DoubleTree by Hilton Greensboro Offers ‘Meet with Purpose’
Greensboro, NC, March 23, 2018 – To help meeting professionals increase meeting productivity and attendee satisfaction, today, DoubleTree by Hilton Greensboro is introducing ‘Meet with Purpose’ to all its meetings and events held at the hotel. Meeting attendees can enjoy sustainably sourced seafood, cage free eggs and soon honey from our own honeybees as part of Hilton’s innovative ‘Meet with Purpose’ programme.
Hilton’s innovative ‘Meet with Purpose’ programme improves meeting efficiencies and enhances the wellbeing of delegates to ensure a successful and productive meeting which has a big impact on organizational goals and a smaller one on the environment
On March 23 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00p.m. the hotels CARE committee will be assembling the bee hives in anticipation for the honeybees arrival at the end of the month. This event will be supervised by the hotel’s beekeeper, Abby Allen, a local of the Piedmont.
Meet with Purpose provides meeting professionals with sustainable choices to incorporate into events that not only enhance the experiences of attendees, but also align with many customers’ corporate responsibility goals.
Inspired by its global corporate responsibility strategy, Travel with Purpose, Meet with Purpose programme focuses on the following pillars:
- Mindful Eating is about offering an F&B experience that supports a balanced diet and includes local and seasonal ingredients, in line with today’s dietary trends, and where possible the ingredients is sourced locally, sustainably and responsibly. By sourcing locally, the hotels demonstrate their support for local businesses and minimize food miles. Sustainable local foods need honey bees to grow and thrive, so our hotel is preparing to receive to hives of honey bees to reside on the roof of the hotel. Not only will this support the local vegetation, but we will be able to extract our own honey which will be infused with lavender beginning June 2019. Our Beekeeper, Abby Allen, is a local piedmont resident with a passion for healthy living and how bees are an important part of good health.
- Mindful Meeting inspires meeting professionals to host more sustainable events by considering practices that are less resource-intensive. The solutions range from making smart use of innovation and technology to save paper and trees to turning off climate control when a meeting room is not in use.
- Mindful Being is about offering the delegates an experience that maintains high energy levels, boosts their well-being, and drives productivity. This includes fitness sessions and access to spa facilities in our area.
Hilton first launched its innovative Meet with Purpose program in January 2015 in the U.S. as a way to inspire meeting professionals to create healthier, more sustainable events using cost-effective solutions. Hilton has since worked with many meetings and events planners to offer more opportunities to make meetings more productive, memorable and meaningful through adopting eco-friendly practices and offering balanced choices to meeting attendees.