World-Class Hospitality and Golf Course Brands Partner with 1-800-Registry
to Become Bride-Certified™ Wedding Vendors
New Partnerships Propel Company to Milestone of 2,000 Bride-Certified Wedding Vendors
in Southern California, Dallas, Houston and Las Vegas
1-800-Registry, a leader in wedding planning, honeymoon travel and honeymoon registry services, today announced partnerships with major national and international hospitality and golf brands, including MGM Resorts International, InterContinental Hotels Group, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Hotels, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, ClubCorp and Arnold Palmer Golf Management.
With the addition of these world-class hospitality and golf properties, 1-800-Registry now recommends and guarantees the services of 2,000 Bride-Certified™ Wedding Vendors in Southern California, Dallas, Houston and Las Vegas. Offering engaged couples further peace of mind, the services of all Bride-Certified Wedding Vendors are covered by 1-800-Registry’s Wedding Assurance™ Guarantee*, the bridal industry’s first definitive vendor services guarantee.
“We are pleased to have the world’s leading hospitality and golf brands join the 1-800-Registry family of highly recommended, reliable and guaranteed wedding professionals,” said Donne Kerestic, CEO of 1-800-Registry. “Bringing their established properties and products into our Bride-Certified vendor offering gives brides and grooms world-class options for hosting their ceremony, reception and related wedding activities.”
Premier Brands Enter Into Corporate Agreement with 1-800-Registry
MGM Resorts International is the second largest gaming company in the world by revenue. It owns and operates 15 premier properties in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, including the Bride-Certified chapel properties at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino and MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.
“We partnered with 1-800-Registry because just like the MGM Resorts properties, 1-800-Registry truly cares about the brides and grooms, and this service enhances the ultimate wedding experience that our chapels provide,” said Ada Casanova, Director of Weddings and Fresh Cut Floral, Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. “Our partnership is based on mutual respect and passion for doing the right thing for our guests.”
“The wedding industry is all about creating an experience that couples will remember for a lifetime,” said Glynnis Sherwood, Manager of Forever Grand Wedding Chapel, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. “By partnering with 1-800-Registry, we here at MGM Grand are giving potential brides the opportunity to choose a premier venue and receive cash back to fund whatever their dream may be.”
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is the largest hotels company in the world, with over 4,500 hotels across over 100 countries. Its brand’s Bride-Certified properties include select Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn locations and Hotel Indigo™ boutique hotels.
Noble House Hotels & Resorts is a hotel ownership and management company comprised of 18 distinctive hotels and resorts located throughout the United States. Noble House specializes in properties that harmonize with the local culture and environment, with an emphasis on location, distinction and soul. Each property, including the recently Bride-Certified Portofino Hotel & Marina, features a combination of personal service, regionally inspired décor, signature dining and a unique locale that makes it a local and national favorite of business and leisure travelers alike.
“We chose to align ourselves with 1-800-Registry because of their knowledgeable staff and genuine care for their brides-to-be,” said Tony DiCataldo, Director of Sales and Marketing, The Portofino Hotel & Marina. “The Portofino offers guests an authentic Southern California lifestyle experience in a casual, nautical-chic environment, allowing them to relax and let loose, embracing their ‘endless summer,’ endlessly.”
ClubCorp is The World Leader in Private Clubs®, owning and operating a network of more than 150 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs and alumni clubs in 24 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries. ClubCorp’s Bride-Certified brands include, but are not limited to, select Canyon Crest Country Club, Bear’s Best Las Vegas, Las Colinas Country Club, Oakmont Country Club and The Downtown Country Club properties.
“We look forward to including a select number of clubs in the ClubCorp family in 1-800-Registry’s program,” said April Urbine, ClubCorp Vice President, Private Event Sales. “These ‘Bride-Certified’ clubs, all featuring beautiful venues, take great pride in making every wedding a memorable and unique experience. 1-800-Registry is a great way for brides and grooms to plan their weddings while earning Reward Dollars with 1-800-Registry at the same time – a very creative concept! The clubs look forward to hosting many future ceremonies and wedding receptions through 1-800-Registry.”
Arnold Palmer Golf Management is owned by Century GolfPartners, one of the leading and most experienced companies in the golf industry. Established to acquire and manage country clubs, resorts, and daily fee golf courses, it has over 70 courses and clubs in operation. Its signature “Palmer Advantage” benefits provide members access to clubs, resorts and daily fee courses throughout the Arnold Palmer Golf Management network. Its Bride-Certified brands include, but are not limited to, Eldorado Country Club, Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club, Sweetwater Country Club, Walden on Lake Houston Country Club and Willow Fork Country Club.
“Arnold Palmer Golf Management is very excited to be on board with 1-800-Registry,” said Jill Barber, National Director of Catering, Arnold Palmer Golf Management. “Their ability to connect our properties with only the most qualified brides is sure to make this a valuable partnership.”
Bride-Certification Across Select Markets and Properties
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 91 countries.
“Our commitment to excellence is in parallel with 1-800-Registry’s vision of top-quality bridal services, and we look forward to a successful partnership,” said Timothy Pritchett, General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn Houston-Clear Lake.
Marriott International, Inc. is a leading lodging company with more than 3,700 properties in 73 countries and territories. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 17 brands, including its newly Bride-Certified Marriott Hotels & Resorts and JW Marriott properties.
“JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa feels that working with 1-800-Registry is a great match,” said Athene Garfield, Director of Sales and Marketing for JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. “It is a great channel for brides to find out about our terrific venue, and by filling available dates we are able to offer the bride some great value for their important day.”
Hyatt Hotels Corporation is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. The Company’s subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop 448 hotels and resorts in 45 countries.
For more information regarding wedding planning services, destination weddings, honeymoon packages or 1-800-Registry, please call 1-888-256-4920 or visit www.1800registry.com/destinations.
In a recent survey, over 95 percent of brides would recommend 1-800-Registry, a leading online wedding registry service that assists brides and grooms with their wedding planning and honeymoon planning, while earning Reward Dollars toward travel. 1-800-Registry is also the resource for the best destination wedding and honeymoon planning in the Caribbean, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hawaii, Las Vegas, California, Florida and more. Wedding & Event Planning and Destination Travel services are offered free of charge, and the easy-to-navigate website helps couples find trusted wedding vendors available on a couple’s specific wedding date. Couples can use 1-800-Registry to help them book their venue, catering, bridal flowers, wedding photography and more. A first in the industry, 1-800-Registry is proud to offer the only money-back Wedding Assurance™ Guarantee, validating the excellence and integrity of its Bride-Certified Wedding Vendors in Las Vegas, Southern California, Dallas and Houston. For further information, call 1-800-352-9536 or visit us at www.1800registry.com.
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