MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton is introducing a set of Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions to address shifts in how people meet and celebrate.
The new suite of offerings, which will continue to evolve, directs event planners to Hilton’s hybrid-ready hotels and provides them with planning resources — including an expanded Hilton EventReady Playbook and flexible customer offers.
As part of the Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions, participating hotels will have access to comprehensive training resources to build and strengthen team members’ knowledge in hybrid events.
“Hilton has remained a leader in the meetings and events industry for more than 100 years by listening intently and innovating quickly to changing customer needs,” says Martin Rinck, EVP and Chief Brand Officer, Hilton. “Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions were born out of our continued commitment to excellence — from accessing the capabilities of our global portfolio to rolling out a suite of extensive event-planner resources and introducing team-member training to ensure we can deliver the optimum overall event experience.”
Hybrid Solutions will begin rolling out globally in January. Additionally, the expanded Hybrid Events chapter of the Hilton EventReady Playbook — which will include detailed case studies, pro-tips, a glossary of hybrid-event terms and more — will also be available in English this month and accessible to customers working with any hotel within the Hilton global portfolio.
The portfolio of hybrid-ready hotels will offer:
• IT Readiness — Each hotel will have undergone an evaluation to assess the available IT bandwidth and infrastructure of the hotel to meet the requirements of small hybrid events
• Multi-Site Offering and Express Agreements — These incentives enable customers to book the in-person portion of their event at multiple hybrid-ready Hilton locations, as well as create a more seamless contract experience
• An Expanded Playbook — Those looking for in-depth information on planning and executing small hybrid events can access the expanded Hybrid Events chapter of the EventReady Playbook, which will continue to evolve alongside customer needs
As part of the Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions, Encore (formerly Freeman and PSAV) is offering several event-technology packages created for small hybrid events at participating hotels in addition to Presentation Stages, a production-ready event solution equipped with critical broadcast technology and staging equipment that helps elevate event messaging and engagement. Presentation Stages offer a clean and safe pre-built location to produce, record and/or broadcast a high-quality online event. The Hilton properties equipped with event technology will accommodate between two to six onsite presenters and up to 50 in-person attendees.
Presentation Stages are currently available at select properties in the U.S. and will be made available in other major U.S. cities, as well as across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, by the end of the year.