Policies and Procedures

PANEL SESSION – What Should Companies Be Looking For When Choosing A Hotel?


The Cromwell Suite May 2, 2019 10.00 - 10.40

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Grant White
Alexandre Masraff
David Atkin
Robert (Bob) Quick
Nick Powis

• Hotel management structures – owned versus managed or franchised
• Brand vulnerability – Terrorist targeting – international hotel chains versus non branded hotels. Reality versus assumption
• Is there a correlation between branded hotels / star ratings and good security?
• What are the risk profiles to consider?
• Why local implementation and security leadership is the key?
• How can you tell if a hotel takes security seriously and has an appropriate security regime in place?
• Are their mechanisms to validate the quality of security?
• Room cost versus duty of care
• What should you be checking for when your choices are limited
• Selecting a hotel partner does not devolve your duty of care to the hotel company
• Non-hotel products & potential H&S challenges – serviced apartments, peer-to-peer accommodation. It’s becoming more popular, especially if the trip is Bleisure.
• What can go wrong – most common issues with hotel safety