Reassuring travelers during the coronavirus outbreak is to help and be the message of safety. The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) developed the “Safe Stay Guest Checklist” to standardize the safety experience nationwide.
The new checklist is part of the AHLA’s great plan of health and safety protocols designed to make a safe and disinfected environment for all the hotel guests and the employees as well.
The guideline includes requiring face coverings (as face masks) in indoor public spaces, practicing social distancing in common areas, an emphasis on contactless options where available, intensified room cleanings, and more.
AHLA President Chip Rogers announced that “the top priority for the hotel industry is the health and safety of guests and employees, utilizing these best practices, including requiring face coverings and not violating the social distancing rule in public spaces, will develop an even safer environment for all the guests and employees.”
“As an industry, we want every guest to have an experience of a clean and safe hotel no matter where they choose to stay,” added Rogers. “We applaud governors who have standardized the use of face coverings in all indoor public spaces and we urge all lawmakers to help make this a national standard by implementing this requirement in their states. Supporting hotel and tourism employees with these preventative measures makes it safer and easier for Americans to travel.”
The AHLA also recently launched COVID-19 Precautions for hotels to further expand the industry’s Safe Stay initiative. The online course was developed in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and designed to help hotels train their employees on safety and cleanliness protocols.
Wyndham Hotels CEO Geoff Ballotti in the interview said that “To slow down the spread of the virus we all must play our parts, and encouraging the adoption of these guidelines is an important and meaningful step for us to take together. This easy-to-follow checklist can help protect our guests, team members, and franchisees, as well as the countless communities in which we operate.”