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How Red Roof Got in Front of Pandemic Protocols and Training

Red Roof housekeeper Margarita Chavez sanitizes high-touch areas as part of Red Roof RediClean.
In the earliest days of the pandemic, Red Roof didn’t need to be told that changes would have to be made. The company quickly put together a task force with representatives from across its departments to face the gathering storm. From there, Red Roof launched RediClean, enhanced cleaning protocols and training to combat the spread of COVID-19 and give...

AHLA Launches Training Course for Safe Stay Guidelines

AHLA Foundation training
WASHINGTON, D.C. — To further expand the hotel industry’s Safe Stay initiative, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced "COVID-19 Precautions for Hotels," an online course developed in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and created to help hotels train their staffs on the enhanced safety and cleanliness guidelines. The new training course was...

The New Approach to Cleaning Hotels

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The novel coronavirus pandemic has ushered in a new era of housekeeping for hotels. Some large hospitality chains have turned to accreditation programs to make guests feel safe, while others have developed cleanliness councils to ensure cleaning and disinfection best practices are being implemented. Hospitality groups and independent owners are prioritizing cleaning and disinfection to protect guests and employees—and to...

TRSA Releases Guidelines for Cleaning and Handling Hotel Linens

Hotel bedding, linens
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — TRSA has launched a campaign to control COVID-19’s spread by promoting responsible linen, uniform, and facility services practices. State and local officials are TRSA’s initial targets, and governors, mayors, and city managers have been urged by TRSA to guide hoteliers to clean all textiles daily and handle their linen under OSHA universal precautions, among other tactics...

Episode 13: Post-COVID Cleaning — How the Hotel Industry Will Change

LODGING On Demand Episode 13
In episode 13 of LODGING On Demand, LODGING Editor Kate Hughes speaks with Adria Levtchenko, CEO of PurpleCloud Technologies, Tim Heim, Area GM of Focus Hospitality, and Phil Cordell, SVP and Global Head of New Brand Development for Hilton, about how the hotel industry’s approach to cleanliness will change post-COVID-19. Subscribe for more LODGING On Demand on YouTube or wherever...