NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — As the country slowly re-opens amid the COVID-19 pandemic, hotels are going the extra mile to make sure guests are safe.
The American Hotel and Lodging Association says there's a new industry-wide effort called "Safe Stay" to assure guests that safe standards are in place. They're making sure their cleaning products are strong enough to kill the virus.
As far as the guest experience, don’t expect room service or buffets. Instead, if you want to eat at the hotel, they’ll have grab and go menu options.
They'll also likely add one-way entrances and exits, along with increase security. Also expect some changes inside rooms.
“In the rooms, you might see fewer things you can actually put your hands on small items,” said Chip Rogers, CEO and president of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. “I know there's already a great rush to creating technologies that are voice command."
Nationally, hotels are only at 20% occupancy and 70% of workers are out of a job.
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