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Meetings and events will play a critical role in bringing teams back together and charting a course for the future, but companies will need to manage their risk in terms of possible attrition and even cancellation. The team at The Essex understands this and will be there for you throughout the process.

As we all move forward with a heightened awareness for health and wellness practices, the Essex Resort & Spa invites you to experience the transformation of the ordinary meeting. Our approach embraces thoughtful accommodations for safe distancing and elevated hygiene procedures, while providing distinctive meeting environments and mindfulness programming that inspires creativity, invigorates passion and enriches the mind, body and spirit.

Our teams have developed thoughtfully curated health & wellbeing meeting packages which provide confidence in our operational approach, combined with turn-key wellness programming to offer attendees a unique, enriching conference experience.

Whether you are working on meetings & events now or in the future, the safety, wellbeing & enduring experience of your attendees is our priority.

Zero Risk Meetings & Events

We understand that companies and planners are unsure of meeting attendance and participation, and will need to manage their risk in terms of attrition and cancellation. That's why we've developed a "Zero Risk Clause" for all of our new contracts:

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Contract a new meeting by June 30, 2021 for arrival by July 31, 2021, and no attrition or cancellation fees will apply until 60 days in advance of arrival. This special provision applies to contracted room and food and beverage revenue.

Contract a new meeting by June 30, 2021 with arrival between August 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021, and your program will receive 100% one-time re-booking credit. Notice of cancellation must be given a minimum of 90 days in advance of arrival and the re-booked group must be of equal or greater contracted revenue and be held by December 31, 2021.

    The program applies to new business only. Not applicable to meeting booked before 1/1/2021. Additional contract terms do apply. Program is subject to participation and availability at the Hotel's discretion, and the Hotel reserves the right to cancel or modify this offer at any time for any reason.

    Essex Partner Initiative - Earn 12% Commission

    We are supporting our intermediary partners by increasing our commission structure on room revenue from 10% to 12% for new business booked prior to June 30, 2021. Further, we will provide 7% of that anticipated commission within 30 days of the confirmed booking.

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    The commission payouts are as follows:

    • A commission of 5% of rooms spend will be paid within 30 days of contract signing (and receipt of initial deposit).
    • A 2% Business Development stimulus will be paid within 30 days of contract signing (and receipt of initial deposit).
    • A commission of 5% of rooms spend (adjusted to actual) will be paid within 30 days of settlement of Master Account.

    The program applies to new business only. Not applicable to meeting booked before 1/1/2021. Additional contract terms do apply. Program is subject to participation and availability at the Hotel's discretion, and the Hotel reserves the right to cancel or modify this offer at any time for any reason.

    Meeting Environment

    Our creative meeting space sets help optimize healthy and hygienic practices, while providing a setting that stimulates collaboration and innovation:

    • Safe social distancing spacing
    • Hygiene and sanitizer stations
    • Infusers and aromatherapies
    • Staggered breaks and event entry / exit timing

    Food & Beverage

    At The Essex, we carefully select and prepare meals to promote locally sourced, seasonal offerings while maximizing nutritional and energy boosting benefits:

    • Our curated menu offerings differentiate our culinary experiences from the competition by activating the best fresh, local ingredients.
    • Our industry leading culinarians and beverage experts will work alongside you to craft menus tailored to maximize healthy choices and leave a lasting impression.
    • Our priority and efforts on wellness include an intensified awareness on product sourcing, preparation and intentional flow planning to promote social distancing.

    Activated Breaks

    To fuel greater energy and engagement, we've developed new mindfulness programming and activities to complement our coffee break food and beverage offerings:

    • Invigorating, guided wellbeing exercises including meditation, yoga and stress relieving breathing rituals for groups of any size.
    • Brain teasers and games to promote networking and movement.

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    Team Building & Wellbeing

    Enriching programs and activities inspired by the unique recreational amenities and local experiences we have to offer have been re-engineered to emphasize opportunities to enrich the mind, body and spirit of each attendee:

    • Get out and move to be well!
    • Enrich the soul by giving back while coming together.
    • How to navigate health & wellness information overload.
    • The art of healthy cooking - Cook Academy.
    • Slowing down the tempo to improve results.
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