Hyatt has made it mandatory for its staff and guests to wear a face mask. It is implementing this rule on all its properties in American due to the coronavirus outbreak.
However, it is the recent hotel brand to enforce this new rule and protocol in all its hotels to ensure the safety of staff and guests from the infection.
All the guests coming to Hyatt must wear a face covering. However, if anyone does not have one will be provided by the hotel says the hotel chain.
Firstly this rule was only for properties in the United States and Canada. But it is now implementing this rule also in the Caribbean, Central, and South America.
“This new policy comes at a pivotal time amidst the ongoing challenges of COVID-19. And helps us care for the health and safety of our guests and colleagues,” said Mark Hoplamazian, President and CEO, Hyatt in a statement.
“In an effort to enable safe travel, we support AHLA’s recently expanded Safe Stay initiative and traveler checklist that help us come together as an industry to promote clear guidelines, which for the foreseeable future include the wearing of face coverings in indoor public spaces and practicing social distancing throughout the hotel.”
However, in all areas of Hyatt properties guests are required to wear facial coverings. It includes areas such as meeting spaces, hotel restaurants, and fitness centers.
Relaxation in Rule
People having some medical conditions and children under the age of two will be exempt from the new safety measure. Moreover, people consuming food and beverages will also be exempted.
It is necessary that all guests and staff members follow social distancing where available. Hyatt says it will continue to monitor the pandemic, adhering to local government regulations and advice from health experts. The company will evaluate other areas where its properties are located. So it can see if this needs to be put in place in other regions as well.
These developments follow newly published recommendations from the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), which has created a “Safe Stay Guest Checklist.”
This is a positive, overdue development. And face coverings help slow the spread of coronavirus. And it’s a small way people can do to stop the spread while still trying to go about their everyday lives.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 20 premier brands. As of March 31, 2020, the Company’s portfolio included more than 900 hotels. All-inclusive, and wellness resort properties in 65 countries across six continents.