hotel group, Dolce Hotels and Resorts, has reported a 45 per cent
increase in UK outbound conference and meetings bookings across its
portfolio of properties in Europe and North America.
The group says this demonstrates a growing confidence from the UK outbound market and a return to better budgets for 2011.
The latest figures, announced at Dolce’s biannual UK Showcase Event (7
April) for event organisers, corporates and agencies, showed a 50 per
cent increase in bookings to Europe and a 25 per cent increase in
bookings to North America from the UK during 2009/10, compared to the
previous year. Dolce expects the figure to increase in 2011.
“It’s encouraging to see such a marked increase in bookings coming from
the UK,” said Dolce’s Chief Revenue Officer, Barry Goldstein. “While our
customers from the UK are still cautious, we are starting to see
healthy signs of improvement with bookings up and more leads coming
through than we saw in the same period of the previous year. This
underlines a growing trend that for the right venue and product, people
are willing to spend money to know they will deliver event success.
“The UK is a crucial territory for the Dolce brand (which as of yet does
not have a UK hotel), we work with many businesses across Britain to
bring their meetings and events into Europe and to the US,” Goldstein
Guests to the UK showcase, which was organised by Red Peak Events and produced by Kabuki Productions, were given a preview of Dolce’s new New Urban Hotel Model in Downtown Indianapolis due to open late 2012. This adds to the group’s latest openings at Munich, Seaview, Silverado and Ravella at Lake Las Vegas.
Dolce’s portfolio includes properties across North America and in Belgium, France, Spain and Germany.
Dolce hosts some 30,000 events and four million group clients globally every year.
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