Two corporate meetings' technology companies, HotelPlanner.com and StarCite, rolled out new tools for meeting planners and hotels, respectively.
HotelPlanner.com introduced a new meeting-space booking system which enables meeting planners to search meeting-space pricing and room layouts, and includes food and beverage pricing, information on taxes and fees, photos and special promotions, the company says.
The new feature can be accessed through the Meeting Space tab on HotelPlanner.com.
Meanwhile, StarCite entered into an exclusive partnership with EveryScape, which enables hotels to add interactive 3D replicas of their properties to the Starcite meetings marketplace.
The introduction of Webscapes, as the images are called, is the first time that StarCite has provided a way for meeting planners to view meetings space without an on-site visit.
Here is an interactive WebScape from the Villas Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla.
This link provides information about EveryScape pricing, which includes photography and imagery processing, as well as content hosting, StarCite says.