06:10 uur 11-01-2021

Hilton introduceert Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions voor vergaderingen en evenementen, met een naar verwachting grotere vraag in 2021

Wereldwijd programma start voor Hybrid-Ready Hotels in de VS, Canada, Europa, het Midden-Oosten en Afrika (EMEA)

MCLEAN, Va. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Nu we uit een jaar van onzekerheid komen, is één zakelijke realiteit glashelder: hybride vergaderingen en evenementen zijn blijvend. Om deze dramatische verschuiving in de manier waarop mensen elkaar ontmoeten en vieren aan te pakken, introduceert Hilton een reeks Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions. De nieuwe reeks aanbiedingen, die zal blijven evolueren, leidt evenementplanners naar de hybride hotels van Hilton en biedt hen ook planningshulpmiddelen, waaronder een uitgebreid Hilton EventReady Playbook en flexibele aanbiedingen voor klanten.

Met elke vergadering en evenementervaring die wordt geleverd door toegewijde medewerkers, als onderdeel van de Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions, zullen deelnemende hotels toegang hebben tot uitgebreide trainingsbronnen voor medewerkers om hun kennis van hybride evenementen op te bouwen en te versterken.

With Increased Demand Expected in 2021, Hilton Introduces Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions for Meetings and Events

Global Program Roll-out to Feature Hybrid-Ready U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Hotels

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– As we emerge from a year of uncertainties, one business reality is crystal clear: Hybrid meetings and events are here to stay. To address this dramatic shift in how people meet and celebrate, Hilton is introducing a set of Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions. The new suite of offerings, which will continue to evolve, directs event planners to Hilton’s hybrid-ready hotels while also providing them with planning resources – including an expanded Hilton EventReady Playbook and flexible customer offers.

With each meeting and event experience delivered by dedicated team members, as part of the Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions, participating hotels will have access to comprehensive team member training resources to build and strengthen their 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,” said Martin Rinck, executive vice president 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.”

Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions will begin rolling out this month at U.S., Canada and EMEA hotels deemed hybrid-ready for small meetings, with plans to expand into CALA and APAC in the coming months. Additionally, the expanded Hybrid 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 of our hotels around the world.

The portfolio of hybrid-ready hotels will spotlight the baseline requirements that customers should expect when hosting a small hybrid event, which include:

  • 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. To be deemed “hybrid-ready”, hotels are required to have a minimum amount of incremental and available bandwidth that is above and beyond the hotel’s average circuit utilization level. This requirement allows for seamless communication and connectivity to optimize the hybrid experience within the hotel while providing easy access for virtual attendees.
  • Multi-Venue Offering and Express Agreements: These incentives enable customers to book the in-person portion of their event at multiple hybrid-ready Hilton locations, creating a more seamless contract experience.
  • Expanded Playbook: While the EventReady Playbook is available to customers globally, those looking for in-depth information on planning and executing small hybrid events can access the expanded Hybrid Events chapter, which will continue to evolve alongside customer needs.

As part of Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions, several event technology packages created for small hybrid events will be available in participating hotels, and a select group will offer Presentation Stages from Encore (formally PSAV), 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 far exceeding production values available from the typical home or office. The Hilton properties equipped with event technology will accommodate between two to six participants and up to 50 in-person attendees.

These transformed event spaces are currently available to book at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hilton Atlanta, Hilton Anatole, Hilton Denver, and The Beverly Hilton with several more being made available in Cleveland, Minneapolis, New York, Washington, D.C. and EMEA by the end of the year.

For more information on Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions, including a list of the hybrid-ready hotels, visit meetings.hilton.com/hybridsolutions.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,300 properties with nearly one million rooms, in 118 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2020 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2019 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. In 2020, Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 110 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including contactless check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

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Colleen Hart

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