Maritim Hotels – Combining High Quality Germany Service with all the Comforts of Home
While it may be common in some hotels to serve food that comes from various nations, it is quite another thing to research your guests’ hometown favorites and serve those specialties as part of their home away from home. For family-owned hotel chain Maritim, it is a standard operating procedure for distinguished guests, meetings and events. When combined with all the other details that Maritim attends to during a guest’s visit, this effort sets Maritim in a class by itself.
As one of the world’s top 100 hotels in Hotel Magazine’s Annual Ranking of the World’s Biggest Hotel Companies, Maritim has always been a marquis address for major European and German events. Whether put together a year in advance or compressed into a three or four week turnaround, meetings at Maritim mean flawless behind-the-scenes execution, personalized service and surprised and delighted meeting planners.
According to Beth Wickramasuriya, CMP and Director Global Accounts at HelmsBriscoe, “Maritim has been a home base for many of our meetings in Germany for several years. It offers high quality space but, more importantly, I have found that the attentive service of its staff simplifies planning and delivers the comforts that my attendees appreciate when they are traveling away from home.”
On the catering side, meeting planners can custom-tailor their menus to showcase locally grown, organic fare, gluten- and lactose-free options, and comfort foods of their choice. To experience Berlin food flair, for example, meeting planners with events at either of Maritim’s two Berlin properties can select Berlin cuisine such as Cutlets of Havellands Apple Pork or Calf Liver “Berlin Style”. In Munich, the experience becomes completely different with a full Bavarian spread including white sausages, sweet mustard and pretzels. One group of U.S. automobile dealers recently revved their trip to Munich this way, before they drove to explore BMW World and other auto-related attractions in Germany.
On the meetings side, Maritim meeting space is customized to meeting planners’ specifications. Transformations can be as simple as standard board room space with break facilities to more creative use of open space and meeting areas for such events as the recent European Darts Open this summer in Dusseldorf as well as LocWorld, the leading conference for international business, translation, localization and more, held in Berlin in June. In November the Maritim in Bonn will host Waterproof Membranes 2015, an annual event where international manufacturers, welding equipment manufacturers and other allied industry professionals come together to discuss technical, architectural and other types of membrane applications. As you can see, Maritim events run the gamut from intimate meetings and functions to complex affairs involving thousands of attendees.
What’s more, Maritim essentially serves as “one-stop planning support” for planners who want to combine their hotel and meeting space with unique venues within the region. Not only can Maritim recommend venues that support the meeting planner’s goals, but it can even cater events in off-property locations as the chain has its own catering company. For example, meeting planners in Frankfurt can arrange a party at the Schloss Vollrads, the home of the German Wine Society. While staying at the Maritim Hotel Titisee in the Black Forest, they can arrange teambuilding exercises that require attendees to build their own raft and then get aboard for a sail.
According to Incentive Travel Magazinehttp://www.incentivetravel.co.uk/news/hotel/27190-maritim-hotels-goes-from-strength-to-strength, Maritim has had another year of record growth, owing in part to the hotel’s significant “upgrades and modernization of multiple properties in Germany, including Munich, Cologne, Stuttgart and Hannover.” All told, planners can select from 36 Maritim hotels in the first-class/deluxe category in Germany – each recognized for its commitment to the environment as well as its superior service and accommodations. Its updated multilingual website makes it easier for meeting planners to find initial information about planning their meetings, and they have ready access to on-the-ground sales contacts in Princeton, N.J. as well as in its many German locations. And with the U.S. dollar currently enjoying one of its strongest periods against the Euro, U.S. planners can see their dollars stretch even further.
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