It's Getting Harder To Book A Hotel Conference Room For Events – Here Is What You Can Do About It
When the recession hit in 2009, hotels were finding it hard to book rooms let alone large conference facilities within their buildings. Since then, the hotel industry has rebounded, and now it has gotten harder to book a conference room in many large hotels. There are a few things you can do to increase your chances of booking the date you want or, at least, the hotel you want. Take a look at some ideas of what you can do.
Change the Destination
If you are planning a major event like a wedding or a conference for your business and you are planning on having it in one of the most popular cities in the United States, you just might have a problem booking a conference room. Cities like New York City, Las Vegas or Orlando are extremely popular destinations for both weddings and business meetings.
These cities do have the hotels to accommodate thousands of people at a time, but when those same people are booking the same facilities, it gets very hard to find a space available. You have a couple of choices. You can either book your event up to a year in advance, and in some cases longer, or you can change destinations.
If you choose a city such as Nashville or Washington, D.C., they both have the existing hotel space, modern facilities and great ambience to their surroundings. They also are more likely to have a conference room available on the dates you want them. Take a look around and see if you can choose a ci ty that can be more accommodating and where you lose none of the city's charm.
Choose an Off-Season Date
When you are traveling and booking a hotel room, you are going to find it's easier to find space in the popular destinations during the off-season for that location. This means the tourists have mostly left the area due to back-to-school or a change in the weather (this could be hot or cold weather arriving).
During the off-season, hotels make considerably less profits than when they are booked solid. If you simply must choose Miami as your destination for example, then perhaps choose summer time for your event here. South Florida is typically tourist filled during the winter months and spring break. On the other hand, New York City tends to be a bit less tourist heavy during the winter months of January and February once the New Year's Eve revellers have gone home.