Radisson Hotel Group has launched a new global meetings and events product called Radisson Meetings. Available across the group’s seven hotel brands, Radisson Meetings is developed around the three core elements of successful events – personal, professional and memorable – while being 100 per cent carbon neutral through offsetting.
Eric De Neef, executive vice president & global chief commercial officer of Radisson Hotel Group, said: “Radisson Meetings represents our commitment to deliver a personal, professional and memorable service to our guests and to respond to changing market trends and expectations. We are investing in our meeting venues at our 1,100 plus hotels worldwide in training and technology. A state-of-the-art IT infrastructure and distribution platform are core elements helping us to deliver our brand promise. Finally, all Radisson Meetings are carbon neutral – we are the only hotel group worldwide to automatically offset any carbon footprint at no cost to our customers.”
To help event planners deliver significant events for their attendees, Radisson Meetings provides a wide portfolio of venues and attractive menus. With the launch of Radisson Meetings, Radisson Hotel Group automatically offsets the carbon footprint of every meeting or event taking place at their properties worldwide at no cost to attendees or meeting organisers. To accomplish this, Radisson Hotel Group has teamed up with First Climate, one of the largest carbon offsetting organisations in the world. For each meeting, the carbon footprint is calculated and then offset through First Climate by supporting projects that combat climate change and have a positive sustainable development contribution in countries such as Peru, Kenya and India, or invest in wind energy in Turkey and the USA. All selected projects are Gold Standard or Carbon Standard certified. Furthermore, Radisson Meetings focuses on ongoing efforts to minimise food waste and eliminate single-use plastics. Radisson Rewards for Business, the group’s loyalty programme for event planners, is also an important component of the Radisson Meetings concept. Members will earn valuable points toward rewards for all bookings at all Radisson Hotel Group brands.