This is an excerpt of an article that appeared in the Huffington Post on the 27th May 2020 written by Caroline Bologna
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the travel industry in seemingly every way imaginable. One area undergoing massive changes ― and preparing for more ― is the hotel business.
“Travelers want to feel safe, period,” Melanie Lieberman, senior travel editor at The Points Guy, told HuffPost. “Hotels will have to consider every amenity and service and determine what they can do to give travelers additional peace of mind. And though many of these changes may be temporary, some may be permanent.”
What might some of these changes be? HuffPost spoke to Lieberman and other travel experts to find out what the hotel experience may look like going forward.
Emphasis On Cleanliness
“Travelers will certainly hear hotels talk about their sanitization and cleaning protocols, and certain properties or brands may seek cleanliness certifications,” Lieberman noted. “The key here will be communicating their cleanliness standards to guests.”
Many hotels are already touting “enhanced” cleaning standards, which can include more thorough or frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces, the use of more aggressive products, and even new sanitation technology.
Here at Best Western Great Ocean Road Motor Inn that’s precisely what we’ve done…
We’ve taken that extra step to ensure the protection of our Guests by joining the Healthy Hotels Group®, which means that all of our beds and pillows are sanitised to give our guests peace of mind.
The process used extracts all of the debris from the mattress and pillows using a dry process, then a safe nontoxic, sanitiser is applied to both sides of the bed to sanitise the mattress and keep Allergy & Asthma triggers to a minimum.
This means that all motel Guests can enjoy a great night’s sleep in a beautifully clean bed…
Enjoy your Stay 😊