In a bid to rekindle confidence for in-person meetings and events, Marriott International is offering the option of pre-event Covid-19 testing for delegates.
Part of its Connect with Confidence program, it is offering the choice of at-home testing prior to an event and testing administered by a third-party provider on site at the hotel.
Meeting planners can book these optional health protocols for meetings and events at Gaylord Hotels in Florida, Tennessee, Texas and Colorado starting in January 2021.
Marriott says it will be later expanded to other hotels in the US.
“We engaged industry-leading experts and through a thorough review process, identified third party providers capable of offering the health protocols that meeting professionals want and need for future events,” said Tammy Routh, SVP, Global Sales Organization for Marriott.
Other health protocols for meetings include daily temperature checks to enter the venue, and pre-arrival health screening questions via a dedicated mobile app.
Last month, a Marriott hotel in Virginia hosted the first hybrid combined in-person and virtual event.