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Leslie Mathews

Convention Sales Manager Visit Pensacola Pensacola Bay Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

“When HBC Event Services partnered with two of our local soccer organizations to coordinate housing for their tournaments, they made sure to reach out directly to our CVB for assistance. HBC understands the needs of a CVB and they work with Visit Pensacola to send out their RFPs to our area hotels through our lead system. They also provide real time “back door” numbers as the hotel room blocks fill and with the total hotel room nights after the event is over. What I appreciate is that HBC took the time to get to know our market and Helen personally visited Pensacola to meet our hoteliers face to face. Helen and her staff have developed such a wonderful working relationship with our hotels that I receive compliments from our hotel sales managers regarding how great it is to work with them. It is a pleasure to hear their unsolicited praises, because the true test of a housing bureau is being able to work with hotels effectively – and that helps to make my job easier!”

Joel Zuercher

Director of Operations NXTsports

“NXTsports has been working with HBC Event Services for five years and we have been very impressed with their level of service. The staff is extremely friendly and supportive. Their hotel reservation website for our events seems to work very well for our participants and we have had compliments on the ease of use of their technology and their friendly and supportive staff. NXTsports appreciates the high level of customer service and would highly recommend their housing services.”

Chris Johnson

Team Parent

“HBC has been GREAT helping our soccer team reserve rooms, making changes, with many of the parents waiting to last second, delaying or new to this travel sport process. Marcela & Briannah helped individual families step through the process making changes, upgrades, etc. at last minute giving them peace of mind – priceless. Super Support in todays world of hassles. Way to go folks! Sincere Thanks, Chris Johnson”

Patricia Hurley

Key Account Manager IHG America's Sales

“I work with IHG which has nine hotel brands and HBC sends a lot of leads to our hotels, mostly the Holiday Inn brand, and I really appreciate it. I understand that most of the HBC staff comes from the hotel side who really understand how to get the process to move smoothly, quickly and efficiently for everyone concerned. They have been a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them”

Charity Waldron

Director of Operations & Media Relations at Virginia Amateur Sports

“HBC has been a HUGE help in the housing for the Virginia Commonwealth Games. In prior years, we did everything in house and it was exhausting and never quite done as well as we hoped. We decided to partner with HBC for our 2017 Games (which feature 10,000 athletes and over 50 sports) and it was one of the best decisions we have ever made! They were beyond wonderful to work with and went above and beyond to help not only my staff but also our participants, coaches and the local properties!”

Gloria Faber

Executive Director New Mexico Youth Soccer Association

“HBC Event Services has been an extraordinary partner, providing housing services for some of New Mexico’s largest events hosted by New Mexico Youth Soccer Association, (NMYSA). NMYSA’s events have brought over 20,000 visitors to the Albuquerque area over several days. We contribute our success in hosting regional events to the unprecedented service our visitors receive from HBC…their pre-event planning/management, contract negotiations, event promotions, systems automation, post-event follow up and most importantly, customer service are exceptional.
We, without hesitation, recommend HBC Event Services for your housing needs.”

Grant Pearce

Manager, Sports Sales Global Sales Choice Hotels International

“In short I would say HBC is an absolute pleasure to work with, both our Global Sales teams and hotels find that their staff are extremely professional and great to work with. Our teams have commented many times on how great the HBC requests are, as they are very concise and clearly include all of the important information needed.”

Russ Dlin

Global Sports Sales Manager La Quinta Inns & Suites

“HBC Event Services is a valuable partner of the La Quinta Inns & Suites family. We are very happy to have HBC Event Services as a key piece of the success of the nearly 900 La Quinta Inns & Suites globally. Their Sports Business is exactly the kind of business that we welcome year in and year out. HBC is exactly what the hospitality industry needs. Their commitment to excellence and quality from top to bottom is exactly what makes HBC Event Services a pleasure to do business with. “

Amanda Newman

Charity Waldron

Team U90

“U90C Management Group is proud to partner with HBC in providing and organizing travel accommodations to the soccer teams playing in our events. They have exemplary customer service, they are proactive in planning for events, and have transparent reporting for our convenience. We look forward to partnering with HBC for our future events!”

Tim Chan

The CrossFit Games Team

“This is a letter of recommendation for Helen Collins and her team at HBC Event Services. The CrossFit Games has used HBC for our hotel booking needs five years in a row…
Our Games Season has multiple events around the world from February through July of every year. HBC partners with us on this long journey and they stay organized, flexible, responsive and on-top of deadlines very well. Helen and her team are personable and customer service oriented even under stressful circumstances.
We are fortunate to have a partner like HBC working with us.”

Kelsey McLean

Sports Marketing Sales Manager / Worldwide Sales Best Western International

“For over three years Best Western International has had the privilege of working with HBC Event Services as a valued managed account. This relationship has flourished for three main reasons. First, their timeliness in sourcing RFPs is mutually beneficial for all parties involved. They are able to source RFPs and make a decision promptly, which brings immense value to our relationship. Second, their method of contracting and room block selection is a very turnkey process with each and every Best Western International hotel. The process is very quick and easy, which ultimately allows for all Best Western hotels to feel confident in our partnership with HBC Event Services.
Finally, Best Western International values working with HBC Event Services because there is a mutual understanding in the importance of making the athletes top priority. Helen, Nic and the rest of HBC’s staff put the needs of the athletes first. Due to this selflessness, they have a personal dedication to ensure the coaches and players are able to strictly focus on competition, and not the hassles of managing travel – something Best Western also takes pride in. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.”