"We are excited about using the R-House system for the Polar Bears Tournament” said Curt Jensen, National Sales Manager, GHCVB. "By joining forces with STI, we are delivering a seamless registration and reservation process for the tournament.” Event attendees can modify, analyze and manage their reservations all online. Hartford Hotels are also benefiting from the new system. There is no software to download and all the data remains in one place for everyone involved with the event to securely view. “STI has been great to work with,” said Arleen Edwards, Director, Conference Services, GHCVB. “Their service response time has been outstanding. Using R-House has been very easy, but if I do have questions STI has been available and continues to help me in the learning process.”
Joanna Vanderslice, President and CEO of STI adds, "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the Hartford CVB for the nation’s largest girls’ ice hockey tournament. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with Hartford, helping them to further streamline their convention and sporting event management which will ultimately increase their customer satisfaction, and hopefully be a catalyst for new growth in their city." When asked how R-House can help bring new growth, Joanna responded, “Whenever a city or a company, for that matter, has something valuable to market, it brings more business. Quite simply, we believe that R-House makes it simple and economically feasible for Convention Centers to manage their own housing/registration and therefore add another ‘product’ to attract new business…whether it be for registration and housing for a sports event, medical conference or auto show. STI boldly specializes in group housing, where other companies shy away.”
About the Greater Hartford CVB
The Greater Hartford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (GHCVB) is charged with marketing the city of Hartford as a premier destination for national, regional and statewide conventions. As one of New England’s oldest cities and ranked in the “Top 20” of cool places to live, work, start a family and have fun, Hartford has a lot to offer. With more than 740,000 square feet of meeting and convention space in Hartford alone, the GHCVB's mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.
STI (stihousing.com) specializes in event housing management across America. By assisting the event director in logistics and planning, events can run smoother and for less time and money. R-House, STI’s web-based housing and registration tool, allows them to set-up, monitor and manage their groups online.
The STI design includes over 30 years of integration knowledge gained in the technology industries by the STI management team. STI continues to serve events locally in the Omaha/Lincoln areas as well as many other events nationally. It is through their hands-on experience and technical background that R-House was developed. STI saw a need in the industry and met it.
Over the past year, STI has expanded further by adding a satellite office in the Kansas City area headed by Kristin Helmink. With a local presence, STI hopes to open new opportunities in the local markets.