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De Vere launches new meeting products to support flexible working

De Vere, a collection of historic mansion houses and hotels, has launched two new meeting products to support flexible working patterns.

Smart Booker is a cloud-based meetings and events booking platform, powered by MeetingPackage. Smart Booker aims to enable more efficient online bookings whilst providing live availability and pricing of event spaces.

It allows event planners to see real-time room availability across a number of properties; search, filter, and book event spaces in one process; and book meetings on the go as the system will be fully mobile optimised.

Smart Base is available to book via Smart Booker and allows guests to select a flexible working space in their preferred location and a time to suit their working pattern. It also offers an option to add snacks, a grab and go lunch, or a working lunch. 

The new Smart services are now available across De Vere’s collection: including De Vere Latimer Estate in Buckinghamshire, De Vere Cotswold Water Park, De Vere Wokefield Estate near Reading, De Vere Tortworth Court near Bristol, De Vere Beaumont Estate in Windsor, and De Vere Horsley Estate in Surrey.

Alan Corlett, chief commercial officer at De Vere, commented: “We understand business priorities have changed over the last year, so we are delighted to launch two new products which have been designed with flexibility in mind. Smart Booker allows greater flexibility for our bookers with sight of real-time availability and by allowing meeting space to be secured online, as well as opening another channel for which they can communicate directly with individual hotel teams. 

“Smart Base caters for everything from those working from home who want a change of scenery with less distractions or just need a desk for the day, to business-owners looking for less traditional, flexible working environment for their teams. Our flexible booking, cancellation and refund policies also means we can allow greater flexibility for our bookers in case their plans change.”