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Press Release12 October 2020

COVID-19 Resource: Global brands & Associations introducing Cleaning Standards - 5 Updates

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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.

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Enhances Industry-leading We Care Clean ℠ Program With P&G Professional Partnership
Phoenix, Best Western® Hotels & Resorts (BWHR) continues to enhance its industry-leading cleaning program, We Care CleanSM, through its partnership with P&G Professional, the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble.
Support Grows For Hotel Industry’s Safe Stay; Former CDC, Who Official, & Infectious Diseases Society Of America Endorse Guidelines
Support for the American Hotel & Lodging Association's (AHLA) Safe Stay initiative continues to grow with endorsements coming from leading scientists, physicians and public health experts in epidemiology and infectious disease.
Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos® Introduces MEET SAFE + SOUND
Hard Rock International is delighted to announce Meet SAFE + SOUND, expanding the international hospitality brand's industry-leading SAFE + SOUND program into conference and event spaces. As in-person meetings and events begin to re-emerge, event planners and attendees can be assured that touchpoints at all properties are SAFE + SOUND.
Hong Kong Tourism Board Launches A Standardized Hygiene Protocol To Assure Visitors Of A Safe And Healthy Stay
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced today the launch of a standardized COVID-19 hygiene protocol in partnership with the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA), one of the leading conformity assessment bodies in the territory, providing unified guidelines on hygiene and anti-epidemic measures for tourism-related industries.
Will Meetings And Events Ever Be The Same? 41 Clever Things Hotels Are Doing To Make Them Safe
The meeting and wedding planning industries have been rocked during the Covid-19 pandemic, and they may continue to feel the effects for years to come. While online alternatives like Zoom will put a dent into the events business, many hotels are staying laser-focused on recovery even if the path forward presents unusual challenges.
'No way this room was sanitized': Despite assurances, hotels get mixed reviews on COVID-19 cleanliness, masks
No one wants to find a dirty rag in their sink when checking into a hotel room. But during the coronavirus pandemic - when guests expect their rooms to be spotless and free of germs - finding a room that hasn't been fully sanitized is even more concerning.
Oakwood Partners with International SOS
Oakwood has appointed International SOS to undertake the accreditation of its Clean360 programme which it launched in June.
Frasers Hospitality augments #FraserCares Commitment through SGS Partnership
Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Property Group, has engaged with SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company, as part of its continuous effort to meet the highest international health and safety standards.
RIU hotels receive Preverisk COVID-19 Hygiene Response certification
Preverisk Group, the international consultant specialising in health and safety consulting, auditing and training for the tourist industry, has guaranteed the effectiveness of the health and hygiene protocols in place at the RIU chain of hotels by issuing 62 COVID-19 Hygiene Response certificates.
Airbnb's Commitment to Safer Travel: New Health and Safety Mandate
As people continue to find new ways to travel and host safely, in line with guidance and rules issued by local governments and health authorities, cleanliness remains a priority. Today, we announced hosts and guests must agree to follow Airbnb's COVID-19 Safety Practices, which include wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and, for hosts and their teams, abiding by our five-step enhanced cleaning process.
Wyndham Introduces New Hybrid Meeting Concept at Dolce Hotels in Europe
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with 9,000 hotels in approximately 90 countries, today announces the launch of enhanced meeting capabilities designed to provide event planners with innovative solutions and help drive corporate business demand to its branded hotels.
Hilton, Hyatt and Others Pull Back the Curtain on Making Hygiene More Than Theater
The world's largest hotel companies maintain that their array of coronavirus-inspired heightened cleaning and safety measures are an effective way to bring back guests following the worst year for travel.
50% Of Meeting Planners In Asia Pacific Plan On Hosting Physical Events
As businesses start adapting to a new normal, Meetings & Events are also slowly returning - but with many factors to consider. In a survey led by Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International's travel program, on the expectations of Meetings & Events in the new normal, half of those surveyed are planning to continue with offline events (50%).
RIU provides more than 22,000 hours of COVID-19 prevention training for its staff
Since the reopening of Riu Plaza Berlin on 25 May, up to 31 August, RIU Hotels & Resorts has delivered 22,138 hours of training in the prevention of COVID-19 infection to its staff, by means of an online training system.
IHG partners with owner of the InterContinental® Houston – Medical Center to install IVP Air technology to combat COVID-19
The AAA Four Diamond InterContinental® Houston - Medical Center, located in the renowned Texas Medical Center, is taking further steps to enhance its approach to cleanliness by becoming the first hotel to use the innovative Integrated Viral Protection (IVP) Bio Defense Indoor Air Protection Filtration System.
