THE PAST SEVERAL months have seen numerous major events cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now Hilton has implemented a program aimed at making in-person meetings safe again.
Hilton EventReady with CleanStay follows several policies aimed at attracting group travel, starting with cleanliness protocols specifically for meeting rooms, including room seals for guest and meeting rooms, sanitizing stations in public areas and meeting spaces and EventReady Room Checklist. The program also offers flexible pricing, space options and contract terms, including simplified agreements for small meeting.
“In today’s new normal, we know that people planning and attending events of any size are focused on their health and safety,” said Chris Nassetta, Hilton president and CEO. “Hilton EventReady delivers innovative solutions for the entire event experience – from flexibility in planning and physical distancing protocols to transparency in cleanliness policies and inspiring catering options.”
Hilton hotel staff also will work with groups to integrate onsite and remote meeting attendees. EventReady also includes guidelines for physical distance and meal service.
In June, STR announced its Hotel Data Conference in August would include more online events and reduced time for in-person activities. AAHOA also announced that its 2020 Convention & Trade Show will be virtual instead of in-person.