IHG Adds New Safety Measures to Meetings Program

ATLANTA—IHG has enhanced its Meet with Confidence program to provide appropriate and creative meeting and event solutions, without compromising on the experience or the flexibility that meeting planners require.

IHG hotels and resorts have been delivering true hospitality in meetings and events for decades, according to the company, and have meeting space available in most destinations around the globe. The company is now adding industry best practices and the expertise behind the IHG Way of Clean to bolster the global Meet with Confidence commitment.

Prioritizing guest safety and well-being, while also providing flexible booking during uncertain times, Meet with Confidence will adhere to leading cleanliness and safety practices:

  • Clutter-free event spaces configured to allow for social distancing, leveraging outdoor spaces where possible
  • Tables and chairs disinfected before every meeting or event and during breaks
  • Management of attendee flow with signage and staggered breaks where possible
  • Enhanced food handling and service guidelines
  • Hand-sanitizer stations throughout the meeting and event space
  • Technology solutions to support virtual and hybrid meetings
  • Meet with Confidence checklist and pre-event inspection with the meeting planner or on-site contact
  • IHG Way of Clean procedures throughout the hotel to redefine cleanliness and support guests’ well-being, from enhanced cleaning of high-touch areas to social-distancing measures

“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,” said Derek DeCross, SVP, global sales. “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.”

Meet with Confidence offers maximum flexibility so meeting planners and group decision-makers can book with confidence. This offer, available at participating hotels, includes the following:

  • No cancellation fees
  • No attrition fees for rooms that are not booked
  • Up to a 5% rebate toward the master bill
  • Short-form contract (at participating hotels)