Lessons from Disaster: COVID-19 and Chinese Hotels
Few industries have suffered more from the COVID-19 than hospitality and tourism, and China's hotel sector has many lessons to learn. In a thought-provoking exploratory study published recently, Dr Fei Hao, Dr Qu Xiao and Dean Kaye Chon of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University cast light on the fundamental impact of COVID-19 on the sector, and propose strategies for Chinese hotel firms to overcome their current difficulties and emerge ever stronger.
Hotel brand OYO invites colleagues to ‘Work from Anywhere’ and announces new initiatives to support remote workers
Tech-enabled hospitality start-up OYO (www.oyorooms.com) has announced a 'Work from Anywhere' initiative for its UK team members to put employee wellbeing at the heart of its operations alongside productivity and efficiency.
UNWTO: More Than 50% of Global Destinations Are Easing Travel Restrictions - But Caution Remains
A majority of destinations around the world (53%) have now started easing travel restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though many remain cautious in view of the development of the pandemic, the seventh edition of the UNWTO "COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions: A Global Review for Tourism" confirms the ongoing trend towards the gradual restart of tourism.
Scandic Hotels launches the largest network of coworking spaces in the Nordic countries
Today, Scandic Hotels is unveiling its new coworking concept at around 270 locations in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Germany and Poland. The new concept offers customers a place to work away from their corporate or home office complete with comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, refreshments as well as access to quiet areas and a variety of business services.
ICC and World Travel & Tourism Council issue COVID-19 restart guide for the Travel & Tourism sector
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have published a set of recommendations for safely re-opening customer-facing businesses in the age of COVID-19.
Meliá Hotels International Hotels In 100% Compliance With Anti-COVID Standards And Measures, Certified By Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas, a market leader in inspection, certification and testing, has completed the certification of the Meliá Hotels International "Stay Safe with Meliá" programme of preventative measures to combat COVID-19 and has also confirmed a level of compliance of 100% in company hotels.
Accor healthcare partnership with AXA goes live
Accor is now offering expert medical teleconsultations to guests staying at Accor hotels, resorts and apartments across the globe through its innovative partnership with AXA, a global leader in insurance and telemedicine solutions.
Oakwood Strengthens Safety Protocol With New Mandate: Face Mask Required In Public Areas For All Guests, Associates And Vendors
SINGAPORE, - Oakwood®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments ("Mapletree"), today announced a new safety measure that requires all guests, associates and vendors to wear face masks in all indoor public areas.
IHCL Introduces I-ZEST: IHCL’s Zero-Touch Service Transformation
MUMBAI, Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), South Asia's largest hospitality company, today announced the launch and implementation of I-ZEST: IHCL's Zero-Touch Service Transformation - a suite of digital solutions across its hotels under its brands - Taj, Vivanta and SeleQtions.
Hilton CleanStay Brings New Standard of Cleanliness to Greater China
SHANGHAI, China - Today, Hilton announced that the company has implemented a new program to deliver an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection, across all its properties worldwide. Hilton CleanStay, created in collaboration with Dettol maker RB and Mayo Clinic, includes new procedures to help Hilton guests enjoy an even cleaner and safer stay.
Dorsett Hospitality International partners with Prenetics to provide government-recognised Covid-19 testing to combat the third wave
As part of Dorsett Hospitality International's ongoing commitment to the local community under #DorsettCares, the Hong Kong-based hospitality group is the first hotel group to partner with leading global genetic testing and digital health company Prenetics to offer the local community, associates and hotels guests in Hong Kong a peace of mind with 24/7 access to the Project Screen by Circle COVID-19 test, recommended by the World Health Organisation and officially recognised by the Hong Kong government, as we collectively fight to contain the city's third wave.
Marriott to Require All Guests in U.S. to Wear Face Masks
Marriott has announced that all of its hotel guests in the U.S. must wear a face covering from 27 July 2020. The safety requirement, which follows the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)’s “Safe Stay Guest Checklist” announced last week, will come into effect on 27 July 2020.
How Big Hotel Brands Have Stepped Up Their Hygiene Game
The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have rattled the tourism and hospitality industry. The cancellation of flights, conferences, events and hotel reservations have left the industry in sharp decline, with planned travel down 80-90% and global losses estimated at $300-450 billion.
Study: SF Cleaning Ordinance To Cost Hotels $47 Million
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors' Healthy Buildings ordinance will cost San Francisco's 215 hotels $220,000 each adding more than $47 million in annual industry costs, extending hotel closures and extending joblessness for 15,000 employees, according to an independent analysis of the ordinance's cleaning mandates.
Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos® Implements Worldwide SAFE + SOUND Program, Including 262-Point Inspection, As Properties Reopen In Time For Summer Travel
Hard Rock International today announced the implementation of a new health and safety plan for Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos®, as locations begin to reopen worldwide in compliance with global, national and local health officials.
Shaza ASSURES- The well-being protocol launched by Shaza Hotels
Social distancing and intensive hygiene concerns have become a norm in today's world. Shaza ASSURES is a program of detailed standards for the safety and well-being of guests and colleagues alike. It is being rolled out at each of the Shaza Hotels and Mysk Hotels as they open with substantial training in maintaining a well- sanitised environment.
Hotel Operators: Various Approaches To Security And Cleaning Protocols | By Alex Sogno
By Alex Sogno, CEO - Senior Hotel Asset Manager at Global Asset Solutions
Globally, hospitality companies industries are hopping on the cleaning, safety and security certification bandwagon. The Coronavirus is forcing professionals to embrace changes, even if they are not how we pictured our industry to be.
Vacation Rental Management Association Advocates for Safe Travel, Launches Reopening Guidelines
The Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) and its subsidiary, the Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (VRHP), have developed recommendations for the reopening of vacation rental properties in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oakwood Launches Global “Clean360” Program, Setting a New Standard for Cleaning and Safety
Oakwood®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments ("Mapletree"), announced today the launch of Oakwood Clean360, a global program that details the brand's commitment to meeting the health and safety challenges of COVID-19.
HRS and SGS Establish New Hygiene Protocol for Global Hotel Industry
HRS, the leading global corporate lodging platform, and SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, introduced a new cleanliness-focused program for the hotel industry today.
EHL Advisory Services create a Safety and Hygiene label for hotels
EHL Advisory Services, EHL Group's consultancy firm, has developped a ready-to-implement package of procedures and training to quickly enable independent hotels and hotel associations to reassure their customers and welcome them back in a safe and checked environment.
Can Hotels Ever Have Enough Cleaning Standards?
Another day, another cleaning standard for the world hotel industry. Hotel companies around the world, from Hilton to Four Seasons, partnered with cleaning companies and health institutions in creating heightened health and safety standards analysts say are necessary to give guests the confidence to return to travel.
Q&A: Phil Cordell on Hilton’s New CleanStay Program and the Future of Hotel Cleanliness
In April, Hilton announced a new program to deliver an industry-leading standard of cleanliness and disinfection in its 6,000+ properties around the world. In a first for the hospitality industry, Hilton announced the program would include a collaboration with RB, maker of Lysol and Dettol, and Mayo Clinic.
Hersha Hotels and Resorts Launches Rest Assured™ Health & Safety Program
Hersha Hotels and Resorts announced today the launch of its health and safety program, Rest Assured™, at each of its portfolio hotels.
Hilton CleanStay Brings New Standard of Cleanliness Worldwide in Time for Summer Travel
Next week, Hilton will begin a worldwide roll-out of a new program to deliver an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection to Hilton properties. Hilton CleanStay, created in collaboration with Lysol and Dettol maker RB and Mayo Clinic, includes new procedures to help Hilton guests enjoy an even cleaner and safer stay starting this summer.
Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) Steps Up Covid-19 Precautionary Measures
In this pandemic and global fight against Covid-19, Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) has stepped up precautionary measures to ensure that every hotel is a welcoming sanctuary for guests. The "We Clean.
HotelAVE Projects New Cleanliness & Social Distancing Protocols Could Cost Hotel Industry $9 Billion Annually
Hotel Asset Value Enhancement (hotelAVE), the premier hotel asset management company, today released its latest projections that offer significant insights to the anticipated costs that hotel owners and operators can expect to incur as they prepare to reopen.
What is a 'deep clean'? Many hotels are adding second-level super cleaning to their daily housekeeping to make people feel safe.
Understandably, people are nervous about leaving their homes for groceries or for a stroll, let alone traveling and staying in a hotel. But as confinement restrictions ease, many are itching to have a getaway.
Oaks Hotels, Resorts and Suites develops SureStay program in the fight against the spread of COVID-19
Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites, an industry leader in modern residential style accommodation, will be launching a new standard in the group's cleaning program for its 55 properties across Australia and New Zealand, on 1 July 2020.
Outrigger Hospitality Group Announces ‘Outrigger’s Clean Commitment’ Developed with Ecolab
Outrigger Hospitality Group today announced its commitment to providing an elevated standard of cleanliness and safety in preparation for the anticipated re-opening of its beach resort properties. Outrigger's Clean Commitment guidelines were designed in consultation with healthcare leaders and developed with Ecolab - the global leader in hospitality cleaning, sanitising programmes and solutions.
