Meeting Planner Resources
Visit Baltimore is dedicated to emerging from the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 as a unified and inspiring meetings and conventions destination, united to revive visitation and positively impact the industry and the many dedicated people who make up our hospitality community.
Maryland Reopening Timeline
Local leaders continue to reiterate that there are no dates associated with the Roadmap to Recovery timeline, they continue to make decisions based on real-time data.
- Stage I – Lift the stay-at-home order and reopen certain retail businesses as well as recreation centers and parks; allow elective outpatient surgeries and procedures. These decisions would be based on the ability to limit contact and maintain some levels of social distancing. NOTE: The state has empowered local leaders to make decisions on the timing of Stage I re-openings and Baltimore City remains under a stay-at-home order as of 5/27.
- Stage II – Reopen more local businesses; allow teleworking employees to return to worksites; permit smaller indoor religious activities; raise the limits on the number of people allowed in social gatherings; open up select public transit routes; permit restaurants and bars to open, but with significant safety restrictions.
- Stage III – Reopen entertainment venues, permit smaller meetings and conventions to resume; loosen tight restrictions at hospitals and nursing homes.
Rebuilding Our Industry Offer
During a time when most business is happening from home, we’ve been connecting virtually with our Baltimore hospitality partners to support each other, our community and our clients. We are actively working with healthcare experts and industry leaders to establish sanitation protocols before reopening. As we begin to consider the future and work together, we hope our Rebuild Our Industry offer of a 10% rebate* will be of some assistance. In the meantime, we send you well wishes from Baltimore and when the time is right, we’d love to meet you.
Baltimore Convention Center
GBAC Star Accrededitation For Health and Safety Measures
Baltimore is working with the ISSA (International Sanitary Supply Association) on a GBAC STAR accreditation. This is a performance-based accreditation program that helps facilities establish a comprehensive system for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention.
Virtual Site Tours
Visit Baltimore is partnering with local film company, Early Light Media, to support our clients and hotel community during this time of recovery. We are in the process of creating a virtual site tour so you can continue your planning process while social distancing measures are in place. The tours will feature detailed footage of hotel lobbies, meetings spaces, and guest rooms as well as on-the-street shots from around the Baltimore convention campus.
Brighten Your Day With Baltimore
The importance of connecting with colleagues is one thing that will never change—and thanks to modern technology, we still can! Every week in May and June, we are hosting fun and casual virtual breaks to brighten your day and refresh your mind.
Deals For Essential Healthcare Workers
Thank you to the essential healthcare employees working throughout this crisis to keep our community safe. As a gesture of appreciation for your continued service, several Baltimore-area hotels are offering special rates and packages to first responders, medical workers, and other frontline healthcare employees.