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UK hotels prepare for July 4, 2020 opening

1 Jul 2020 by Tom Otley
Dorchester Collection CUT-at-45-Park-Lane-interior

UK hotels are preparing for a July 4, 2020 re-opening date.

Here’s what the brands have announced so far:

Accor

Accor has 270 hotels across the UK, all ready to welcome guests this summer and with Accor’s ‘Book with Confidence’ semi flexible rate available.

accor.com

45 Park Lane's exterior

Dorchester Collection

The Dorchester Collection’s 45 Park Lane in Mayfair, and Coworth Park in Ascot will be reopening this Saturday 4 July.

(The Dorchester is not set to reopen until 1 September.)

The two hotels which are reopening on 4 July, 2020 have introduced an Ultimate Staycation offer, available to book now, which includes:

  • Breakfast for two
  • Complimentary early check-in & late check-out
  • Complimentary car parking & valet service
  • Maximum speed internet access for streaming.

Restaurants & Bars

F&B outlets at both hotels will be open from 4 July, with revised measures and offerings. These include:

  • 45 Park Lane: Bar 45 & CUT
  • Coworth Park: Restaurant Coworth Park (for breakfast only), The Barn & The Drawing Room,

Spa and Activities:

At Coworth Park the Spa, pool and gym will remain closed in accordance with government guidelines, however the hotel will be offering a number of onsite wellness activities such as Pilates, yoga, Qi-Gong, mindfulness & meditation, wellness walks and family fit camp.

All onsite activities – such as croquet, bike rides, tennis, and horse riding (for non-beginners) – will be available, all following social distancing & sanitation guidelines. Kids Club will also be open for reservations.

dorchestercollection.com

IHG

IHG encourages bookings with discounted rates and Book Now Pay Later option

Native Manchester

Native

Aparthotel brand, Native has officially announced a July 4, 2020 reopening date and a new detailed Stay Safe commitment for all its properties across the United Kingdom.

Native Manchester was the brand’s most recent opening, which also includes Native Bankside, Native Glasgow. Future sites under development include Leeds, York, Bristol and Oxford.

Having carried out more than 200 risk assessments and 280+ back to work assessments Native has created the five-point plan which addresses:

  • Home-away-from-home – Native has refined their industry-leading guest promise for reopening without losing the sense of adventure that underpins the experience. Until full unlocking off all amenities is possible, Native will offer:
  • Physical distancing – All staff will adhere to physical distancing guidelines including public areas, lifts, reception, lounge, pantry areas, and where applicable, restaurant and bar areas.
  • Freedom & Flexibility – Native has committed to being as flexible as possible, with fully cancellable rates, or the ability to change dates for the same price – giving guests complete peace of mind when booking.
  • Safety & Hygiene – A secure deep cleaned apartment for every stay. Guests will be greeted by an unbroken ‘clean seal of approval’ on their door. A private kitchen and secure work area mean flexibility and privacy so that guests do not need to venture far.
  • Minimal contact – A new check-in and check-out process has been created so that Native can reduce busy onsite periods, and where possible even offer guests a completely contactless experience.

Guy Nixon, founder and CEO of Native, said: “During the lockdown, we took a step back and looked at every area of our business to ensure we could safely reopen for leisure and business travellers at the earliest opportunity. We are thankful that our home-away-from-home offering is very much designed for this new way of travelling and working, but we wanted to be extra diligent in ensuring we could open safely and provide added confidence in booking flexibility for our guests. Staying true to the Native way, we wanted to try and make sure that any changes did not detract from the guest experience and where possible enhanced it.”

After more than 200 risk assessments and 280+ back to work assessments Native created the five-point plan which addresses:

Director of Sales, Paula Cullen states: ‘Native aparthotels really offers the best of both worlds and the flexibility of our apartments has long-appealed to the corporate traveller who like to be able to cook, work and relax while on the road, but also like to have the safety, community, and service of a hotel. As corporations start to think about getting their teams back to travel, Native has already been their No.1 port of call and we hope the new Stay Safe commitment will build even more confidence.’

nativeplaces.com

Premier Inn

The majority of Premier Inn hotels are reopening next week.

Premier Inn announces CleanProtect promise ahead of England hotels reopening

Travelodge

Travelodge to reopen 100 hotels per week from July

Exterior of Z Hotel Victoria

Z Hotels

Z Hotels is reopening six of its central London hotels on July, 4.

They will be opening with an exclusive rate of £50 per night which will be available through to early September.

The hotels are Victoria, Tottenham Court Road, City, Gloucester Place, Holborn, and Trafalgar.

Each property will operate with elevated hygiene and prevention measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all guests and team members. These include but are not limited to:

  • Working with the housekeeping supplier to create even greater, more stringent cleaning plans for each property
  • Thermometers for team members to check temperatures as part of the new health and safety protocols
  • Appropriate PPE for all team members and screens built at the reception area
  • F&B concepts to be closed to the public for now to ensure safety and reduce risk of transmission
  • Updated training material and visual aids to support team members and guests
  • Contactless check out
  • Identification of high touch point areas in bedrooms, bathrooms and communal areas with extra cleaning and the use of a viricidal disinfectant product on these points
  • Contactless hand sanitizer stations throughout each hotel

Z Hotels has 13 properties in total in London, Bath, Liverpool and Glasgow.

zhotels.com

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