OPERATED BY A UNITED STATES ARMY VETERAN

A Digital Agency

We provide digital photo, video, and v-APP™ sales and marketing tools exclusively for the travel and hospitality industry.

Forward Thinking

From our inception, we have employed advanced technologies that have consistently outpaced our competition.

Creators

We consistently produce creative results for our hospitality clients to meet their marketing, merchandising and sales efforts.

Client Support

We understand management companies, ownership groups, and franchise owners have unique needs which we tirelessly strive to meet.

Mission

Hospitality v-Marketing aspires to be the preferred choice of hotel photography, cinematography, and internet marketing sales tools among leading property ownership groups, hotel/resort management companies, investment REITs and hotel brands worldwide.

Driven by integrity in our relationships and partnerships, we earn the respect of our clients through continual efforts to improve our products and by offering innovative services and solutions.

Vision

We will sustain and provide to every client, the opportunity to position and showcase their property using our advanced digital imaging, creative graphic art talents, v-APP products and extraordinary customer care.

Motive

The primary motivation in our business is helping our clients succeed by giving them the solutions they need to be more efficient in their profession and by helping them become better doing what they love.

Humble Beginnings & Big Business

Hospitality v-Marketing (HvM) began in 2003 offering only photography for hoteliers. As we grew, we understood the complexities of our clients’ needs.

Since 2003, we’ve grown to know that our customers need more than photos and video to promote their properties. Understanding these requirements, we expanded our service offerings to include cinematography, copywriting and graphic design services. We created the v-APP product line specifically to meet the emotional needs of our client’s audience.

As a creative full-service agency, offering photography, cinematography, copywriting and graphic design (web and print) we have been privileged to create products for the world’s most respected hoteliers such as Starwood, Marriott, Hilton, IHG, and others.

We started small in 2003. But we had one idea: “Meet the needs of every client like our life depends on it.” And we have done that so well, that we’ve seen incredible growth since then. We will continue to offer that caliber of service and product in the future ensuring that our clients are satisfied and that we stay in business – big business.

Client Testimonials

Read James' Recommendation

Greetings Mr. Cro, I wanted to formally thank you and your team at Hospitality v-Marketing for the amazing work you did in the creation and implementation of our on-line virtual brochure. Your staff and creative development team exceeded my expectations and the product you have delivered is far superior to what my high were - a worthwhile investment for our new hotel. In launching and branding our new property, I was in need of an online sales tool that would not only compete with our competition's current v-tools™ but exceed what the competitive brands such as Marriott and Hilton were currently using. Not only has your company delivered this cutting edge sales tools but the return on investment has been evident since we implemented our v-Brochure™.

My sales leaders now have a great brochure to send to prospective clients which allows them to walk a potential client through our hotel rooms, meeting space and public areas with the simple click a mouse. Also, as a testament to the products effectiveness, our v-Brochure is now a key competent to our electronic proposals and sales efforts. To date this year I am aware of several of our key accounts which use our v-Brochure to send to their clients and travelers and the key selling tool for our hotel - the feedback from these travelers is that our brochure is able to deliver to them a real "feel" for our hotel. This is a vital part of our business traveler's decision making process and is integral in choosing whether to stay with us or one of our competitors. Also, I truly appreciate the analytical reports sent to me on a weekly basis - this tool allows me to really gauge use, activity and effectiveness of our brochure and I happy to report that the reports continue to trend upward with increased traffic and visibility.

Again, I just wanted to say thanks for all your support and efforts in getting our new v-Brochure created and live for the new hotel. It has been a home-run thus far and will continue to be an integral part of our hotel presence and sales tools.

James Hansen, MBA

Vice President, Sales, Kolter Hospitality

Read Joe's Recommendation

I have dealt with many marketing/eCommerce/photographers over 15 years in the Hospitality Industry and I have to say I found a business partner that provides the best in quality, professionalism and that exceeds my expectations on each property the work for us on.

David and Hospitality v-Marketing exemplifies cutting edge technology and allows our hotels to be ahead of the competition. From the High Definition Photography, Virtual tours and HD video they, do it all and do it right with the best quality and value. What I like the most about Hospitality v-Marketing is that not only do they provide my Hotel Management Group the very best in the industry with the photography, but the 15-18 options of marketing products they deliver with the photography vs the standard stand-alone websites that brands do not like are amazing.

My sales leaders can take the virtual brochure (v-APP™/v-Brochure™) with clickable floor maps, walk the customer through the plan instantly vs sending out brochures- Speed to customers are everything in today's environment and we endorse HvM's Eco-Friendly approach as do our customers. I will continue to only use Hospitality v-Marketing not only because of the savvy technology or best quality in photography but because HvM and David are a business partner that wants all of my hotels to win!

Joe Reardon

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Hotel Equities

Read Polly Ann's Recommendation

We, at the Courtyard Charleston Historic District cannot say enough about the exceptional service and quality performance of Hospitality v-Marketing. HvM Creative teams are amazing and truly out of the box thinkers. HvM marketing has been instrumental in providing our hotel with first class electronic visual marketing materials and the best in its class of Image photography.

