A new Hilton program focused on helping planners successfully deliver hybrid events is being rolled out globally this month.
Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions is a new suite of offerings from the company. Designed to continually evolve, it directs event planners to Hilton’s hybrid-ready hotels and provides them with planning resources, including an expanded chapter on hybrid events in the Hilton EventReady Playbook and flexible customer offers.
“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.”
The portfolio of hybrid-ready hotels will spotlight the baseline requirements that customers should expect when hosting a small hybrid event. These 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.
- Multi-Site Offering and Endless Agreements: These incentives enable customers to book the in-person portion of their event at multiple hybrid-ready Hilton locations as well as create a more seamless contract experience.
- Expanded Playbook: The expanded chapter on hybrid meetings includes detailed case studies, pro tips, a glossary of hybrid event terms and more.
New Hilton program includes event technology packages
As part of the new Hilton program, Encore (formerly PSAV) is offering several event technology packages created for small hybrid events at participating hotels in addition to Presentation Stages™, a production-ready event solution equipped with critical broadcast technology and staging equipment.
Presentation Stages offer a clean and safe pre-built location to produce, record and/or broadcast a high-quality online event that far exceeds production values available from a typical home or office.
The Hilton properties equipped with event technology will accommodate between two to six onsite presenters and up to 50 in-person attendees.
Presentation Stages are currently available to book at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hilton Atlanta, Hilton Anatole, Hilton Denver, and The Beverly Hilton. Several more will be available in Cleveland, Minneapolis, New York, Washington, D.C. and across Europe, the Middle East and Africa by the end of the year.