Kempinski launches events plan

Kempinski launched its meetings and events strategy, focusing on health and safety protocols, social distancing arrangements, as well as adaptations in food and beverage service.

The company said that Bento boxes and hybrid set-ups would feature as the group as it got ready for the new way of hosting meetings and events.

Measures will include 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, and disinfecting pens and bottles.

“We are in the process of learning to navigate the new set-up which requires extensive planning and willingness by all our teams to adapt fast”, said Amanda Elder, chief commercial officer and Member of the Management Board of Kempinski Hotels. “Meetings participants should realise that we care about their health and safety when entering our properties and we are proactively demonstrating our efforts to make them feel safe. We are ready to go the extra mile.”

The hotel has enhanced its meeting technology by partnering with KFP Five Star Conference Service, an 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.

"The new approach and execution of meetings and events will enable the world to communicate and interact with each other differently,” added Elder.