Centric Hospitality Group Celebrates CARINO Hotels and Resorts 10th Anniversary in New York

  • Centric Hospitality Group
  • 01.25.12
Member hotels gathered last week at the Harvard Club of New York City for the Centric Hospitality Group Annual Sales, Marketing & Reservation Conference, which featured the announcement of new initiatives for 2012, a VIP 10th Anniversary Event and panel discussions with the industry’s top travel agencies and corporate travel buyers.

CARINO Hotels and Resorts, Qube Hotels and InnPoints Worldwide merged in September 2011, creating the global multi-tiered hotel service and technology company Centric Hospitality Group.

“We were pleased to welcome our member hotels and partners to reinforce our long-term commitment while introducing our multi-layered and intimate Centric Hospitality Group partnership at our tenth annual global conference,” stated Joseph Carino, executive vice president of Centric Hospitality Group.

During the conference, Centric Hospitality executives outlined a number of initiatives designed to aid the organization’s growth, increase visibility and create additional member services, including:
•Distribution/Awareness - Emphasis on line/brand extension and co-branding of all services and products;
•Guest Rewards Program - Centric Hospitality’s StayCredits program, structured to create added value to the consumer while driving repeat bookings directly to the hotel;
•Technology - Enhancements offering nimble price-point and transparency positioning to both B2B and B2C markets.

“The Centric Hospitality Group Annual Conference provided extensive focus on hotel sales, marketing and reservation services,” said Sue Keels, director of sales and marketing at The Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan. “The face-to-face interaction with top worldwide business travel professionals provided immediate leads and prospects. The proactive technology Centric Hospitality has infused in their growth plan is certainly a value for CARINO Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Qube Hotels and InnPoints Worldwide.”

Highlights of this year’s conference included top travel industry speakers, agency and corporate panel experts, brand-specific breakout sessions and an invitation only client reception. Centric Hospitality Group partners also had a chance to interact with member hotels during a two-hour vendor showcase. Partners in attendance include TrustYou ReviewAnalyst, Zoom Creates, ABC Global Services, CCRA International, Worldwide Independent Network, Booking.com, Expedia, EZYield, Orbitz, Priceline, Signature Worldwide, TAG Approved, TTI Technologies, Virtual Managed Solutions, United and Dav El.

“Centric Hospitality put together a very well organized event,” said Dean Schmit Sr., vice president of TrustYou ReviewAnalyst Inc. “The venue allowed for a more personal level of interaction with the attendees. We are looking forward to being a part of this event again in 2013.”

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