San Francisco Travel Renews Convention Housing Partnership with CMR

Holding meetings or conventions in San Francisco offers many benefits beyond the great restaurants, cultural happenings, and bustling energy of the city. The San Francisco Travel Association provides several tools for meeting planners to organize and promote their event, including San Francisco Travel Convention Housing – Powered by CMR®.

Convention Management Resources (CMR), headquartered in San Francisco, has provided Convention Housing Services to San Francisco Travel events since 2012. Effective July 1, 2015, that partnership has been extended into 2018. San Francisco Travel Convention Housing Services delivers a customized experience based on CMR’s local expertise and provides international group coordination, an on-site housing desk, and audits for room block credit, among many other benefits. Events that have reaped the rewards of this service over the past few years include the Design Automation Conference (DAC), American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) Annual Meeting, Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Annual Conference, and MPI’s 2015 World Education Congress (WEC).

MPI WEC, scheduled to take place August 1-4 at the Moscone Center, has been working with CMR throughout the year to manage their housing block and promote the official event hotels to their registrants.

Matthew Marcial, senior director of events at MPI, said: “We have had a great experience working with CMR over the past few months in preparation for WEC 2015. They have a strong professional team in place and regularly provide timely and accurate reporting, which has been critical to our strategic planning process.”

Kathryn Horton, San Francisco Travel’s vice president of convention services and events, said, “Renewing this partnership was an easy decision because CMR provides an excellent seamless reservation service for meeting planners, attendees, and hotels. They are also located in San Francisco so they have expert knowledge and great relationships with all the hotels.”

In return for using San Francisco Travel Convention Housing – Powered by CMR, groups will be able to select from a bevy of meeting enhancements and marketing services. For more information, please visit the Meeting Planners section of the San Francisco Travel website, or contact

San Francisco Travel Association Annual Luncheon

Oleg Nakonechny (Director of Convention Services, San Francisco Travel), Kathryn Horton (Vice President of Convention Services and Events, San Francisco Travel), and Dave Goetz (President, CMR) at the 105th San Francisco Travel Association Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.


About Convention Management Resources (CMR)
A private California corporation founded in 1991 and headquartered in San Francisco, CMR is a full service provider of housing, registration, and marketing services for citywide meetings, conventions, and expositions. Recognized as a leader in delivering innovative technology, creative solutions, and unparalleled customer service, CMR continues to meet the changing needs of its clients and the convention/tradeshow industry year after year.

About San Francisco Travel
The San Francisco Travel Association is a private, not-for-profit organization that markets the city as a leisure, convention, and business travel destination. With more than 1,500 partner businesses, San Francisco Travel is one of the largest membership-based tourism promotion agencies in the country.

Tourism, San Francisco's largest industry, generated record-breaking numbers in 2014. More than 18 million people visited the destination, spending in excess of $10.67 billion. More than 87,000 jobs are supported by tourism in San Francisco.

The San Francisco Travel business offices are located at One Front St., Suite 2900, San Francisco, CA 94111.

San Francisco Travel also operates the Visitor Information Center at Hallidie Plaza, 900 Market Street at the corner of Powell and Market streets. For more information, call 415-974-6900 or visit

Published Posted July 16, 2015