Member Lounge Policy
For DCAT Week 2022, the DCAT organization has member lounge space located in the InterContinental New York Barclay (Empire I and and Empire II) and the Lotte NY Palace (Villard Ballroom).
Both DCAT and the DCAT Member Companies who sponsor these lounges, the WiFi, and beverage service expect members to utilize this space for a break between meetings - to have a coffee, check email, or just relax during what is often a hectic few days. We all look forward to meeting you there for those purposes.
The lounges cannot be utilized for customer or client meetings. Since there can be no guarantee of privacy, member companies doing so put their critical business information at risk. From an organizational perspective, it can also raise the perception that there is intent to share confidential information with other member companies, which is in direct conflict with DCAT's bylaws and antitrust policy.
In order to protect both our members and the organization, we must request that you do not hold business meetings in the DCAT Member Lounges. If we perceive that a member is conducting a business meeting in the lounge, our staff will be forced to ask them to leave. We would hate to put any of our member companies in such an uncomfortable position, so we appreciate your understanding in advance.
Vaccine Mandates Lifted in New York City - Effective March 7, 2022, Key to NYC COVID-19 protocols have been lifted. Proof of vaccination will no longer be required to enter Official DCAT Week Hotels and DCAT hosted areas of the InterContinental, Lotte NY Palace, and Hilton Hotels during DCAT Week. Please review our updated COVID-19 protocols here. See here for more Health & Safety Protocols at DCAT Week 2022 and here for DCAT Member Name Badge Policy.
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