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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...

Hotels Require Guests to Wear Face Masks in Public Spaces

Guest in face covering arriving at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
Several major hotel brands this week announced policies requiring face masks across public areas in hotels. On Tuesday, Hyatt announced that beginning on July 27, all Hyatt hotels in the United States and Canada will require face coverings within indoor public areas. On Monday, Marriott International released a video during which Arne Sorenson, Marriott president and CEO, announced that...

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...

Survey: 44 Percent of Americans Are Planning Overnight Vacation or Leisure Travel in 2020

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new survey conducted by Morning Consult and commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) found that 44 percent of Americans are planning overnight vacation or leisure travel in 2020, with high interest in road trips, family events, and long weekends over the summer months. Of these expectant travelers, 68 percent say they are...