London event venue opinion and review site launches

A new website that aims to provide a wealth of personal opinion and reviews for event venues in London is being launched this month.

Meetingroom-review.com has set itself a target of reaching 300 reviews, covering venues of all shapes and sizes by Christmas this year, meetpie.com reports.

Meeting Room Review’s Emily Fowler says that the site was conceived as a means to provide truly unbiased information and opinion for event bookers. It could have the same impact on the conference, meetings and events industry as Trip Advisor has in the travel world – if things go well.

“The site will contain fresher, more up-to-date information than anything in the marketplace,” she claims. “The information will be colourful and detailed and because we are gathering content from people who have used the venues, it will be more reliable.”

When asked about what happens when a bad review comes in, Ms Fowler says that Meeting Room Review will contact venue managers to let them discuss their service openly.

“I’ve seen too many poor venues that remain poor because there’s no structured feedback in place. Meeting Room Review will change this,” Ms Fowler asserts.

As well as meeting the Christmas review goal, the site is also aiming to have 1,000 users signed up by spring 2013. Venue owners are free to register their businesses on the site, according to meetingroom-review.com.