DENHAM, U.K. — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has enhanced its Meet-with-Confidence program to provide appropriate and creative meeting-and-event solutions.
The updated program prioritises guest safety and well-being, while also providing flexible booking during uncertain times. Meet with Confidence is designed to provide meeting planners and attendees with assurance that meetings and events at IHG hotels worldwide will adhere to leading cleanliness and safety practices.
“We’re seeing a number of organizations 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,” says Derek DeCross, SVP, Global Sales, IHG. “The Meet with Confidence program 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.”
The program includes clutter-free event spaces configured for social distancing, leveraging outdoor spaces where possible and solutions for virtual and hybrid meetings. Additional measures include management of attendee flow; enhanced food-handling and service guidelines, hand-sanitizer stations; disinfection of tables and chairs before each event and during breaks; and a Meet with Confidence checklist and pre-even inspection.
Flexibility is offered to allow meeting planners and group decision-makers to book with confidence. Participating hotels are offering no cancellation fees, no attrition fees for rooms that aren’t booked, up to a five-per-cent rebate towards the master bill, short-form contracts and IHG Business Rewards points applicable for standard qualified bookings.
The flexible Meet-with-Confidence booking terms apply when booking 10 to 50 rooms on peak (with or without a meeting room) at participating hotels for bookings before December 31, with meet or stay dates by June 30, 2021.