Who We Are
HelmsBriscoe was founded in 1992 by Roger Helms with a very simple premise – by representing our clients we can create the best match between the needs of the meeting planner and the right hotel. Because we work on behalf of our clients and not as a hotel representative, we diligently research hotels all over the world to find the best location and price based on the criteria you provide.
Today, HelmsBriscoe is the highest volume purchaser in the meetings and event industry and boasts the most expansive and experienced network of Associates in the market. Our team of Associates spans over 55 countries averaging 12 years of hotel, meeting planning and industry experience to help you deliver a successful meeting—worldwide.
2016 HelmsBriscoe by the numbers:
• 1,300 Associates
• 48,000 programs
• 6 million hotel rooms booked
• $1.2 billion in room revenue
• Operating in 55 countries
• Business conducted in 35 languages
• $1.9 billion in estimated hotel spend
Our volume purchasing power and relationships allow us to pass along special rates, availability and promotions to our clients. Regardless of the size or number of meetings that clients typically book, they enjoy the rates and concessions associated with the collective buying power of all of our clients.
HelmsBriscoe enjoys more hotel partnerships than any other third party with virtually every major hotel chain and most independent properties worldwide. An added bonus is that HelmsBriscoe clients also have the ability to turn to the dedicated staff at ResourceOne for full-service meeting management.
We believe that “knowledge is power”. Our unique proprietary tools and key technology components including our database of more than 246,000 venues – which lists up-to-date property intelligence and anecdotal client experiences – along with our proprietary electronic RFP tool that lists rate histories, equips our Associates with invaluable information for the site selection process. With more than 1,300 Associates worldwide feeding data into this knowledge base, we have more information at our fingertips than anyone in the industry.
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