The lack of corporate and business transient demand this fall has prompted hoteliers to stretch the summer leisure season out a few more months by offering creative promotions and packages as well as building relationships between universities and health care providers.
Hilton has partnered with Lysol, Four Seasons with Johns Hopkins Medicine. But new research shows hotels can be easily contaminated by the coronavirus.
Hotel News: Hoteliers Share Their Opinion On Whether The Post-COVID Era Require A Different Skillset From Housekeepers?
The traditional housekeeping expertise is still very much relevant but with a greater focus on disinfectant and personal protective equipment. The ABC’s of housekeeping remain the same such as the attention to detail to ensure each guest room and public area is clean and disinfected for the safety of our associates and guests.
There’s an abundance of talent in the industry right now, and to safely hire during the pandemic, some hoteliers have turned to online hiring processes, sources said.
BETHESDA, Maryland—As recently as mid-May, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust had only eight of its 54 properties open. Soon, executives said, the company will have 23 in operation, including all eight of its resorts.
REPORT FROM THE U.S.—As the industry starts to reopen hotels around the globe, it’s important for hoteliers and their teams to do everything they can to make guests feel safe so they will travel again, sources said.
Disaster planning has been top of mind for the industry as the COVID-19 pandemic has made its way across the globe and parts of the world have been faced with their fair share of natural disasters. Today, hoteliers are finding that their careful planning was not time wasted.
GLOBAL REPORT—Hoteliers are doing their best to stay positive in the current environment and are getting creative with how they are connecting with guests.
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