June 01, 2016
etouches announces the acquisition of Zentila, the innovative hospitality sourcing and booking solution NORWALK, Conn., June 1st, 2016 – etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, today announces the acquisition of Zentila, an enterprise SaaS company that provides smarter venue sourcing and booking with a primary focus on corporate and third‐party meeting/event planners. The acquisition demonstrates etouches commitment to continue to provide clients with superior product features and functionalities for the optimal management of their end‐to‐end event process. Zentila’s award‐winning platform completely streamlines the complex process of sourcing and booking venues as well as capturing data to measurably increase meeting ROI. In addition to handling RFPs for venues, Zentila is unique in that it also provides enriched tools to help planners get their meetings booked.
April 19, 2016
Zentila Debuts Industry’s First Negotiation Engine Tracks and Stores Negotiations Automatically ORLANDO, Fla., (April 19, 2016) – Venue sourcing and booking provider Zentila released the industry’s first realtime negotiation engine today. Called Negotiation Tracker™, it powers negotiations and takes the complexity out of booking meetings and events. With hotel occupancy approaching record highs and venue demand outpacing supply growth, negotiating value has become more complicated. Negotiation Tracker simplifies the process, by tracking all communication that takes place during negotiations and storing it in one place.
January 21, 2016
New technology released this week by strategic sourcing provider Zentila gives hotels powerful tools for managing leads to book more group business. “The aim is to assure no Zentila lead ever goes unattended,” says Mike Mason, the company’s founder and CEO. “Zentila helps properties maximize sales with the highest conversion rate of any sourcing technology in the business. Our latest upgrade builds on the momentum to further streamline the process of managing leads and simplify communications between planners and hotels.”
November 05, 2015
Planning citywide meetings and conventions is easy with a new solution just out from Zentila. The technology, CityWide, enables planners to manage a full range of options to maximize value on large, multi‐venue events. “CityWide is the first technology smart enough to handle different dates, meeting venues, room blocks, concessions and fees simultaneously,” says Mike Mason, CEO, Zentila. “It helps planners quickly evaluate multiple offers from numerous venues to build the best possible scenario for their events.” The breakthrough solution combines two new technologies, allowing planners to easily manage all the critical information.
October 07, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 7, 2015) – Strategic sourcing technology provider Zentila announced the appointment today of Brad Langley, CITE, as chief operating officer. Langley brings to Zentila a depth of experience, having driven growth at world-leading meeting, incentive and travel companies for the past three decades. “Brad’s innovative strategies have led to significant gains across the board, in sales, revenue, employee engagement and customer satisfaction and retention,” says Mike Mason, founder and CEO, Zentila. “He’s a collaborative and inspiring leader, who also brings to the table a wealth of experience in the third-party planner world. In addition to directing Zentila’s overall operations, Brad will be a tremendous asset to illuminate3P, our newest solution developed for third-party planners.”
August 24, 2015
Planning and managing flawless events is seamless now thanks to new product capabilities announced today by tech companies Zentila and Certain, Inc. The best-of-breed integration combines Certain’s powerful event management platform with Zentila’s strategic sourcing solution. The result is the industry’s first fully customizable solution covering key aspects of the meeting and event lifecycle, from meeting requests, sourcing, booking and cost control to attendee registration and event management.
July 08, 2015
Zentila has officially launched illuminate3P™, the industry’s first platform to address the specific needs of independent and third-party meeting planners. The robust new solution simplifies time-consuming tasks and provides tools to help third parties communicate easily and effectively with customers. Additionally, it offers dynamic reporting and forecasting tools to help them manage their business.
May 20, 2015
Zentila Unveils illuminate3P – a strategic sourcing solution for third party planners. illuminate3P is the first meetings sourcing and management solution developed specifically for third-party and independent meeting planners. The robust new solution simplifies the time-consuming tasks and provides tools to help third parties communicate easily and effectively with customers. Additionally, it offers dynamic reporting and forecasting tools to help them manage their business. The revolutionary solution launches in mid-June.
May 08, 2013
Zentila today announced that veteran hotel executive and former Hotel Group President of Starwood Hotels, Matthew Avril will join its Board of Directors. The announcement was made by Zentila Founder and ZEO Mike Mason. Avril is also an investor in the two-year-old company ...
April 15, 2013
Northstar Travel Media, the world’s leading business-to-business media company serving the travel and meetings industries, has entered into a partnership with Zentila, the first online sourcing and booking solution for meeting planners, to offer its dynamic sourcing and booking platform on Northstar’s Successful Meetings and Meetings and Conventions online facility search.
January 07, 2013
Zentila has partnered with the American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP), a community of over 36,000 administrative professionals. The majority of meetings and conventions held at hotels every year are booked by occasional meeting planners, such as administrative professionals. But until now, admins have had few resources to help them effectively build comprehensive meeting RFPs, research venues, and negotiate with ...
December 03, 2012
Enlightenment is a free Strategic Meetings Management solution (SMM) for companies looking to add complete transparency to their meetings activity across the enterprise. The intuitive platform enables users throughout the organization hierarchy to easily access key reports and raw data using Zentila’s “one-click” ...
July 01, 2012
Zentila was chosen by the Technological Research and Development Authority (TRDA) and Space Florida as one of ten high-tech companies to compete in the second annual I2 (Igniting Innovation) Capital Acceleration Showcase. On September 21, 2012, Zentila will compete for a $100,000 prize awarded by Space Florida.
June 18, 2012
Zentila was awarded both the Judges’ and Audience Awards on Tuesday, May 22, at the inaugural VenturePitch Orlando event. Hosted by Florida Venture Sourcing, an online resource connecting Florida’s technology venture community, VenturePitch Orlando showcased six promising early-stage companies who were selected to pitch their business plans to the event’s technology investor judges from nearly 40 applying companies.
June 18, 2012
Orlando, FL – June 14, 2012 – Tom Murphy has joined Zentila, the online booking tool for meetings, as Chief Technology Officer. The announcement was made by Mike Mason, Zentila’s founder and Z.E.O.
October 31, 2011
ZENTILA BRINGS HOME THE GOLD (AND SILVER!) New Company Receives Four W³ Awards Winter Garden, Fla. – October 31, 2011 – Zentila, the recently launched hospitality technology company, is the recipient of four prestigious industry awards for the design and functionality of its website. The W³ Awards is a competition that celebrates outstanding websites, web marketing, web video and mobile apps, and is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. The awards, which included a Gold Award in the “General Website, Hotel and Lodging” category, and Silver Awards in the “Travel,” “Web Applications and Services” and “Visual Appeal” categories, were achieved in collaboration with Florida-based company squareFACTOR, Zentila’s web design agency. The Zentila entries were selected from more than 3,000 competitors.
September 20, 2011
Winter Garden, FL – September 20, 2011 – Drew Bagley has joined Zentila, the recently launched hospitality technology company, as Chief Operating Officer, or Z.O.O. The announcement was made by Mike Mason, Z.E.O. and founder of Zentila.