Source: Conde Nast Traveler
Much news has been made of airlines’ new and improved disinfecting routines—including fogging, or spraying a high-grade disinfectant, throughout the cabin and wiping down high-touch points—and how the coronavirus-induced changes will stick around after the pandemic ends. But few updates have come from hotels, many of whom are open, albeit with significantly fewer guests. Now, Marriott International has made the first move, announcing a new cleanliness plan that will roll out over the next few months across its more than 7,000 hotels, which include the Ritz, W, Westin, and Aloft brands.
“Safety for our guests and associates has always been a top priority for Marriott and today that discussion of safety is in the context of COVID-19,” said Ray Bennett, the chief global officer of global operations at Marriott International and the new head of the chain’s global cleanliness council, in a press release. “We want our guests to know that we are doing everything we can to welcome them back to a safe and clean hotel environment when they start traveling again.”