Ranked in the top 100 meeting hotels and top 100 most popular meeting resorts in the U.S. by Cvent, Diplomat Resort & Spa has comprehensive technology and audiovisual capabilities, on-site IT technicians, and transportation services. Credit: Curio - A Collection by Hilton.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Diplomat Resort & Spa is proud to announce that its entire sales and marketing team has been certified through Cvent's Supplier Professional Certification Program and is the first property to be trained through this course. This program ultimately helps those certified save time during the RFP response process, converting more group business for the property which was recently acquired by Thayer Lodging Group and transitioned to a Curio - A Collection by Hilton.

"As the event planning process is so is so important to our property, we're thrilled that each of our group sales and catering associates were among the first to be certified by Cvent's comprehensive training program, said Ed Walls, general manager of the 998-room resort." "Not only will our staff be more effective and efficient while planning for groups and events, but they will also have a better understanding of technology available for meetings, RFPs and more." 

 The goal of the program is to help professionals better understand Cvent tools and the RFP process from a planner's perspective, ultimately decreasing lead response time and generating more group business.

"We made the decision to certify our entire group sales and catering staff to ensure that doing business with our property is every meeting planner's dream," said Jim Curtis, director of sales and marketing at Diplomat Resort & Spa.

In addition, the program helps increase a venue's exposure to planners, define the role of venue administrators, lead catchers and users, run relevant reports to help supplement team goals and leverage Cvent special features.

Located directly on the Atlantic Ocean, Diplomat Resort & Spa is South Florida's largest convention resort offering over 200,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space including a 50,000 sq. ft. unobstructed Great Hall, four ballrooms, and 39 breakout rooms. Ranked in the top 100 meeting hotels and top 100 most popular meeting resorts in the U.S. by Cvent, the resort also has comprehensive technology and audiovisual capabilities, on-site IT technicians, and transportation services.

Under Thayer's leadership, the 998-room property will embark on a $100 million enhancement initiative to significantly enrich the dynamic oceanfront property. As part of the Curio - A Collection by Hilton, the resort will embody local culture and spirit with notable enhancements such as a guest room renovation, new and improved dining options, a dynamic pool experience and upgraded beach activities.

Sarah Hendricks / Matt Levinson
For Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood
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About Diplomat Resort & Spa
The Diplomat Resort & Spa is conveniently located on the beach between Fort Lauderdale and the international hub of Miami. With 998 guest rooms, Diplomat Resort & Spa offers an array of amenities including several cuisine options from award-winning seafood and steakhouse Hollywood Prime to 24-hour in-room dining, along with a new spa overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Diplomat Resort & Spa's convention center provides over 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting and catering space including four ballrooms, a 50,000 square foot unobstructed Great Hall and 39 individual meeting rooms. For further information, visit www.DiplomatResort.com.

About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton (curiocollection.com) is an upper upscale, global portfolio of more than 50 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts handpicked for their unique character. Curio Collection properties appeal to travelers seeking unexpected and authentic experiences, and the benefits of Hilton’s award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Read the latest brand and property stories at news.curiocollection.com; discover Curio Collection destinations through the eyes of locals with 48-hour itineraries at citiesbycurio.com; and connect with Curio Collection on facebook.com/curiocollection, instagram.com/curiocollection and twitter.com/curiocollection.

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