In 2020, IHG Hotels & Resorts introduced its Meet with Confidence program to support the changing needs of meeting planners. Now as the world prepares to safely return to travel, the Meet with Confidence programme has expanded to include resources, technology, and tools for hybrid events. These hybrid capabilities can simultaneously connect multiple hotel locations to regional and global business and leisure events through live streaming, creating more shared experiences for virtual and in-person attendees.
The enhanced Meet with Confidence program offered in all IHG hotels, including InterContinental Sofia, supports successful conferences and events and is designed around five pillars to include all aspects of planning and execution: Clean & Safe, Simple, Rewarding, Hybrid, Delicious.
Bookers and planners can choose from two hybrid events solutions – Smart and Expert – to plan the right experience for in-person and virtual attendees across one or multiple locations, according to hotels’ availability and participation. The Smart Solution features a flexible offer for events booked by June 30, 2021 that meet or stay by December 31, 2021 and are 10 – 50 rooms on peak, with no cancellation fees, no attrition fees for rooms that are not booked, up to a 5% rebate towards the master bill, IHG Business Rewards for planners and bookers, and streamlined contracting through use of a short-form contract. The Expert Solution includes all these benefits and is enhanced to a flat 5% rebate towards the master bill and a streamlined planning template for multi-location events in participating hotels.
The technology is enabled by the industry-leading internet solution, IHG Connect, which allows for unlimited device connectivity and the ability to manage bandwidth spikes for surge periods during large meetings and corporate events. InterContinental Sofia’s trusted partner, Congress Engineering, will provide a range of technical solutions to support your hybrid event and while the online attendees interact with the intuitive and engaging technology, your physical audience can experience the impeccable five-star service and exquisite catering offerings on spot. InterContinental Sofia’s experienced consultants will not only advise on the best approach to the specific needs of your event, but will also offer maximum flexibility and personalized offer.