This month, major brands, associations and destinations announced Hotel Cleaning Standards focused on enhanced hotel cleaning practices, social interactions, and workplace protocols to meet the new health and safety challenges and expectations presented by COVID-19.
These initiatibes seek to change hotel industry norms, behaviors and standards to ensure both hotel guests and employees are confident in the cleanliness and safety of hotels once travel resumes.
Posadas Elevates Safety & Sanitation Protocols
Following weeks of halted operations that permitted time for extensive planning, Posadas, Mexico’s largest and most internationally known hotelier, is pleased to announce elevated safety and sanitization protocols, Travel with Confidence, currently being applied to all its 180 hotels and resorts in preparation for summer travel.
2 hours ago
Extended Stay America Introduces STAY Confident
Extended Stay America, the leading mid-priced extended stay hotel company, today announces the debut of a new initiative, STAY Confident, to focus on the health, safety, and comfort of its guests. STAY Confident will build upon Extended Stay America’s experience as the only major hotel brand to remain 100% open since the beginning of the pandemic and the already high standards of housekeeping and hygiene at its 634 locations.
2 hours ago
ITC Hotels Launch ‘WeAssure’: A first-of-its kind initiative on health, hygiene & safety
Reinforcing its globally acknowledged Responsible Luxury ethos that seeks to create a better and secure world, ITC Hotels today announced the launch of its path breaking ‘WeAssure’ initiative. In a first for the hospitality industry, the discerning guests of ITC Hotels will be reassured by an accreditation by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)- the leading standards organisation for sanitation, hygiene, safety and infection control practices.
Red Roof RediClean™ Gives Travelers Confidence with Enhanced Cleaning Protocols as America Begins to Road Trip Again
As the country gradually re-opens for travel as restrictions ease, Red Roof®, the leader in upscale economy lodging, has launched Red Roof RediClean™, as it welcomes guests back. Red Roof RediClean includes rigorous enhanced cleaning protocols that address the new normal and give consumers the confidence they need to hit the road again.
Domio Develops Apart-Hotel Industry’s Most Comprehensive Cleaning Program
Domio, the apart-hotel hospitality company, unveiled its new Domio Difference program today outlining industry leading guest experience enhancements to provide guests with peace of mind while they relax in the comfort of home and confidence of a hotel during their Domio stay.
An Update from Marriott’s CEO on Commitment to Cleanliness
Since our founding 92 years ago, Marriott International has always placed an emphasis on health and safety for our guests and associates. Our founder, J.W. Marriott, used to personally inspect kitchens and guest rooms for cleanliness during his hotel visits.
A Crisis Management Framework to Leverage your Housekeeping Department in COVID-19 | By Alex Sogno
By Alex Sogno, CEO – Senior Hotel Asset Manager at Global Asset Solutions
With many hotels already closed, the first step of reacting to this crisis has been completed. This critical action hits pause on numerous cash outflows. Therefore, we suggest a financial restructuring framework  as a crisis response approach to look for what to do next.
Choice Hotels Announces Commitment To Clean Initiative
Building on the existing dedication to cleanliness at its nearly 6,000 franchised hotels in the United States, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) today announced a new initiative: Commitment to Clean.
AHLA Releases Industry-wide Hotel Cleaning Standards Through “Safe Stay” Initiative
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today introduced Safe Stay, an industry-wide, enhanced standard of health and safety protocols designed to prepare America’s hotels to safely welcome back guests and employees as the economy reopens.
Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Introduces Industry-Leading Cleaning Program: We Care Clean
Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BWHR) was the first hotel brand to set a high level of cleanliness with the roll out the I Care Clean program in 2012. The program was developed through a partnership with innovation and design firm, IDEO, and required its hotels to focus on guest high touch items and areas with standards such as usage of ultraviolet sterilization wands and TV remotes that can be disinfected.
NH Hotel Group And SGS Announce Collaboration On A Global Disinfection Assessment Seal
NH Hotel Group, a consolidated multinational operator and one of the leading urban hotel companies in Europe and America, and SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certificat.
Hyatt Announces Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment
Focusing on the safety and wellbeing of colleagues and guests during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, Hyatt’s commitment includes Global Biorisk Advisory Council accreditation, hotel-level sanitizat.
AHLA Launches “Safe Stay” For Enhanced Industry-Wide Hotel Cleaning Standards
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today launched “Safe Stay,” an initiative focused on enhanced hotel cleaning practices, social interactions, and workplace protocols to meet the new health and safety challenges and expectations presented by COVID-19.
Airbnb’s Enhanced Cleaning Initiative for the Future of Travel
As governments handle the health crisis and begin to review restrictions in advance of reopening their communities for travel, at Airbnb we are working hard to support our community and prepare for the future of travel, focused on health and prevention.
Hilton Defining a New Standard of Hotel Cleanliness, Working with RB/Lysol and Mayo Clinic to Elevate Hygiene Practices From Check-In to Check-Out
Hilton (NYSE:HLT) announced today a new program to deliver an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection in Hilton properties around the world. In a first for the hospitality business, Hilton will collaborate with RB, maker of Lysol and Dettol, and consult with Mayo Clinic to develop elevated processes and Team Member training to help Hilton guests enjoy an even cleaner and safer stay from check-in to check-out.
RedDoorz Establishes its Commitment for Hygiene and Cleanliness Standards to Tackle the Realities of COVID-19 via Regional Initiatives
RedDoorz, Southeast Asia’s largest and fastest-growing online hotel management and booking platform, today announced that all its 9 hotel properties in Singapore have been “SG Clean”-certified.
Singapore Shows What the New Clean Is With Audit Initiative for Hotels
Ask hotels to name their competitive edge, the tricolon “location, location, location” is the hackneyed response. It no longer applies. Cleanliness has become one of the three most important factors in the road to recovery and in the future.
Marriott International Launches Global Cleanliness Council to Promote Even Higher Standards of Cleanliness in the Age of COVID-19
Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), which for 92 years has been recognized as a hospitality leader for its commitment to quality, exacting standards, and rigorous training, announced today that it will be rolling out a multi-pronged platform to elevate its cleanliness standards and hospitality norms and behaviors to meet the new health and safety challenges presented by the current pandemic environment.
Transition Technology for Hospitality – From Clean to Cleaner | By Frank Wolfe
By Frank Wolfe, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at HFTP
Do you remember where you were when COVID-19 changed the world? Although it was not until several hours later that it dawned on me that it happened, I was at the Dubai International Airport. It was the typical hurry, bump and for some, shove, of any airport.
Accor and Bureau Veritas launch a label based on sanitary measures to support the return to business in the hospitality and restaurant industry
Accor, a global leader in augmented hospitality, and Bureau Veritas, a world-leading provider in testing, inspection and certification, have joined forces to develop a label designed to certify that the appropriate safety standards and cleaning protocols have been achieved to allow businesses to reopen.
Cleanliness Theater for the Post-Pandemic World | By Larry Mogelonsky
By Larry Mogelonsky, Managing Director Hotel Mogel Consulting Limited
This too shall pass. However bad the COVID-19 situation gets that we are currently in the midst of fighting, business will eventually return to normal, hopefully sooner rather than later.
But the fear instilled in people’s minds from this panic will linger for long after the all clear is given as part of a collective post-pandemic social anxiety.