A Planners Guide to Smart Hotel Contracts

Smarter Contracts Start Here

Legal Advice on
Five Essential Hotel Clauses

M&C has partnered with the renowned Jonathan T. Howe to bring you this how to guide on managing   contract clauses that protect your event & organization.

  • Force Majeure
  • Cancellation
  • Liability
  • Walking attendees
  • Construction / renovations

Introduction 

Contact 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.  
 

In this guide, we present what you need to know about five contract issues, plus sample clauses providing you the framework for negotiating, designing a successful event and protecting the interests of your organization.

HANDLING MEETING NIGHTMARES

Force majeure clauses can cover more than acts of God

SHOULD YOU CANCEL OR FALL SHORT?

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

WHO IS THE RESPONSIBLE PARTY?

Important points about liability, from expenses to bodily harm

REFINING YOUR WALK CLAUSE

Specif y 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, St. Louis and Washington, D.C., law firm of Howe & Hutton Ltd., specializing in meetings and hospitality
law.