International hospitality brands in the Maldives have been launching their own initiatives to ensure safety for the guests as well as workers amidst the global pandemic.
Outrigger properties have introduced Clean Commitment, ensuring protection for both guests and hosts. For guests’ safety, the resorts are using cleaning supplies from ECOLAB, the global leader in hospitality sanitation; following social distancing by using signage at queuing, changes in seating arrangements at restaurants and pools; implementing paperless interactions and placing hand sanitizers at entrances and exits.
The leading luxury hospitality company 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.
While guests will see many of the enhanced Lead With Care procedures, behind-the-scenes measures will also take place through employee training, additional food handling protocols, and enhancements to ventilation systems and other back-of-the-house operations. Four Seasons is also using its app to limit face-to-face interactions.
IHG is expanding their Way of Clean program launched 2015 – developed in partnership with Ecolab and Diversey- with additional COVID-19 protocols and best practices. The program already includes deep cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants, and going forward, guests can expect to see evolved procedures in every area of the hotels.
There will be reduced contact at check-ins, additional deep cleaning and social distancing practices at public spaces and facilities such as pools and gym, sanitized items and new standards in food and catering, while measures will also be taken for the safety of resort employees.
Accor launches ALLSAFE global cleanliness & prevention standards, developed with and vetted by Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspections and certification. New stringent cleanliness standards will be implemented and monitored across all hotels and will include a reinforced cleaning program with frequent disinfection of all high touch areas like elevators, an enhanced in room cleaning program and regular deep cleaning.
Hyatt is continuing to develop new work procedures and mandatory trainings in an effort to ensure safety for guests and colleagues. By September, every Hyatt hotel will have at least one person on property trained as Hygiene Manager, who will be responsible for their hotel adhering to new operational guidance and protocols, some of which may include: colleague certification and training, increased frequency of cleaning and social distancing in public areas.