Loews Hotels has introduced enhanced safety and cleanliness protocols.
Loews said it will conduct more frequent cleanings and use a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-approved cleaning and disinfectant product created by Ecolab, which it said is effective against emerging viral pathogens and Covid-19. Staff are required to wear masks, hand sanitizer stations have been added to high-traffic guest areas, the number of passengers at one time in elevators will be limited and room service will be delivered in disposable to-go eco-friendly containers and left at the guestroom door.
Currently, for meetings of 50 or fewer people, all rooms will be set classroom-style and adhere to physical distancing.
Guest rooms will remain vacant for 48 hours after guest check-out, Lowes said. In addition, all vendors are required to wear a mask and gloves when in a Loews hotel, and there are mandatory temperature checks for staff and vendors using thermal no-touch scanners. No staff or vendor with a fever of 100.3 degrees or higher will be admitted to the building or allowed to return until they have gone 72 hours fever-free, without the use of fever suppressants.