GBTA Endorses the “Safe Stay” Campaign for Hotel Industry - Restoring consumer confidence will be key for recovery
GBTA, (Global Business Travel Association) is endorsing the "Safe Stay" campaign recently established by AHLA (American Hotel and Lodging Association).
How do you know if your hotel room is really clean amid coronavirus?
It's almost impossible to find a hotel that hasn't introduced a new sanitation program, promising its rooms are squeaky clean and will be coronavirus-free. How do you know if your hotel room is reall.
InTown Suites and Uptown Suites Announce Expanded "Triple Checked Clean" Process
InTown Suites, one of the country's largest extended stay hotel company, has always prioritized room cleanliness through its "Triple Checked Clean" process.
Hilton Grand Vacations Introduces Its Enhanced Care Guidelines, Creating an Even Cleaner and Safer Stay for Travelers
Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE: HGV) introduces its Enhanced Care Guidelines, designed to provide owners, guests and team members with the highest level of cleaning protocols and safety standards in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
QUO Podcast: Hotel Brands Have To Differentiate Beyond Cleaning Standards
Short-term strategies must be balanced with longer-term planning, explains Demian Hodari, Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL). In an in-depth and candid discussion about the future of the hospitality industry, Demian tells David that this crisis is an opportunity for creative disruption.
Columbia Hospitality Launches Columbia Clean Elevated health and safety standards for the COVID-19 world
Columbia Hospitality, Inc., a hospitality management and consulting company, today announced the launch of Columbia Clean, a new standard of excellence in health, hygiene, safety and sanitation in the hospitality industry.
Hotel Industry Across U.S. & Canada Unite Around Enhanced Safety, Cleaning Standards
As states across the country navigate reopening and hotels begin to safely welcome back guests, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced that hospitality leaders across North America have endorsed Safe Stay, AHLA's enhanced industry-wide cleaning guidelines.
White Lodging’s StayConfident Program Outlines Enhanced Cleanliness Priorities
White Lodging's StayConfident program leverages the company's broad hospitality experience, and guidance from Centers for Disease Control and hotel brands to define an enhanced cleaning program.
Dusit International introduces new ‘Dusit Care – Stay with Confidence’ programme
Dusit International, one of Thailand's leading hotel and property development companies, has dynamically responded to the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic by introducing 'Dusit Care - Stay with Confidence'- a new programme of services designed to go beyond enhanced hygiene protocols to deliver additional convenience, experience and value while ensuring guests always feel safe and reassured.
Four Seasons Hotels Collaborates with Johns Hopkins on Enhanced Health and Safety Program
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world's leading luxury hospitality company, has entered into a collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, the global division of health care and research leader Johns Hopkins Medicine, to validate its new global health and safety program, Lead With Care, and provide ongoing, real-time guidance on the evolving COVID-19 situation.
Avani Hotels Rolls Out AvaniSHIELD Programme For Safe Travel
As travellers are embracing the new normal of travel and hotels are preparing to welcome guests back, Avani Hotels & Resorts is rolling out new health and safety measures across its portfolio. Named AvaniSHIELD, the programme will see all 32 properties in 18 countries gradually adopt a range of heightened hygiene and sanitising standards to ensure the health and safety of guests and team members.
My Place Hotels ensures hotel safety, security through newly released “ALWAYS CLEAN” Initiative
In continuation of the brand's ongoing initiative to provide its guests with the safest and cleanest lodging experience possible, My Place Hotels of America is pleased to announce it will take its hotel cleanliness efforts a step further by instituting an enhanced range of hotel cleanliness processes and procedures alongside its operators, franchising partners, Ecolab, and the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
IHG® Hotels & Resorts offers a fresh take on clean
As the world adjusts to new travel norms and expectations, IHG® Hotels & Resorts is enhancing the experience for its hotel guests around the world, by redefining cleanliness and supporting guests' personal wellbeing throughout their stay.
Accor launches the Cleanliness & Prevention ALLSAFE label
Welcoming, safeguarding and taking care of others is at the very heart of what we do and who we are. The health, safety and well-being of our staff, guests, owners and partners remains our top priority as the world goes through this unprecedented crisis.
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.
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.
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.
G6 Hospitality Announces [email protected] Program
G6 Hospitality, the parent company for the iconic Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands, has launched "[email protected]," a comprehensive initiative designed to ensure that guests feel confident when staying at any of the brands' nearly 1,400 locations across the U.
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.
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.
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.
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