Radisson rolls out rapid testing service for meetings

Radisson Hotel Group is offering rapid testing service for meetings and events at participating hotels in select countries. Photo credit: Circle Creative Studio/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images (COVID-19 testing / covid testing / coronavirus testing)

Radisson Hotel Group has launched a new rapid testing service for meeting and event attendees at properties across its portfolio in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The service will be available at participating hotels in partnership with Hughes Healthcare using a lateral flow antigen test kit.

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The testing program builds on the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol launched in 2020. In addition, upon full implementation of the program every hotel will be able to provide guests with the option to visit an easily accessible and affordable PCR testing location, either at the hotel site or in its vicinity. 

The 20-step and 10-step Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol launched last year in partnership with inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS. The group’s Hybrid Rooms and Hybrid Meeting Solutions were designed to assist clients in delivering hybrid multisite meetings to broadcasting events.

Guests staying at Radisson properties also have access to PCR testing for COVID-19 as part of Radisson Hotel Group’s partnership with Synlab and Eurofins. 

“The ability to offer rapid tests for our guests and meeting and event professionals is the next step towards a safe return to travel and business for the meetings and event industry,” said said Chema Basterrechea, EVP & COO Radisson Hotel Group EMEA. “By offering our guests and attendees peace of mind and confidence knowing they are in a safe and healthy environment, Radisson Hotel Group is continuing to innovate and expand our meeting and events offering, adapting swiftly and efficiently to new requirements. The new testing program in combination with the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol underlines our ongoing commitment to the safety of our guests, partners, and team members.”

COVID-19 testing options include:

  • COVID-19 rapid antigen testing offered by a specialized third-party testing provider and administered by a trained healthcare provider on site at the hotel prior to the event/meeting
  • Access to PCR testing locations in the vicinity of the hotel
  • Access to PCR testing with self-sampling, in countries where this is legally permitted
  • Group or VIP PCR testing on site at the hotel administered by a trained health care provider

As the company rolls out the new comprehensive COVID-19 testing programs, one or more of these options will become available at participating hotels.