April 15, 2015 14:16 ET Unveils New Features to Help Hospitality Pros Grow Group Business

Hospitality Client Input and Traffic Analytics Used to Improve Online Do-It-Yourself, Search-and-Buy Functionality for Fast Growing Data Resource

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2015) - ( today launched an update to its website, which features its online searchable database of detailed meeting and contact data. The result of direct input from hospitality clients and site traffic analytics, the website update was designed to be even more usable, intuitive and accessible than before.

Improvements to the site come only six months after its launch during IMEX Americas in October 2014. Several improvements were made both to the site's design and to its back-end technology infrastructure. The new site design is user-centric and easily navigated via an intuitive, data-informed interface.

Group sales and marketing professionals of all levels of U.S.-based name brands and independent hotels, destination marketing organizations, venues and hospitality service companies have been among the site's most avid users. 1-in-3 clients have returned to make additional purchases to support marketing campaigns, sales blitzes, targeted prospecting, road shows, and event invitations, among other initiatives.

Reflecting a data-driven approach, the most commonly requested information has been added to the Search page where users can enter specific search criteria to access instant record counts and costs. Categories for criteria:

  • Organization/Account Type
  • Planner Location -- States/Metro Areas
  • Rooms Peak Night
  • Meeting Months
  • Meeting Region (from History)
  • Hotel Type
  • Rate Range

In addition to adding detailed instructions to assist in the search process, a 2-minute video offers an instant demo. Both new features support the premise of the first do-it-yourself (DIY) database in the hospitality sector that doesn't require a subscription fee or lengthy commitment.

" is more than just a website -- its new search and shopping-cart functionality, along with on-demand detailed meetings and contact data, are time-saving differentiators that mean a lot to savvy hospitality professionals," said Gretchen Kihm-Stegall, Managing Director.

Repeat client G. Armando Emanuelli, Director of Sales and Marketing of the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico stated, " is an incredibly valuable online data resource, as it helped us find new potential group business for our off-shore hotel. We were able to eliminate huge amounts of hours by our team just locating these targets, which in turn allows us more time to spend selling and marketing to them."

For more information or assistance performing a data search, visit or call 1-844-MEET-LST Ext. 3.

Founded by the Principals of Meetings Database Institute (MDI), is an online data and information resource for hotels, destinations as well as other hospitality industry suppliers. delivers high quality, targeted group meetings data in a convenient, reliable, simple fashion. Hospitality suppliers now have instant access to superior data based on their individual criteria terms with no subscription fees or long-term commitments. 


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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:

    Gretchen Kihm-Stegall
    Direct: 480-488-7880
    Cell: 847-922-5931
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