Following the announcement of Marriott International’s "Commitment to Clean" and "Global Cleanliness Council," Marriott has introduced digital content about redefined processes and reimagined spaces guided by cleanliness experts and best practices to help hosts, organizers and attendees plan and execute meetings and connect with confidence.
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Event planners, whose daily jobs have always involved building contingency plans for contingency plans, are now facing the ultimate challenge: The unknown. To that end, Hilton is launching a new solution, complementing its global cleanliness and client service program, "Hilton EventReady with CleanStay."
Many are exhausted from video chatting and are wanting the connection of getting things done together, in person.
The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs says it is seeing this trend first-hand as it hosts an increasing number of small corporate groups and associations drawn to the resort because of its 5,000 acres and ample space to spread out, both indoors and out.
To address safe group travel practices and evolve today’s event experience, Hilton has announced a global cleanliness and customer service program specific to meetings and events. "Hilton EventReady with CleanStay" is the next phase of the company’s recently launched "Hilton CleanStay" and was shaped by extensive research and feedback.
The key tenets of the "Hilton EventReady with CleanStay" program include:
American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has launched Travel Vitals, a travel briefing platform that gives travelers and travel managers a single source for all the information they need before, during and after a business trip. Data is aggregated from hundreds of sources, allowing users to search travel guidelines by destination, airline, airport, hotel chain, train operator and ground transportation provider.
Opening in early 2021, Pan Pacific London hotel is touted as what will be the city’s new landmark tower just across from Liverpool Street Station. A highlight of the property will be the 5,000-square-foot Pacific Ballroom, the hotel’s largest and most flexible event space—and one of the largest hotel ballrooms in the Square Mile.
High George, the rooftop restaurant and bar at The Blake Hotel in New Haven, CT, has reopened with a springtime garden with seasonal greenery and décor to align with award-winning chef Anderson’s new spring dishes and drinks. The hotel touts the space as an "ideal New England destination for small meetings and events."
ITC Hotels, the first and largest chain of hotels in the world with maximum LEED Platinum Certified Properties, has been accorded another accolade: Welcomhotel Amritsar becomes Punjab’s first LEED Certified Hotel under the aegis of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Spread across eight acres, Welcomhotel Amritsar has achieved a Platinum rating under LEED 2011 for India NC (New Construction) program within just seven months of its launch.