ADDING A LAYER OF SECURITY
Alternative venues play a key role in the recovery of the meeting and event industry and will require major adjustment from hotels when hosting meetings or conferences and getting back to in-person functions. To lower the risk for event planners and to add a layer of security, Kempinski Hotels are enhancing their set-ups by focusing on health and safety protocols, social distancing arrangements, as well as adaptations in food and beverage service.
Reducing points of contacts, new room and seating configurations respecting the minimum distance between delegate and the allowed number of delegates per square metre, keeping tables apart, putting floor markings to indicate social distancing from each other, disinfected pens and bottles are only a few measures taken by Kempinski hotels without compromising on quality and sophisticated service combined with authenticity and personal care.
Besides reassuring guests by implementing the highest safety measures, Kempinski hotels have also approached this challenge by getting more innovative, from creating individually boxed meals to enhanced live interactive videoconferencing for hybrid meetings. At Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin for example, the culinary team has created a variety of individually packed lunch or dinner bento boxes for delegates, like ‘Berlin Style’, which includes German meatballs in caper sauce served with potato mash and fried onions. Breakfast and coffee breaks can also be customised and themed accordingly. Also, the hotel has enhanced its meeting technology by partnering with KFP Five Star Conference Service, a leading event technology partner with a wide range of comprehensive advanced audiovisual services. Integrating face-to-face meetings with digital ones, the hotel has introduced Mondopad, a videoconferencing technology with a digital interactive whiteboard and a high-definition touchscreen PC with built-in Microsoft® Office.