December 2009: With the 2010 Superbowl and the Pro Bowl just around the corner, MGR Consulting Group has been appointed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts to develop two website portals to attract football fans to their participating hotels and resorts in the Florida region. The websites launched at the beginning of the month and each of them includes a number of special offers created specifically around these two NFL games. The websites can be seen at Superbowl2010Hotels.com and ProBowl2010Hotels.com.
December 2009: MGR Consulting Group’s Owner and General Manager, Manuel Gil del Real, travels to Spain to meet with a number of prospective and current clients in its European office. During his visit, he had the opportunity to meet with executives of the SH Hotel Valencia Palace which is now the flagship hotel of SH-Hoteles. SH-Hoteles is a small Spanish owned hotel chain with six luxury and resort properties located in Spain’s Mediterranean coast. Future plans include the production of WebBooks and eBrochures for each of these properties.
November 2009: MGR Consulting Group develops new website and for AZUL Restaurant Lounge at The Westin La Paloma. AZUL is an upscale, contemporary cocktail and dining experience. Mediterranean-inspired menu and bar libations, featuring Azul Signature cocktails. Dramatic blue lighting and “Chill” Lounge music create a stylish, sophisticated atmosphere and a relaxing yet energizing hot spot for cozy dining, Unwind Hour or the adventurous late night crowd. To view new website, Click Here.
November 2009: W Hotels selects MGR Consulting Group to develop a new series of Landing Pages for some of their Hotels in Arizona and California. Among other projects, a New Year’s Eve 2009 for the W Scottsdale in Arizona and a Holiday Landing Page for the W Los Angeles in California, are just two of the recently launched promotions. Additional Landing Pages are scheduled to launch by the end of the month.
October 2009: The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona selects MGR Consulting Group for the development of their monthly Dining e-Newsletters. Featuring “Il Terrazo,” The Phoenician’s signature restaurant, the e-Newsletter includes interesting sections for the enjoyment of Resort Guests and visitors alike. Each issue will feature new recipes, wine reviews, chef’s selections, photo galleries and a number of culinary articles, all in a very friendly email format. To view the first issue, Click Here.
October 2009: Carefree Resort & Villas in North Scottsdale, Arizona appoints MGR Consulting Group as its new marketing partner for website hosting, maintenance and Internet Marketing. The resort offers a family-friendly destination among Phoenix and Scottsdale resorts, with authentic Southwestern décor and architecture, limitless recreational activities, and a fantastic array of services and amenities. Future plans include the design of a new website, Online Marketing campaigns and Search Engine Optimization.
September 2009: MGR Consulting Group has started to design the new website and online marketing materials for Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass. Under Western Destinations’ management group and in conjunction with AIR Marketing, the new website will be the first significant update since the original website launched in December of 2006. The new website will include video clips, photo galleries, e-commerce, as well as all new information about the current and upcoming attractions. The new website is expected to launch the first week of November and can be seen at http://www.rawhide.com/.
September 2009: Starwood Hotels & Resorts appoints MGR Consulting Group to re-launch their Q4 Meeting Specials Landing Page. The revamped landing page includes offers specifically designed for meeting planners targeting any of the almost 100 participating hotels and resorts from 11 Central, Mountain, and Western states. Each hotel listing includes a brief description of the hotel, links to RFP, floor plans and photo galleries as well as meetings special offers. The landing page can be seen at http://www.meetingspecials.com/.
August 2009: MGR Consulting Group develops new Weddings and Sales eBrochures and WebBooks for the Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa. As part of the new management under Destination Hotels & Resorts, the newly designed online marketing elements will complement the resort’s already strong website and collateral materials. MGR’s WebBooks are a unique and eco-friendly way to display marketing and sales kits electronically without the need to print, thus allowing for frequent updates at a minimum cost. To view the Wigwam’s Weddings eBrochure go to http://www.wigwamweddings.com/.
August 2009: Wild Horse Pass Development Authority (WHPDA) appoints MGR Consulting Group for the production of the new Gila River Farmers’ Market website. The Farmers’ Market located just outside Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass will open in October and it is set to be one of the most unique and extensive Markets in Arizona. The new website will include vendors information, applications, location maps, Farmers’ Market specials and calendar of events, and a number of other unique features. The website is expected to launch by the end of September at http://www.gilariverfarmersmarket.com/.
July 2009: MGR Consulting Group develops new website for the Sheraton Houston Brookhollow. The all-new Sheraton Houston Brookhollow has just completed a $9.1 million renovation of the hotel’s guestrooms and suites, Executive Boardroom, Club Lounge and Lobby area. The new website incorporates Sheraton’s latest design as well as links to Virtual Tours, e-Rack Brochures, Flash Photo Galleries, Twitter and Facebook pages, and more. The website is hosted and maintained but MGR Consulting Group. For more information about the hotel, please visit http://www.sheratonbrookhollow.com/.
