The hospitality sector is one of the top 5 most affected sectors due to COVID-19. And it would be long before all those hotels flourish with their full operation.
And so, all hotels are attempting to make them safe and hygiene. the Oberoi Group has introduced an intensified health and safety program to ensure the safety of guests in times of COVID-19. This is implemented in for its 33 Oberoi and Trident hotels in India.
By collaborating with Bureau Veritas, the Oberoi Group has instigated laboratory testing, inspection, and certification services film. The latter is also supposed to be undertaking various training sessions, in both, person and virtual to oversee the implementation of standards across hotels.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of The Oberoi Group, Vikram Oberoi, said “Guests are the centre of everything we do. Therefore, we have put in a detailed safety and sanitization program to ensure guests’ and employees’ safety. While we deal with the pandemic it is equally important to resume business as the livelihood of millions is currently at stake.
Technology will be used at all places for operations like for checking in and out or dining. Also, dedicated safety and hygiene managers will be allotted at each hotel for supervision.
The hotel also declared that highly-touched surfaces like cars, doors, knobs, lift buttons, countertops, tabletops, and railings will be actively disinfected. Also, masks and sanitizer points will be placed at various places throughout the hotels.
Additionally, the organization will be offering drinks and dishes that improve immunity.
Before checking-in, the guests will be required to undergo temperature checks and submit self-declaration on their health.
Similarly, other hospitality chains like Hyatt, Hilton, and Marriott have announced their programs to ensure guest safety.
The Ministry of Tourism is also working to create guidelines to standardize safety and sanitization measures post-COVID.