Rick’s Picks: 5 hotels doing COVID-19 right

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, safety is the number one priority when choosing a meeting or conference venue. The following brands are doing a great job at keeping meeting and event attendees, as well as hotel guests, as safe as possible:

Westin St. Louis

Marriott and its commitment to clean makes our list. The Marriott Cleanliness Council is committed to providing guests a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols.

MGM Grand Las Vegas

MGM Resorts has been working with medical experts and offers a Seven-Point Safety Plan to put guests’ health and safety at the center of all they do.

Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa is making a great effort at following the recommendations and highest level of standards and guidelines set by the State of Vermont, CDC and AHLA.

Hilton Fort Worth

Hilton offers its CleanStay program and partners with RB, the maker of Lysol and Dettol cleaning brands, to provide guests total peace of mind.


Posadas encourages people to Travel with Confidence as the company partners with 3M, a world leader in health and hygiene sciences, to promote health and safety.

These are just 5 of many hospitality brands throughout the world doing COVID-19 right.

Looking for a viable venue for your upcoming meeting or conference? My team and I can help match your event with the venue that best meets your timing, space, rooms, location, and most importantly, safety needs … and at no cost to you! That’s right, you don’t pay us a dime for our services. Contact us to learn how.

COVID-19: It’s a meeting planner’s market

This year, most companies and associations have postponed or canceled their group meetings and conferences due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these same companies are in a holding pattern, waiting for the crisis to pass and to see how their market rebounds.

Meanwhile, hotels, conference and convention centers sit empty, idle. What does this mean for you as a conference planner? The market is yours! Never has the hospitality industry had so much availability and been so open to highly negotiable contracts, minimums and comp space.

Get more value for your planning dollar, now

Leverage the industry’s slowdown and book your future event at a time when venues are at their hungriest. At Meeting Your Needs, our team has the ins and outs on the COVID-compliant locations and venues that will ensure a safe and successful event. We can also assist with on-site inspections and contract negotiations, ensuring you get the most value for your planning dollar.

Let us do the leg work, at no cost to you

Mitigating risk is a hot topic these days. When working with Meeting Your Needs, there is zero risk or cost to you. Our objective is to match you with the venue that best meets your timing, space, rooms, location, and safety needs. Let us be your hotel search, site inspection resource and tough contract negotiator.