Their products have truly streamlined our efforts to visually showcase the hotel property and all of its assets to our clientele. HvM Marketing creates a one of a kind polished digital and interactive presentation with an ageless style. The Courtyard Charleston Historic District relies heavily on HvM Marketing and have truly enjoy the fruits of their labor and recommend HvM Marketing as a true partner in hospitality industry.

Polly Ann Elliott

DOS & Marketing, Courtyard Charleston Historic District

Read Stacy's Recommendation

The biggest challenge I have is the preconceived notion that the property is like other Courtyard hotels – small without much meeting space. This property is 9 floors with 14,752 square feet of event space. The other challenge I have is to show we’re worth the drive from Dallas and Fort Worth.

We receive many of our prospects from the Dallas CVB and when we receive a RFP we know that we’re competing with about 60 other hotels. In the past, we were limited to the use of email, phone calls and email attachments (photos, pdf flyers and capacity charts) to demonstrate just how different were from our competitors as prospects were vetting properties to meet their need. We knew that people didn’t want to open attachments from emails – but we had no other choice.

Now we have the HvM v-APP™ v-Brochure™. The way we used to interact with prospect has completely changed. Every staff member that has contact with guests has the link to our v-Brochure in their email signature. Now, when I send my contact info via email and follow up with a call to talk with a prospect, I can immediately connect with them just by having them click the link in my email signature to the v-Brochure.

I can walk the prospect through my hotel in 3D with clickable charts and hotspots 360s on our floor-plans, and photo enlargements which helps people become familiar with the property. The greatest impact of the v-Brochure is the “wow-factor” it gives this hotel; it’s how people respond to it – “wow!” Now that I enjoy!

Stacy Polk

Director of Sales & Marketing, JQ Hammons Hotels

Read Nicholas' Recommendation

The v-Brochure™ for the Aloft Hotel Brand was created in as a result of team effort between the teams within Hospitality v-Marketing and Aloft working together to ensure the voice of the brand and the graphic representation of the brand was property meet. I like the elements of the v-Brochure interface as well as what it does for the teams at the local property.

The ability it (the v-Brochure) offers to extend the reach of the local property is vital in today's competitive market place. Additionally, its ability to leave a lasting impression is invaluable and that impression is unique in local markets further elevating a local property's perception in the prospect's mind.

Sr. Director, Global Operations & Guest Experience - Aloft and Element Hotels | Starwood Hotels & Resorts | August 2007 – September 2008

Nicholas Lakas

North America Brand Leader - Specialty Select Brands, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Read Jim's Recommendation

Hospitality v-Marketing services helped the Hilton Birmingham re-launch our marketing campaign and gave us exactly what we were looking for to showcase our hotel’s new look. David and his team brought a $7 million renovation to life through their crisp, clean photography, and high quality of work and professionalism.

Jim Coffey

Director of Sales and Marketing, Noble Investment Group

Read Todd's Recommendation

Hospitality v-Marketing provided services for the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Perimeter Center. David Cro and his assistants were very professional and provided high quality photographs for our hotel's website. HvM was flexible during a very busy period and able to work around guests to provide the photo we needed. The Hospitality v-Marketing team captured the shoots required by the Hilton Garden Inn brand in accordance with brand standards. HvM had a great impact on the success of the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Perimeter Center website. Their commitment to excellence and expertise proved to be a great partner with a tangible return-on-investment. I would recommend Hospitality v-Marketing for consideration of all photography and website enhancement needs. Additionally, I would be willing to answer any questions or continue this dialog at any time.

Todd Neuenschwander

Regional Director of Operations, Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Perimeter Center

Read Brian's Recommendation

I have completed 4 photo shoots with HvM and each time I have noted they have always use the latest in technology.

What I enjoy is being able to see the photos while the HvM photographer is still onsite. I also appreciate the various types of image capture they produce while onsite - still, 360s, and video are all done at the same time allowing me to add to my hotel's image library over time which keeps my brand.com site fresh with new images and image assets.

The v-Brochure™ along with the photos taken is an important component in the sales and marketing process for each of the hotels I have been a G.M. at. Every time I have a photo shoot, I always seek HvM to compete it for me. The process HvM employs has always been smooth and accommodating to property and the guests. I recommend the HvM team for any photo, video or sales and marketing needs.

Brian Cole

General Manager, Hyatt Place Ft. Lauderdale 17th Street/Convention Center

David J Cro

David J Cro

Executive Officer

Audrey Stewart

Audrey Stewart

Photographer

Karina Kleeberg

Karina Kleeberg

Sr. Photographer

Ryan Mercer

Ryan Mercer

Photogapher

Jenny Castles

Jenny Castles

Sr. Graphic Artist

Peter Boll

Peter Boll

Photo Editor & Digital Artist

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