Pyramid Unveils Safe Bubble for MICE Sector in the U.S.
Pyramid Hotel Group (PHG), a privately held Boston-based hotel and asset management company, announced an enhanced 2021 health and safety approach to meetings and events.
The "Meeting Bubble" initiative follows local and CDC guidelines, implements the PHG protocols and allows groups to book entire or half floors, instead of the typical full hotel buyout.
Additionally, each individual hotel offers hybrid meeting options through audio-visual capabilities as well as special perks, programming and incentives to facilitate safe meetings and events.
"Providing a safe way for groups to connect in-person is a much needed respite after a year of being online," said Brian Berry, Executive Vice President of Commercial Strategy at Pyramid Hotel Group, a leading hotel management company which has booked several "micro-buyouts" at their hotels across the country. "By allowing one group to have the entire floor to themselves and special perks such as hospitality suites, it allows a special opportunity to safely work and collaborate together."
Inspired by the sports teams working together in a bubble environment, hotels managed by Pyramid Hotel Group are offering more flexible, creative ways to keep clients and their teams safe and connected during all phases of the pandemic.
At The Lytle Park Hotel, a AAA-Four Diamond hotel in Cincinnati, groups can buyout the entire hotel or just a floor, book all the tables at Subito - the hotel's popular Italian restaurant, and reserve all areas of Vista, the rooftop bar.
Marriott Clearwater Beach in Florida is offering a "Beach Bubble" program that provides meeting attendees with masks and hand sanitizer, and groups, who can book entire floors, can choose to have meeting rooms with every seat spaced six-feet apart.
Spartanburg Marriott in South Carolina is offering a "Top Tier Take Over" where groups can reserve the entire top floor inducing a hospitality suite.
Hotel ELEO at the University of Florida in Gainesville is offering the "ELEO Exclusive" where groups can have exclusive registration areas and exclusive use of the meeting space. The Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles in California has a group that has an exclusive escalator, dining area and entire floor level dedicated to their team members.
In addition, following intensive Covid safety protocols and implementing strict requirements to protect the health of both guests and employees, all hotels listed below offer special incentives when groups book an entire floor.
Examples of potential perks hotels may provide as part of the Meeting Bubble program include room upgrades; complimentary cocktail receptions; and exclusive hospitality suites and lounge areas. Other perks include loyalty points, room upgrades and discounts on food and beverage depending on the hotel and room nights booked.
Hotels participating in the Meeting Bubble include, but are not limited to:
Aloft Sarasota - Sarasota, Florida
Boston Harbor Hotel - Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Marriott Burlington - Burlington, Massachusetts
Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key - Clearwater Beach, Florida
Cleveland Marriott East - Cleveland, Ohio
Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh North/Cranberry Woods - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown - Manchester, New Hampshire
Doubletree Tampa Airport - Tampa, Florida
Hotel ELEO at the University of Florida - Gainesville, Florida
Hotel Indigo - Detroit, Michigan
Hilton at Penn's Landing Hotel - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hilton Birmingham at University of Alabama - Birmingham, Alabama
Hilton Raleigh North Hills - Raleigh, North Carolina
Hyatt House - Charleston, South Carolina
Hyatt Place - Charleston, South Carolina
Le Méridien Charlotte - Charlotte, North Carolina
Marriott Pittsburgh North - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sheraton Gateway LAX - Los Angeles, California
Spartanburg Marriott - Spartanburg, South Carolina
The Godfrey - Tampa, Florida
The Lytle Park Hotel - Cincinnati, Ohio
The Shores Resort & Spa - Daytona Beach Shores, Florida
The Wigwam Resort - Litchfield, Arizona
Tarrytown House Estate - Tarrytown, New York
For an updated list, including contact information, for hotels participating in the Meeting Bubble, visit meetingbubble.info.