MGM boosts health & safety protocols to bring meetings back to Las Vegas

MGM Resorts International is offering in-room testing at its Las Vegas properties, as the casino operator rolls-out added health and safety protocols to bring meetings back to the region.

Following months of trials, MGM Resorts is adding a number of enhancements to its Convene with Confidence program, which came into force during September 2020.

Containing an option for attendee testing in partnership with Clear, Cue Health and Impact Health, the company says that it has safely hosted close to 300 meetings and groups within the approved size limits using the protocols outlined in the program.

Trailing the digital application for entertainment and sporting events, the Vegas Golden Knights recently began using Clear’s ‘Health Pass’ for CDC health survey screening, which it says resulted in the processing of thousands of fans at T-Mobile Arena each game night.

Now welcoming larger groups in accordance with increased capacity limits in Nevada, MGM is offering meeting planners the option for on-site rapid, molecular COVID-19 testing in a bid to deliver highly accurate results for events large and small.

“Convene with Confidence is a result of close consultation with health experts and our increased focus on leveraging innovation to not only provide a better guest experience – but a safer one as well,” explained Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts’ CEO and President

“MGM Resorts has long been at the forefront of the rapidly evolving hospitality and events industries. We are confident we’ve built a program that enables companies to meet in person, giving them peace of mind as they do so.”

Convene with Confidence consists of detailed protocols that incorporate health and safety into every aspect of the convention and meeting process. Efforts range from smart planning of the event itself to contactless check-in and increased cleaning schedules of common areas, with special attention paid to high-contact areas.

Enhancements include optional COVID-19 testing protocol that deliver fast results and allow organisers the ability to create a perimeter for their events and exhibitions. 

Stephanie Glanzer, MGM Resorts’ senior vice president and chief sales officer, added: “Meetings and conventions are critical to our company and to Las Vegas, in addition to the organisations putting on these programs. 

“Developing Convene with Confidence, a completely customisable program, with multiple options for planners and attendees, reflects our deep commitment to the future health of the meetings industry.”