Airlines and hotels are trying their best to come up with new policies that will help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Hyatt, a Chicago-based hotel chain, is the latest to come up with a plan for its hotels around the world. 

Mark Hoplamazian, Hyatt’s president and CEO, says “The world as we knew it has been fundamentally changed by COVID-19 and when we are all ready to travel again, we want to make sure that every Hyatt colleague and guest feel confident that each aspect of our commitment is designed with their safety in mind, and that we’re putting their wellbeing first.”

Hyatt has released it’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment which focuses on more in-depth cleaning and sanitizing. According to The Points Guy, Hyatt will be the first hotel chain to go through the process to obtain the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation at over 900 Hyatt hotels worldwide. The accreditation process will consist of extensive training and auditing from Hyatt staffers as well as GBAC.

In addition, Hyatt will have at least one employee at each location who has been trained as a Hygiene Manager by September 2020. The Hygiene Manager’s role will be to enforce that the hotel is following the enchanted cleaning guidelines. 

Although it hasn’t been confirmed as yet, Hyatt is considering implementing the following to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when travel resumes:

  • Following social distancing guidelines when in public areas
  • Frequently cleaning and sanitizing guest rooms and public areas with hospital-grade disinfectants
  • Hand sanitizer being placed throughout the hotel and at all of the entrances
  • Training for proper cleaning processes
  • Installing air purifiers
  • Providing hotel staff with masks and gloves

Hyatt joins other major hotel chains like Marriott and Hilton to share their plans on how the properties will move forward with better cleaning policies to stop the spread of COVID-19.