Absolutely! Just because our home base is in Boston, doesn't mean we only serve the Boston area. ORIGIN will work with your organization no matter where you're located. We secure hotels all over the world and we don't have any bias toward specific hotel brands. Our goal is to find our clients up-scale hotels, in the best locations, at the lowest price point, with a variety of value-added contract terms.
It's hard to believe but yes! We get paid an industry standard fee by the hotel you end up selecting. There is absolutely no charge to your organization for our services. ORIGIN is not biased. We work with every major hotel brand in the world. This means we don't push you into certain hotels.. The most important thing to us, are your overall goals and satisfaction.
Never! This is fully transparent in the hotel booking contract.
Your rate isn't affected because hotels pay us from their marketing budgets, not your room rate. This is the industry standard across all hotel brands.
That's fantastic! However, why not get a proposal from a few other hotels, or even the same hotel, just to see what they may not be offering? You'd be very surprised with our results. Or perhaps we can find a new property in the same location, with lower rates and more value-adds. You never know, maybe the attendees may enjoy a change of venue as well.
ORIGIN has the in-house hotel sales experience the others can't always offer. The larger site selection companies don't require their experts to have in-house hotel sales experience. They hire just about anyone because they take 50% of their commission. This is how independent contracting companies work. They claim they train their independent contractors but classroom training isn't sufficient when you're negotiating with seasoned hotel sales teams who do this day in and day out!
It's our view, that the best ammunition when negotiating with hotels, is years of experience in the actual hotels themselves. This is what produces the best results..
CVB's are great, in that they help save time. However, they don't negotiate contracts on your behalf to get the lowest room rates and the best contract terms possible. They're strictly hired to promote their own city. More often than not, they have little to no in-house hotel sales experience.
What if you're looking at multiple cities for your event? You would have to use a different CVB contact for each city.
ORIGIN is your dedicated partner for any location in the world. Please click the Testimonials tab at the top of the page, or click our LinkedIn icon below for our client reviews.
Make sure you're working with an accredited partner! There are many 3rd party organizations that don't meet the strict industry standards to receive IATA accreditation. This means they are not a hotel trusted entity and they will be extremely limited in what hotel brands they can offer.