Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland (formerly Jurys Inn) launched a new online booking service for meeting rooms with MeetingPackage, the multi-award winning Meetings & Events sales automation and channel management software.
Helsinki, Finland – 18th November 2022
Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland and MeetingPackage announced the launch of Leonardo Hotels’ Instant Meetings service, to provide hotel customers the ability to book Meetings & Events services directly from the hotel website.
The possibility to book meeting rooms online benefits all stakeholders involved in the event sales process. For hoteliers, it will support increased conversion of group business and streamline operational processes as they provide meeting planners with a view of available event spaces or meeting rooms that can be booked online. Meeting planners looking to book events on the Leonardo Hotels website will be able to quickly identify answers to their two most critical questions: Is the event space available? Is it in my budget?
“We’re excited to partner with an established brand like Leonardo Hotels said Joonas Ahola, CEO and Founder of MeetingPackage. “As hoteliers look for new ways to streamline and optimize their business processes for increased revenue, a modern technology solution is critical. Providing an online booking capability for group and event businesses is a key component of hotel sales digitalization. Manual processes have become unsustainable and meeting planners want to quickly confirm budget and availability before booking the business.”
Andy Besent, Head of Sales at Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland, comments, “The development of our new Instant Meetings service, powered by MeetingPackage, will allow us to completely transform the customer experience and make the entire booking journey much simpler than ever before. We know that customers who book meeting rooms, either direct or via third party partners, are looking for a simple and seamless booking journey, and launching our new Instant Meetings service will allow us to meet these needs.
“Since using the product we’ve already seen a significant number of benefits to both our customers and hotel operations teams, especially when it comes to increasing speed and efficiency, and I would like to thank Joonas Ahola and his team at MeetingPackage for their support and patience in delivering such a complex project.”
MeetingPackage software is already in use by venues in over 120 countries and it’s powering the booking journey for many well-known hotel chains. This partnership is a big step towards MeetingPackage's goal of connecting over 100k venues to instant booking by 2025.
MeetingPackage is an omni-channel sales automation software for Meeting & Event bookings based in Finland.
Our objective is to make Meeting & Event services bookable everywhere. And, to improve the Meetings & Events booking process for both meeting planners and event venues including hotels, conference centers, and serviced offices. The company integrates with venues’ existing PMS, S&C, and back-office solutions while delivering products to all customer-facing channels. Products include a venue and sales management platform, an online Booking Engine, and a Meetings & Events specific Channel Manager. The software features twelve different language versions and is used by thousands of hotel customers globally and over 10 000 distribution partners.
The CEO of MeetingPackage is Joonas Ahola, and the company has its HQ in Finland.
About Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland
Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland is a leading hotel group that operates 52 centrally located hotels and over 11,000 rooms. As one of the fastest-growing hotel groups in Europe, it has three brands - Leonardo Hotels, Leonardo Royal Hotels, and NYX Hotels across a growing portfolio.
All hotels offer a unique experience and are recognised for their prime city centre locations, dedicated and welcoming staff and their comfortable and contemporary rooms, as it looks to create a world leading superior hotel group across corporate, leisure and M&E. Its vision is to deliver exceptional customer experiences through the support of over 4,000 colleagues.
Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland is part of Fattal Hotels, an entrepreneurial and expanding international hotel group, which owns and operates over 200 hotels in over 100 destinations, with plans to rapidly expand its global presence. In Europe, it has over 150 hotels across 86 cities and 14 countries
MeetingPackage media contact:
Joonas Ahola, CEO Tel +358 (0)50 514 3542