HPN Global 2017 Recap

Greetings! An official ‘Happy New Year’ to those I haven’t connected with yet.

I’m personally very excited about 2018 and all the opportunity it represents. Coming up off an absolutely incredible 2017, it seems 2018 has some big shoes to fill – and I have no doubt we are up to the challenge!

Here’s a recap of 2017:

Sourcing Lead Volume increased by almost 20%. Great appreciation and gratitude go to our dedicated Sourcing Team, who rocked the increase in volume – with smiles on their faces, and smoke coming off their keyboards.

Top Sourced Destinations for the year:

1. Atlanta
2. Chicago
3. Phoenix/Scottsdale
4. San Diego
5. Dallas

40% of our volume was sourced in the year, for the year – a similar trend from 2017, so hotels with short-term availability (and great deals!) should connect with us. info@hpnglobal.com

30% of all RFPs sourced were considered short-term (within 90 days of arrival).

HPN Global Partner Conference News:

Our 2017 hosts, The San Francisco Marriott Marquis and San Francisco Travel, knocked our socks off. We had overwhelming feedback on the success of the conference, and greatly appreciate San Francisco Travel for ordering up the right temperatures.

New for 2017, based on the changing dynamics of the world, HPN Global showed our commitment to attendee safety, by adding Conference Emergency Preparedness in partnership with ECI: Emergency Concierge International https://emergencyconcierge.net/.

Moving on to 2018, we are so excited we can’t see straight!! Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort will welcome us for #HPN18. Who’s ready to have some fun in Miami? I am!! Save the Date for November 6 – 9, 2018. Our event is invitation only, so please submit your interest thru this link: https://hpnglobal.com/2018-hpn-global-partner-conference/ It’s guaranteed to sell out fast!

Get In Touch!
The HPN Global Sourcing Team is here as a resource for both our Sales Associates and our Industry Partners. We’re here to bridge the gap between the two, and we’re also very social! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly to follow up on RFPs, schedule an office visit or local event, discuss strategy, you name it. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wishing Everyone a most Delightful 2018 – Cheers!

Desi Whitney
Senior VP, Sourcing & Industry Relations
HPN Global
13825 N Northsight Blvd., Suite 201
Scottsdale AZ, 85260
Phone: 480.998.9770 Ext 236
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So 2017 was flat out the Best…. Year….. Ever….. for HPN !!

This was the best year in the company’s history for revenues booked; The largest number of individual bookings; The largest year-end sitting funnel on the backlog in company history; and again I think we set the bar for the BEST CONFERENCE EVER in San Fran !!! (except for that super smelly live chicken !) Oh yea, and a Million room nights booked ! That’s a big deal all, for real.

You all should be proud of yourselves and we here in Scottsdale are proud to be associated with each and every one of you. This is absolutely the best team in the business.

It was truly another great year! Awesome new associates and friends and we are more like a family than ever and too much fun …….. Thanks to everybody !!

So here again are those basic founding ideas of the company, and our culture to set out a basis for our combined success in the new year.

Love you all and let’s go have an absolutely awesome 2018!!!!

Family First – for most of us our family and loved ones are why we do this, they are why we get up in the morning and go do what we do, time with them is the most precious thing we have. Hug them every day.

Have FUN – Have fun every day doing what you do. If you enjoy what you are doing, it pretty rapidly ceases to be work, it’s pretty cool to do something every day that you are having fun at! A lot of people go thru life without ever having that opportunity. We are in the best business in the world! I’ve never met a happier, more fun and successful group of people in my life !!

Be Nice to People – It’s a basic fact, People are nice to people who are nice to them, we are in the service business, people buy from people they like!

Be Passionate and Enthusiastic – Both are absolutely infectious, I put on a positive attitude every day first thing in the morning like clothes, Every day is the best day of my life because I choose for it to be that! Be passionate and enthusiastic about what you do and success will certainly follow.

Life is all about Relationships – Relationships, Relationships, Relationships! At the end of the day, nothing else matters but the connections we make with other people, people we work with, people we love, people we do business with.

Change is our Friend – It’s another fact, everything changes, We are going to continue to see a ton of that in 2018 for sure. No matter what you think is the status quo, it is in fact, going to change and increasingly rapidly. The people that can assimilate and appreciate, and perhaps even lead change, are the ones who are successful, the ones who hate change are rarely successful.

Do what you say you are going to do – Business (and our competitors) are full of people that say “yea, I can handle that” and then drop the ball or don’t follow through. Nothing is worse in business than relying on somebody to get something done and then having it not happen, most especially in the service environment. Do what you say you are going to do every time !! Success will follow!

Let go of Negativity – Stuff is going to go wrong, somebody is going to make you mad, deal with it and then let go of it and move on. Harboring ongoing negativity hurts you, not them. I’m by no means saying to put up with bad behavior from toxic people, but get over it and realize life is too short. The past is the past, the only things we can affect are in the future.

Be a “Kid” as much as possible – Laugh easily and often, run around and play with your kids, set off fireworks, travel and marvel at the wonder of the world, do silly things with your family and loved ones, learn something new every day, cook something you have never cooked before, just have fun…….. life is short ☺

Thanks again to everybody and here’s to an absolutely phenomenal 2018!!!!! Let’s go do some epic shit!☺

Love you all!

BK


William J. Kilburg CPA
Chairman and CEO
HPN Global
13825 N. North Sight Blvd
Scottsdale AZ, 85260
480-221-6647
www.hpnglobal.com