Leslie Mathews

Leslie Mathews

Convention Sales Manager Visit Pensacola Pensacola Bay Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

“When HBC Event Services partnered with two of our local soccer organizations to coordinate housing for their tournaments, they made sure to reach out directly to our CVB for assistance. HBC understands the needs of a CVB and they work with Visit Pensacola to send out their RFPs to our area hotels through our lead system. They also provide real time “back door” numbers as the hotel room blocks fill and with the total hotel room nights after the event is over.  What I appreciate is that HBC took the time to get to know our market and Helen personally visited Pensacola to meet our hoteliers face to face. Helen and her staff have developed such a wonderful working relationship with our hotels that I receive compliments from our hotel sales managers regarding how great it is to work with them. It is a pleasure to hear their unsolicited praises, because the true test of a housing bureau is being able to work with hotels effectively – and that helps to make my job easier!”


Joel Zuercher

Joel Zuercher

Director of Operations NXTsports

“NXTsports has been working with HBC Event Services this year and has been very impressed with their level of service.  The staff is extremely friendly and supportive.  Their hotel reservation website for our events seems to work very well for our participants and we have had compliments on the ease of use of their technology and their friendly and supportive staff.   NXTsports appreciates the high level of customer service and would highly recommend their housing services.”


Patricia Hurley

Patricia Hurley

Key Account Manager IHG America's Sales

“I work with IHG which has nine hotel brands and HBC sends a lot of leads to our hotels, mostly the Holiday Inn brand, and I really appreciate it.  I understand that most of the HBC staff comes from the hotel side who really understand how to get the process to move smoothly, quickly and efficiently for everyone concerned. They have been a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them”

Paul Martin

Paul Martin

Executive Director Gulf Coast United Soccer Club - Biloxi, MS

“HBC went above and beyond in helping our tournament in March 2012.  They raised the needed funds working really well with the local hotels and in accommodating our visiting teams.  We really liked the customized website they provided which added to our level of professionalism for our club.  I am happy to refer HBC Event Services to anyone looking for superior housing services and the best customer service.”


Jim Tilley

Jim Tilley

Executive Director New Mexico Youth Soccer Association

“HBC Event Services was on top of the game at every step for the Far West Regional Championships which took place in Albuquerque NM 2010.  We received very positive feedback from the team managers.  I am very pleased by their commitment to excellence and service levels.  The event was a seamless process for all the teams who booked hotel reservations and this was a part of what made this a high quality tournament in Albuquerque.   I would highly recommend their services for the any other tournaments based on our current working relationship and their knowledge and expertise in handling large events and their continuity of service levels which is expected in a Stay to Play tournament.”


Grant Pearce

Grant Pearce

Manager, Sports Sales Global Sales Choice Hotels International

“In short I would say HBC is an absolute pleasure to work with, both our Global Sales teams and hotels find that their staff are extremely professional and great to work with. Our teams have commented many times on how great the HBC requests are, as they are very concise and clearly include all of the important information needed.”

Marc DeClouet

Marc DeClouet

Executive Director Lafayette Youth Soccer Association - Lafayette, LA

“On behalf of the Lafayette Youth Soccer Association, we’d like to thank you for your tournament housing services this spring. The hotel reservation web site was very easy for our teams to use, the hotels were impressed with your service and we appreciated your professionalism and flexibility.  We look forward to utilizing your services for our Spring and future tournaments.”


Lynn VonRueden

Lynn VonRueden

Tournament Director FC Milwaukee Soccer Club

“HBC satisfied our teams with excellent hotels and accommodations, increased the number of teams staying at our hotels, and most importantly improved the profitability of our tournament. I have nothing but positive things to say about HBC customer service and reservation system.  HBC is the right choice.”


Kelsey McLean

Kelsey McLean

Sports Marketing Sales Manager / Worldwide Sales Best Western International

“For over a year Best Western International has had the privilege of working with HBC Event Services as a valued managed account.  This relationship has flourished for three main reasons. First, their timeliness in sourcing RFPs is mutually beneficial for all parties involved.  They are able to source RFPs and make a decision promptly, which brings immense value to therelationship. Second, their method of contracting and room block selection is a very turnkey process with each and every Best Western International hotel.  The process is very quick and easy, which
ultimately allows for all Best Western hotels to feel confident in our partnership with HBC Event Services.
Finally, Best Western International values working with HBC Event Services because there is a mutual understanding in the importance of making the athletes top priority.  Helen, Nic and the rest of HBC’s staff put the needs of the athletes first.  Due to this selflessness, they have a personal dedication to ensure the coaches and players are able to strictly focus on competition, and not the hassles of managing travel – something Best Western also takes pride in. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.”