Hospitality world is struggling to cross the Covid-19 crisis, while MICE sector nearly stopped since the beginning of the year. IHG wants to reassure business tourists, giving them more guarantees on every step of their meetings.
In the aim to relaunch event activity in their 5,900 properties around the world, IHG teams are embracing a new way to host every kind of gathering. The first point, especially adapt to the sanitary aspect of the crisis, is to reinforce cleaning and global organization of meetings. Social distancing is now included in room dispositions and every piece of equipment is regularly disinfected. Technology solutions are also provided by the hotels to encourage video conferences.
Through its Meet with Confidence programme, IHG is giving more flexibility to meeting planners. In these unpredictable times, cancellation fees are given up. To attract new events, the hotel group is also offering up to 5% rebate towards the master bill and no attrition fees for rooms that are not booked.
This initiative is a true answer to current crisis according to Derek DeCross, SVP, Global Sales, IHG :
We’re seeing a number of organisations currently, or looking forward to, holding safe and responsible meetings and events. To support this, IHG is offering meeting planners peace of mind and adaptability in these uncertain times. The Meet with Confidence programme combines a laser focus on cleanliness as well as flexibility where it’s needed most. Whether it’s for a 10-person meeting, an intimate wedding or a virtual global conference, with more than 5,900 properties in over 100 countries, our diverse family of brands provides exceptional spaces to ensure every meeting, event, or celebration is unforgettable.
Meet with Confidence is available until the end of June 2021, with a booking before 31 December 2020, for groups from 10 to 50 rooms at participating hotels in the world.