Kempinski Gets Ready For “New” Way of Hosting Meetings and Events

To lower the risk for event planners and to add a layer of security, Kempinski Hotels is enhancing its set-ups for meetings and events by focusing on health and safety protocols, social distancing arrangements and 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 10 square feet, keeping tables apart, putting floor markings to indicate social distancing from each other, disinfected pens and bottles are among the measures taken by Kempinski hotels.

In addition, Kempinski hotels also approached this challenge by getting 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 customized and themed accordingly. The hotel also enhanced its meeting technology by partnering with KFP Five Star Conference Service. 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.

Kempinski Hotels says it's continuously looking for new ways to improve and adapt to the evolving market needs. To note: As part of the Inspiring Events, Kempinski is offering increased commission levels for event planners and up to two complimentary rooms during the events when a second event is confirmed within 90 days. In addition, meeting bookers will get an upgrade to the Kempinski Discovery Platinum tier for a minimum spend of €15,000 (approximately $17,000) or to the Kempinski Discovery Black tier for a minimum spend of €30,000 (approximately $34,000) per event. These rewards are further value-added benefits to meeting bookers, who are rewarded with an on-site event butler, a locally themed culinary experience for their events, one complimentary room for every 30 paid (up to a maximum of four complimentary rooms per group) and a credit on the master bill for any event contracted 60 days prior to the starting date.

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