s great to see the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London embrace our technology and offer their City Rooms for online bookings.”
Caleb Parker, CEO, MeetingRooms.com  

Founded in 2014, MeetingRooms.com, headquartered in London, is the latest addition to the Search Office Space group of companies which was set up by property entrepreneur Richard Smith in 1993.

For more than twenty years, the group has been a constant pioneer in the flexible workspace category, introducing a range of different search and compare services – from serviced offices (www.searchofficespace.com), virtual offices, day offices, and now meeting spaces (www.meetingrooms.com) – to support corporates, SMEs and entrepreneurs across its global portfolio of 12,000 venue partners

About MeetingRooms.com

MeetingRooms.com is the global marketplace that brings people and meeting space together, on demand. It is the definitive ‘one-stop-shop’ for users to instantly find, compare and book meeting space no matter where they are in the world. In addition, it allows venues – from hotels to shared office centres – to attract a wider pool of new customers, increasing occupancy and booking revenues. MeetingRooms.com and Search Office Space were both founded by British entrepreneur, Richard Smith, who serves as President of MeetingRooms.com and CEO of Search Office Space.

About PPHE Hotel Group

PPHE Hotel Group Limited is a Guernsey registered company and through its subsidiaries, jointly controlled entities and associates, owns, leases, develops, operates and franchises full service upscale and lifestyle hotels in major gateway cities and regional centres, predominantly in Europe.

The majority of the Group’s hotels operate under two distinct brands, Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts and art’otel®. The Company has an exclusive licence from CarlsonSM, a global privately held hospitality and travel company, to develop and operate Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The art’otel® brand is fully owned by the Group. The Group has a minority ownership interest in the Arenaturist group, one of Croatia’s leading hospitality companies.

Our portfolio of owned, leased, managed and franchised hotels comprises 38 hotels in operation offering a total of more than 8,300 rooms. Our development pipeline includes four new hotel projects, one hotel extension and reconfiguration and two rebranding projects. These developments are expected to add over 1,000 rooms to our portfolio by the end of 2016 and an additional 352 rooms by the end of 2019.

 

Press Contacts

Weber Shandwick for MeetingRooms.com
+44 207 067 0500
MeetingroomsPR@Webershandwick.com

Lisa Woodman for PPHE Hotel Group
Senior PR & Communications Manager – EMEA
lwoodman@pphe.com
+44 (0) 207 034 4815

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