Planners' Guide to Smart Hotel Contracts

Planners' Guide to Smart Hotel Contracts

Smarter Contracts Start Here

A Legal Review of
5 Essential Hotel Clauses

M&C columnist and renowned hospitality attorney Jonathan T. Howe, Esq. brings you this timely how-to guide on managing  contract clauses that can protect you, your event, and your organization. A must-read.

  • Force Majeure
  • Cancellation
  • Liability
  • Walking attendees
  • Construction / renovations
The Planners' Guide to Smart Hotel Contracts is brought to you by Essential Costa Rica.

Introduction 

Contract clauses can be complex and often perplexing. It is important for meeting professionals on both sides of the table to make sure they are working on a level playing field by crafting understandable terms and conditions that are beneficial to both parties.
 

M&C presents the Planners’ Guide to Smart Hotel Contracts, a legal guide to 5 essential hotel clauses that will protect you, your event and your organization, from meetings and hospitality law expert, Jonathan T. Howe, Esq.
 

The Guide is free to download, courtesy of Essential Costa Rica.

HANDLING MEETING NIGHTMARES

Force majeure clauses can cover more than acts of God

 

 

SHOULD YOU CANCEL OR FALL SHORT?

If numbers are weak, weigh the cost of cancellation vs. attrition

 

 

WHO IS THE RESPONSIBLE PARTY?

Important points about liability, from expenses to bodily harm

 

 

REFINING YOUR WALK CLAUSE

Specify the consequences should the hotel bump your attendees

 


 

THE PERILS OF BEING FIRST

Put precautions in the contract before the dust settles

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jonathan T. Howe, Esq., is a senior partner of the Chicago and Washington, D.C., law firm of Howe & Hutton Ltd., specializing in meetings and hospitality
law.