Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has launched enhanced meeting capabilities designed to provide event planners with innovative solutions and help drive corporate business demand to its branded hotels. The initiative includes the roll-out of a hybrid meeting concept at a selection of Dolce Hotels and Resorts by Wyndham properties in Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Germany, Spain and Portugal, alongside a range of new planning services and enhanced hygiene protocols.
Recognising the need to adapt services to different business requirements, the new proposition includes a blend of conventional meetings with virtual elements to suit new events’ needs. From live streaming to separate Dolce meeting rooms in the same location, large-scale online conferences, to on-site broadcast studios connecting various Dolce hotels in Europe. Every event comes with a dedicated Dolce hybrid meeting expert, state-of-the-art technology, high-speed internet and pre-event technical rehearsals. Businesses booking a hybrid event can also benefit from Dolce’s full project management services ensuring effective event coordination from start to finish.
The launch of the hybrid concept at eight Dolce hotels in Europe is part of long-term efforts to further expand Wyndham’s overall Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Events (MICE) offering in response to changes in demand, with plans to roll out to more of Wyndham’s branded properties across Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa.
Julie White, vice president commercial EMEA, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts says: “We are delighted to pilot these new meeting solutions, which perfectly complement our broader offering in the region. This new initiative enables us to support businesses as they transition through a new phase of remote working without compromising on the professional experience and flexibility they require. Providing an innovative service that combines elements of a physical and virtual meeting can help encourage higher attendance when faced with the current restrictions on meeting sizes and travel.”
The new concept comes complete with a variety of experiences to keep attendees engaged, including specialised event moderators to promote remote participation, various activities involving live music, yoga and Tai chi, as well as hybrid team building solutions.
The new meeting offering prioritises guest wellbeing by integrating Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ ‘Count on Us’ health and safety procedures. Specific measures include reconfigured event and meeting spaces to allow for social distancing and maximising outdoor spaces where possible; the use of Ecolab’s industry-leading disinfectants; sanitiser stations throughout venues; management of attendee flow; enhanced food handling and service guidelines that comply with local regulations and more elevated protocols to give guests peace of mind.
Renowned for providing guests with modern meetings using creative spaces, state-of-the-art technology, nourishing food and beverage programmes and inspired activities, Dolce by Wyndham is a collection of upscale hotels located in unique destinations.