Marriott International has announced that beginning in January, it will offer meetings and events participants the option for COVID-19 testing at selected US properties. The testing protocols include self-administered COVID-19 tests taken by guests prior to travel or testing administered by a third-party provider on site at the hotel.

The tests are part of a package of “optional health protocols,” built on the group’s Connect with Confidence program, will begin at Gaylord Hotels and Resorts in Florida, Tennessee, Texas and Colorado, followed by other properties in the ensuing months.

Other options in the health protocols include daily and/or pre-arrival health screening questions via a mobile app and daily temperature checks to enter the event area.

“These new health protocols provide options for meeting professionals as they plan and host meetings, conferences, and events,” said Tammy Routh, senior vice president of Marriott’s global sales organization.

“Building upon the work of our Global Cleanliness Council, we engaged industry-leading experts and through a thorough review process, identified third party providers capable of offering the health protocols that meeting professionals want and need for future events.”

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