No. It would not be appropriate for Companies to organise or support events at hotels centred around leisure facilities such as golf, casinos or ski/water sports. An important factor in evaluating a hotel is its suitability for business meetings, including the availability of conference facilities. For hotels, which include minor leisure and sporting facilities, such as a spa, while it would not be reasonable to exclude these venues if otherwise appropriate, Companies must exercise caution. The event agenda should be arranged in such a way that HCPs attending the event would not be free to make use of the leisure and sporting facilities during any significant part of a normal working day. Further, where hotels require additional payment to enable guests to use the leisure and sporting facilities, Companies may not make such payments on behalf of the HCPs.
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