Hotel safety, like travel safety, is a major concern even though the world is slowly getting accustomed to the “New Normal”. The Holiday Season is here, and you must be tempted to travel given the fact that almost the entire year has passed, remaining indoors. Had it not been for Covid, travelling to new destinations or fulfilling your travel bucket list would have been the top thing to do in 2020!
If you are intending to travel this season and are worried about hotel safety, we hear you. This blog post exclusively talks about how hotels are safe during Covid and provide a stress-free stay to guests.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and some researches conducted by many top institutes across the world, it is observed that staying in well-ventilated and hygienic spaces, following all precautions, drastically reduces the chances of Covid infection. Hotel rooms generally come with provision for good ventilation, a reason why they are considered safer for stay.
Read below to find out more about hotel safety.
8 Reasons Why Hotels Are Safe For a Stay During Pandemic
1 Good Ventilation in Hotel Rooms
According to the Texas Medical Association (TMA), hotel rooms are classified under the Low-Moderate risk category. Further, if the hotel rooms are well-ventilated and thoroughly sanitized, they reduce the chance of Covid infection by up to 90%. Also, well-ventilated spaces are much safer than closed ones if people follow proper precautions like wearing masks, social distancing and good hand hygiene.
Ventilation ensures fresh air circulation – that is, it helps in dispersing the aerosols* generated while talking, breathing, etc., and filling the room with fresh air from outside.
*Aerosols are fine solid or liquid particles suspended in the air generated while talking, breathing and other activities.
At Treebo Hotels, all rooms have provision for proper ventilation as they come with air conditioners and windows that you can use to ventilate the room well.
2 Great Hygiene Standards Followed
When it comes to safety and peace of mind of our guests, we leave no stones unturned.
To monitor hotel safety, we have introduced Treebo Hygiene Shield (THS) safety standards, SOPs that our staff follow in all Treebo Hotels. From thermal screening, luggage disinfection to frequent cleaning and sanitization of rooms, lobbies, housekeeping and dining area, the staff take all steps to ensure good guest safety.
3 Well-Sanitized Rooms and Common Areas
At Treebo, we are very particular about the sanitization process, and make sure that all rooms are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before check-in and after check-out. Our staff frequently clean and sanitize lobbies, reception area, corridors and elevators with hospital-grade products.
They place sanitizer stations in the common areas and your rooms for maximum protection so you can stay stress-free and focus on your work or vacation, while we take care of everything else!
This is another reason why hotels are safer to stay even if you are travelling during the pandemic.
4 Proper Precautions Followed by Staff
At Treebo, pay heed to the safety of our staff as much as we do for our guests – you! The staff in all our hotels wear masks, gloves, and wash/sanitize their hands often as prescribed by WHO. They also regularly sanitize their hands before providing any kind of service like placing the keys on the key slot, carrying the food & beverage tray for maximum safety.
5 Contactless Check-in Process
Thanks to technology, you can now directly check-in to your respective rooms using the Treebo hotel booking application on the go without having to spend time at the front desk of the hotel. This minimises human contact to a great extent and ensures better safety and peace of mind.
Using the Treebo app, you can choose the room type, upload documents for verification, make payment and confirm your booking, in just a few taps. You can also use the app for cancellation or rescheduling your stays in a hassle-free manner.
After completing your check-in process online, you can simply collect your room keys from the slot and head straight to your room!
6 In-room Dining Facility
Dining in the restaurant or dining area of a hotel is risky, and it is safer to opt for in-door dining, especially during these times. We strongly encourage in-room dining so you can enjoy a safe and contactless dining experience.
To make the process smooth, we have provided menu cards in all rooms that you can use to order your choice of food by simply calling the housekeeping. Before serving you the meals, the staff will thoroughly sanitize their hands, arrange the food & beverage tray and leave it outside the room for you to pick up, ensuring a completely contactless process.
7 Adhering to Social Distancing Norms
According to the World Health Organization, maintaining a distance of at least 2 metres is mandatory to protect oneself from infection. In all Treebo Hotels, you will find clear markings in the common areas and corridors to help you and the staff adhere to the social distancing norms. Whenever you cross the common areas or corridors, you can simply follow the markings and maintain sufficient distance from others.
8 Minimal Interaction with Housekeeping
Although social distancing, good hand hygiene, wearing masks and gloves are important for minimising the risk of coronavirus, reducing physical interaction with the housekeeping staff or other guests further helps in mitigating the risk of infection. At Treebo, we encourage you to pick up everything you had asked for by yourself and minimise the entry of the housekeeping staff inside your rooms for maximum safety.
If you have got travel plans and want to be completely sure about all the hotel safety measures being followed, use the Treebo App and book the hotel of your choice. While you focus on travelling safely, we’ll make sure you enjoy a completely safe and pleasant stay with us.
After all, hotel safety is as important as travel safety!