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  • Such a great event!! Thank you Groople for your support with the hotels, looking forward to work with you in 2020.

  • I am writing this in regards to the travel logistic services we received from John Butler and Groople.  John was excellent when it came to giving us different options based around our travel needs.  He responded very quickly with the information requested and always made himself available up until and during our trip.  I would recommend groople and John Butler for any travel needs you may need as he will provide excellent service.

  • DBU Men’s Soccer has used Groople for a couple years now.  We are more than pleased with the service and professionalism that Groople has shown us each year!

  • “ Groople was a great partner this season. Groople and John worked with us to find really good rates and took care of the tax exemptions that are so important to our budgets and business offices. Groople really went out of their way to accommodate a bunch of last minute changes and was very responsive every time I emailed or called. I will gladly work with groople again in 2020!”

  • Groople is a huge help to our team in the fall. They make it easy for us to travel all over the country, sets us up with nice hotels that fit our teams needs and budget!

  • Groople has helped our team with group booking and has been so clutch on busy travel weekends for us. Helping us with all the little details to make our travel go as smooth as possible. We will continue to use this service!!

  • Our experience was overall good and convenient!

  • I appreciated the work done when we realized that we needed to come in a day earlier. John had to find us a different hotel that could accommodate us at the last minute and he did. Thanks John and Groople for all your work!

  • Working with Groople has been such a breeze. John and his team made it super easy to book hotels for the entire year and we never had any problems when traveling to each one. All I had to do was give the company our travel schedule and Groople completely took it from there. I highly recommend working with them as they will make group travel extremely easy and stress-free.

  • John’s team went above and beyond to ensure every detail of our fraternities formal was made possible. They found the best pricing at Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville and saw through every detail to ensure our travel was a success. My fraternity is calling this event secured by groople our best formal yet. We were a tough demanding, group, with many requirements but that was no problem for groople as they were ahead of the game with their experience at every turn. Thank you for an outstanding experience. I will certainly be using #groople in the future and recommending them to other student organizations in my community.

  • The groople team went beyond of what is expected of a booking agency. My group was not one that was easy, but Groople never complained and was always on top of everything. When one of the guests ended up arriving late and there was difficulty checking in with their room, John had already dealt with and was on call even at 10 PM EST. Multiple other things that Groople dealt with when really they shouldn’t have. Groople allowed me to handle everything else and not worry about the hotels.

    Super quick, easy, friendly, and great prices. Absolutely no complaints.

  • Groople is a must for your Group Hotel Bookings. They make the process a breeze with the turnkey process. Give them a budget and preference and they will take it from there. I highly recommend Groople for you next group travel booking and planning.

  • From start to finish our groople rep. was a wonderful, kind and so very helpful man! He took care of all the hotel arrangements for our group. Not one thing was not done for us, to make our experience a great time, thanks groople!

    Barbara Sue
  • Groople was a lifesaver for us! They not only helped us figure out our hotel but also got us tickets to a museum that was sold out for months! I would highly recommend this service to anyone traveling.

  • Our event went perfect, everyone enjoyed a lot and it definitely count on your professional support and service, thank you very much for your help in everything.

    I am sure we will contact you for future event.  Once again, a billion thanks for your help.  Thanks.

  • Thank you so much for your help.  The trip was absolutely amazing.  The hotel was awesome.  They helped us with everything that we needed.  They were absolutely amazing.  Without your help, this trip would have been a disaster.  Thanks again.

  • I used Groople to book accommodation in New York for a touring theatre company. I found the service to be very efficient, friendly and most importantly cost effective. My requests were dealt with swiftly and I felt that we were being well looked after at all times. I would have no hesitation in using the company again and recommending it to anyone else.

  • It was great working with groople to set up the hotel for this program.  Groople really listened to our needs when gathering quotes and I appreciate their quick response time and thoroughness at every step of the process. Thank you again and I look forward to working with you again on future opportunities.

  • The Groople team, and especially Mr. Butler, have gone to great lengths to help our organization take deserving scholars on college tours throughout the entire country! When you handle as many details as I do, it’s always great to have such friendly and professional service with you along the way. I’m not sure how I got so lucky to find Groople, but I highly recommend it to anyone with group lodging needs! 

  • The hotels for both of our college tours were great! The locations were perfect and breakfast was prompt and delicious. Both staffs were very accommodating.


    My experience with Groople is something I will relay to anyone who is planning for a large group. I only had to provide detials, and then a list of options were emailed directly to me. I will 100% be using Groople in the future, they took care of everything!

