Diamond Sponsor Feature – Marriott Luxury Brands
As we know, when it comes to meeting and incentive destinations clients are looking for new, innovative, outside of the box ideas and locations. Clients want a destination that will meet and exceed their needs, they want that “WOW” factor. We caught up with Amy Rippelmeyer from Marriott Luxury Brands to find out what Seeing the Impossible means to them.
This year’s M&IW Summit Theme is See the Impossible. Our message is about going beyond what is possible to uncover solutions to challenges and explore new opportunities. How does Marriott Luxury Brands See the Impossible and raise the bar for your clients?
Seeing the Impossible is thinking outside the box to help find solutions for our clients. As our businesses are booking more and more short term, it can be as simple as “putting a square peg in a round hole”, making the contracting process simpler, providing the new “it” destination, and/or finding that ONE property that will meet all the needs of the customer as well as save money.
What are some of the trends you are seeing related to your business?
Leads continue to come in in a shorter booking timeframe including incentives. It’s trying to find that perfect fit when availability/pricing can be difficult.
What does Seeing the Impossible mean to you personally?
It is what I have been trained as “radar on and antenna up.” It’s not always what is put in front of you that is important, it’s looking for ways to go above and beyond for my clients.
In your role, how are you continuing to bring new, fresh and innovative ideas to forward?
I love to brainstorm with my clients, team, and hoteliers. I love to hear what the competition is doing and think of ways where we can do it better. For a larger group of luxury brands, what will set us apart. And, I strongly believe it is our relationships and our service and will always look at ways to improve or make it better.
To learn more about innovative, engaging event technology solutions we invite you to talk with the knowledgeable Marriott Luxury Brands Team at the M&IW Summit Supplier Showcase.