ALHI Teams Up with Delos To Offer Wellness Accreditation for Meeting and Event Planners
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), a global sales force dedicated to connecting luxury independent hotels with meeting and event professionals, has partnered with global wellness and real estate technology company Delos to be the first global entity to launch the Delos Wellness Accreditation for Meetings and Events, designed to provide planners with the knowledge and resources they need to create healthier and more productive meeting environments.
Focused on bringing awareness to the value of wellness practices in meetings and conventions, the scientifically backed credential program is the first under the ALHI and Delos partnership, with additional advanced training options planned going forward.
“Wellness around meetings goes well beyond the protocols that have become part of our vernacular, but there is so much opportunity for education around the things we can do to elevate the well-being of our attendees and create environments where we can thrive,” explained Michael Dominguez, president and CEO of ALHI, which boasts more than 250 luxury member properties worldwide.
He continued, “A healthy meeting is a happy meeting, and when people feel safe in their meeting spaces—that is when the most meaningful meetings can occur. This accreditation also provides planners with a way to attract new clientele. Planners and meeting attendees alike can meet with confidence knowing that they are in as healthy of an environment as possible from a mental and physical standpoint.”
Focused on the design, planning and implementation of wellness solutions to create safer, healthier experiences for meeting and event attendees, the program consists of a five-hour course that leads planners through a series of videos on a range of key topics, including air, water, light, nourishment, movement, comfort and mindfulness in a sequence related to key concepts in the wellness meeting space.
Additionally, each video series poses important questions for self-reflection, opportunities to consider how best to equip a group for optimal meeting success and required knowledge checks for comprehension, according to Delos officials.
“We know from market research and feedback from partners that business travelers are seeking healthier travel and meeting experiences that prioritize their well-being while away from home,” said Peter Scialla, president and COO of Delos, founder of the WELL Building Standard, the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness.
He added, “We are excited to equip meeting planners with the tools they need to deliver healthier, more productive meetings to attendees.”
Meeting and conference/catering professionals can save 25% on the Delos Wellness Accreditation for Meetings and Events course by registering here with promo code ALHI25.