  • As the Student Assistant in our Human Rights Department, I was tasked with planning a trip through 8 states to study Native American rights.  Everything was going smoothly and our itinerary was set, but then I had to book the hotels.  I initially tried making the contacts myself, but booking for 14 people at a different location (some extremely rural) each night proved difficult.  One of our other university offices recommended Groople, and John Butler came to the rescue!  Not only did John quickly comprise a list of hotels at each location, he gave us his recommendations, and ensured complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi at each stop.  He was always extremely accessible and patient with any adjustments we made, beforehand and while on the road.  We had a great experience at each hotel: the typically dreaded group check-in was a breeze, hotel staffs were kind and accommodating, and meals were delicious.  Knowing that John was just an email away if we were ever running late (or early) was extremely reassuring, and he was genuinely interested in our group’s well being.  We are grateful for this spectacular first experience and will definitely use Groople again for future trips!

  • Working with Mr. Butler and the Groople team was a great overall experience. We were placed in a wonderful hotel in NYC at a very low negotiated rate, especially for NYC. Groople was responsive and provided excellent support with a very complicated program with a lot of moving parts. A big thanks to Groople!

  • Groople’s assistance in getting a hotel in NYC for my orchestra was outstanding. They paid close attention to our needs (safe location, specific price range, need for two double beds in each room, etc.) and worked to make every aspect of our stay excellent. They went as far to negotiate a reduced rate for breakfast (including tax and tip) and included it in our hotel pricing. It was wonderful not having to worry about having students paying their bills each morning. We were simply able to eat and go experience the city. Groople helped make our NYC experience safe and memorable!

  • My first experience with Groople was in February 2015. Their agent, John Butler, provided excellent service to me and my group of 22. The hotels were exactly as I expected and the checkin process seamless. We arrived to find room cards labeled with names from my group. This made checkin lighting fast. Once at our destination, we decided to hire a step-on guide in LA. I contacted Mr. Butler and he provided us a fantastic guide. The day before our departure, snow caused our arriving airport to close. Mr. Butler exceeded my expectations and found us space for an additional night.

  • Working with Groople was fantastic for our fundraiser ride.  Our big goal was to raise money for Centraide/United Way via a long-distance multi-day bike ride … and to accomplish it safely.  Having Groople as a partner was very helpful for pulling this off.  From day 1, Groople – without us asking – offered to support the event by providing booking services for our hotels.  Booking rooms for 30 people in multiple locations (during a busy holiday weekend no less) is not easy.  Groople was a great partner for this.  John worked to ensure we had secured bookings at quality  hotels for each of our intended destinations.  John constantly kept in touch (we spoke a couple of times every week in the months leading up to the event … he was genuine when he described Groople’s support as constant to help customers!) as our planning proceeded, making adjustments to our needs along the way as our ride came together.  Having Groople as a partner for the hotels allowed me to focus on several other safety, logistic, and fundraising aspects of our event.  By the time the event started, all the participants had to do was ride their bikes – we were well organized.  The hotels were great, and very accommodating to having groups of cyclists thanks to Groople.  For me, as the event planner, it was fantastic to see subtle things (well stocked breakfast bars, access to a hose to wash bikes after a rainy day) that made our ride easier thanks to Groople taking the time to brief each of the hotel managers.  Our ride was a success, raising over well over $10k for Centraide/United Way.  Groople – thanks for supporting this community event!

  • Our stay at the Fashion District was PERFECT in New York , everyone was excited about, I really have to thank you and your staff for your efficiency.

  • Everything worked out perfectly for our group trip to New York.  The accommodations were great.  Groople did a Super Job!!  Thank You.

  • As for your services, I am very pleased. I spent 10 hours of my time finding and booking rooms for my trip to Canada. It takes time to find a quality hotel in the right location with the right price and enough rooms available for group at the last minute. So thanks for all you did. I would highly recommend Groople and plan to use your services again.

    Pastor Kevin
  • The hotel was WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for all your help with that.

  • Groople made our school trip to Chicago a success! We needed a group of rooms with very little notice during a very busy time, and they helped me choose dates that would work and gave us over six options to choose from. The hotel was a perfect fit and our 7th graders loved it.

  • Before coming to groople I had been with a large national company for 7 years, but found myself but found myself growing increasingly disappointed and disgruntled with their services. Each year seemed to bring more restrictions and less personalized attention. So, when I made the move to groople it was like a breath of fresh air. The groople team offers an attention to detail and a commitment to ensuring the customer is happy, both of which can’t be matched.


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