July 2009: MGR Consulting Group’s Spain subsidiary MGR Agency, creates a series of WebBooks℠ for SH-Hoteles in Spain, the largest Resort operator in Spain’s Mediterranean coast. The WebBooks are being utilized to display their quarterly magazine, the hotel’s meetings and sales kits and various photo galleries. Future plans include creating individual WebBooks for each of their resort offerings. To view Magazine WebBook, Click Here; to view Meeting Space WebBook, Click Here; to view Photo Gallery WebBook, Click Here.
June 2009: Wild Horse Pass Development Authority (WHPDA) selects MGR Consulting Group to develop the new Website, SEO and Email Marketing campaign for their Destination in the heart of the Gila River Indian Community. The new Website will serve as a true Destination Portal for all the attractions in the area, including the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, Rawhide, Wild Horse Pass Casino, Rodeo Arena, Koli Equestrian Center, Whirlwind Golf, Firebird Raceway and Bondurant School among others. The new Website will launch in July 2009.
June 2009: MGR Consulting Group launches a new website for The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Located on San Diego Bay, the hotel enjoys the beautiful San Diego city skyline, bay and marina views. This new website is the first one for this property and also the first one displaying Sheraton’s latest style guidelines. MGR Consulting Group will also provide ongoing SEO, Email Marketing Campaigns and Print Design for the hotel For more information about this hotel, please visit www.SheratonSanDiegoHotel.com.
May 2009: MGR Consulting Group partners with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to launch a new Arizona Summer campaign including a variety of hotels and resorts in the state. The campaign -a combination of a Website Portal, Email Marketing, Online advertising Banners and a commercial for display at AMC Movie theatres- launched at the end of May and it will continue throughout the Summer. Visit www.AZHotelDeals.com to view participating properties.
May 2009: Destination Hotels & Resorts (DH&R), one of the largest hospitality management companies in the country, appoints MGR Consulting Group to update the website and all other Online Marketing materials for The Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa in Litchfield Park, AZ. The Wigwam ended its management contract with Starwood Hotels & Resorts on May 30, 2009 and it will now operate under DH&R’s management. MGR Consulting Group will continue to provide Website Design and Programming, Online Marketing and Search Engine Optimization services to the property.
April 2009: The Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association and the Valley Hotel & Resort Association select MGR Consulting Group as their Online Marketing Agency for the production of their monthly eBulletins distributed to all of their members. The Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association (AzHLA) is the leading public policy advocate for the Arizona Lodging Industry with 400+ members including hotel, resorts, B&B’s and related industry partners. The Valley Hotel & Resort Association is the lodging association representing the needs of Maricopa County Hotels & Resorts.
April 2009: MGR Consulting Group develops a new WebBook℠ for the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA. The WebBook is an MGR exclusive online marketing tool that allows potential users to convert any type of marketing brochure, collateral package, photo album, sales kits, etc. into an easy to browse online and web-based alternative. The WebBook is a great solution for any company that adheres to “Going Green” initiatives and that is looking for ways to reduce the use of printed materials and printing costs. Contact MGR Consulting Group for more information about this product.
March 2009: With the Fourth Annual NASA Championships just four months away, MGR Consulting Group is working hard with the organizers to set up a new Public Relations and Online Marketing Campaign to promote and announce contingency sponsor News Releases. This year event moves to Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT after three successful years at Mid-Ohio. The intensive marketing campaign includes website updates, Email Marketing, Print and Internet Advertising and collateral signage for the event.
March 2009: SuperShuttle, Inc, the nation’s leading share-ride airport shuttle and MGR Consulting Group, work together to develop a new series of Driver Training and Safety modules. This modern training technology includes a number of online training modules that both Franchisee Owners and Trainers can easily access from any computer in the world. The modules will complement the Franchisee Orientation modules already completed last year.
February 2009: MGR Consulting Group becomes AZ Kart Werx Marketing Partner. AZ Kart Werx is one of Arizona’s premier Kart Racing facilities located in North Phoenix. As part of the new agreement, MGR Consulting has developed the new website, www.AZKartWerx.com and it will continue providing ongoing additional services such as Email Marketing and Search Engine Optimization. An Online Shopping Cart is also projected in the near future.
February 2009: Starwood Hotels & Resorts selects MGR Consulting Group to produce the new Group Sales Landing Page for the entire Western US region. The landing page includes more than 100 hotels and resorts located in 12 states. Each hotel listing includes a brief description of the property along with Floor Plans, Reservations, and Website links. The Landing Page promotes the latest Starwood offers for Meeting Planners and can be reached at www.MeetingSpecials.com.
January 2009: For the second consecutive year, MGR Consulting Group is selected by Starwood Southwest and Florida Regional Marketing teams to develop two separate website portals to promote Spring Training hotels offers in Arizona and Florida. The two portals (www.AZSpringTraining2009.com and www.FLASpringTraining2009.com) launched in late January after being promoted by an Email Campaign, also designed by MGRCG and deployed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
January 2009: MGR Consulting Group launches new website for The Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, TX. This renown Texas resort is the ultimate blend of recreation and luxury. The website includes a very user-friendly navigation and ample photography of the resort’s main features such us championship golf, six pools, health club and spa services, delightful dining, and flexible, spacious meeting space. For more information, please visit www.WestinLaCantera.com.