FAQ

Will working with Prestige affect my existing relationships with hotels?

Not at all, in our unique business model, Prestige openly shares the client organizations that we’re supporting. We don’t prevent you from having individual relationships, but act as an advocate for you in the relationship. We also bring many new, beneficial relationships to your organization and assure that your time is well spent with only highly-qualified hotel recommendations.

How can I be sure the rate and value concessions are equal to or better than what I can get myself?

This one is simple: Our buying volume, 30+ years of relationship history across numerous brands, and 43 sales partners who are highly respected in our industry ensure our rates and concessions represent the best possible value for your organization. Plus, when we source for you, hotels know we’re sourcing their competitors at the same time—there’s every incentive for them to respond with their very best rates in order to secure your business.  

What makes Prestige different? 

  • Quality relationships with best-in-class vendors
  • An intentional, focused relationship with our clients. When we send an RFP to a hotel on your behalf, we are very strategic with who we source based on the information you provide
  • Vast, firsthand travel and industry experience of our entire organization. While you will work directly with just one sales partner, you’ll have the professional expertise of 56 other hospitality professionals who have (cumulatively) 1,000 years of experience
  • Detailed, qualified RFP process 
  • Service, service, service
  • Contract negotiation assistance and advice before, during and after your program finishes

Since Prestige’s site selection services don’t cost me anything, how does Prestige make money when I hire you for site selection help?

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and when you hire Prestige to provide site selection services, you’re not the one buying ours. Prestige functions as a distributor partner for hotels, resorts, cruises, and destination management companies around the globe. As such, when providing site selection services, we earn our fees through the placement of business. 

This is a cost of doing business for our vendors, not our clients. In addition, we add a lowest price guarantee to all contracts we assist you with.

The competitive process that we engage in ensures we are looking at the best options in each market.

How does Prestige approach pricing for event services offerings?

When you work with Prestige to provide enhanced event services, there is a cost. Most of the services we offer include a service fee and air has a flat fee. Most of the time, pricing is situational based on the complexity of the program. We approach our event service pricing with great transparency. When you work with us, we will provide a customized, detailed proposal with estimated pricing based on scope of work. Our invoicing shows all actual expenses plus our administrative service fee. This allows you to see exactly where your money is being spent. It’s also important to note that there is no additional mark-up on added program inclusions during planning stages or on-site, and a complete open book policy on all financials.

Can Prestige source any hotel?

Absolutely. We can source any hotel, anywhere in the world as long as it’s a booking of ten rooms or more.

Will sourcing through Prestige take over my role as meeting planner?

On the contrary, Working with Prestige makes you more efficient at your job by getting assistance with the RFP process. Our deep knowledge and electronic processes help get you answers quickly and from far more properties than you could contact on your own. Plus, you’re able to lean on our vast contract negotiating experience to lower your risk and make the best deal on every program. 

Our goal is to make your job easier & help you shine at work! Consider Prestige to be a your best accessory. You’re a fantastic planner right now. We help you look better by providing a team of industry experts to help source the location, hotel and DMC for your event; negotiating the best possible rates; and reviewing the contract on your behalf. By taking all these tasks off your plate, you’re able to focus on the details.

We take your RFP and create a selection of options that will fit your needs. Book with us, and we help you the rest of the way! You can leverage our relationships and reputation in the industry, and we’ll get things done for you while saving you time and money.

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