An article published by the Associated Press was featured in the June 8, 2020 edition of The New York Times mentioning three of API’s main hotel partners, Marriott, Hilton and IHG. Each of these hotel chains are consulting with industry experts to develop new standards for cleaning and sanitization. Marriott and IHG are both working with EcoLab, a worldwide leader in industrial cleaning products. IHG is also consulting with the Cleveland Clinic for clinical advice associated with COVID. Hilton has partnered with the Mayo Clinic along the same lines for clinical perspectives. These and other hotels are taking serious measures to ensure the sanitization of their properties around the globe.
The New York Times article notes the hotel’s experimentation with new technologies. “Marriott and others are using electrostatic sprayers to spritz lobbies with disinfectant. Many hotel brands are also encouraging guests to access their rooms using their mobile phones. Hilton says 4,800 of its 6,100 hotels have that capability so far. Marriott offers keyless check-in in 3,200 hotels.” The touchless check-ins, as well as the use of mobile phones, will help reduce the amount of contact that normally takes place in a hotel setting.
API’s partners have made strong efforts in these areas. API will continue to work closely with our partners and clients to ensure awareness of the particular measures that are being taken by specific hotels for the safety of crew and other guests.
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