The anatomy of a post-lockdown hotel stay, from contactless spa treatments to socially distanced swimming

While the UK, Europe and parts of the rest of the world, slowly begin a road map to recovery from the aftermath of Covid-19, the world of hospitality has been watching and planning accordingly. Telegraph Travel spoke to hotels around the world – from Sicily to Bangkok to Utah – about the measures they are putting in place to ensure their hotels can open safely to hotel guests in order to get a sense of what a stay of the future might entail – from the all-important cleaning protocols to how people can safely sunbathe and swim.

Hygiene and cleanliness

New cleaning protocols are the new norm. A more regular and rigorous schedule will be implemented across hotels, many citing a cleaning timetable anywhere between every one and three hours, with a focus on ‘touch points’ such as handles, buttons and switches.

The Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort is piloting a state-of-the-art heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system with advanced air filtration

********The most extreme measures, currently employed by Marriott and Metropolitan Touring, include electrostatic sprayers with hospital-grade disinfectant, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). Marriott is also testing ultraviolet light technology for sanitising key cards and shared devices used by staff, while Metropolitan Touring is installing ‘footwear disinfection areas’.*******

Source: The Telegraph 08.06.2020