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AHLA Releases Five Requirements for Guests to Travel Safely

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Washington D.C. — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today released the “Safe Stay Guest Checklist” for guests on how to travel safely while also creating a standardized safety experience nationwide, including requiring face coverings in all indoor public spaces. This checklist is part of AHLA’s Safe Stay guidelines, an industry-wide, enhanced set of health and safety protocols...

AHLA Launches Training Course for Safe Stay Guidelines

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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...

Hotel Restrooms in the Post-COVID Era

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For decades, it was fashionable for many traditional South Korean homes to have a sink installed next to the front door. This allowed guests to wash their hands before entering the house and again after leaving. The goal was to help ensure visitors did not bring any soil or germs into the home. The second washing was to do...

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...

Wyndham Launches Health and Safety Initiative to Build Guest Confidence

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Hotels & Resorts launched “Count on Us,” a new long-term, multi-faceted initiative to build confidence among guests and to support franchisees as it begins making preparations to welcome travelers back to its more than 6,000 U.S. hotels. Launch of the new initiative follows dialogue and collaboration with Wyndham franchisees, members of its Franchise Advisory Councils, leading...