What you need to know: Hotel cleanliness and hygiene programs

In an effort to reassure both employees and travelers that they are doing what they can to protect them against COVID-19, hotels are implementing new and improved cleanliness and hygiene processes.

This report summarizes what hotel companies around the world are doing and planning.

While each chain may be taking its own approach to cleanliness and hygiene, organizations like the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), with its Safe Stay Advisory Council, may help to establish common standards across the industry. AHLA wants to set health and safety best practices and protocols, which hotels should meet or exceed. So far 17 hotel companies have joined the Council: Accor, Aimbridge Hospitality, Best Western, Choice Hotels, G6 Hospitality, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Loews Hotels, Marriott, My Place Hotels, Noble Investment Group, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Red Lion Hotels, Red Roof and Wyndham.