Editor’s Note 6/12: New CDC Considerations for Events and Gatherings remind meeting planners that while we have made progress as a country, the pandemic has not ended and they can promote healthy behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19.

As hotels begin to reopen now and in the near future, many hotel companies are announcing new cleaning protocols to adapt to post-pandemic hygiene standards. Bookmark this page to stay up to date and to feel safe and reassured when booking your meetings.

mgm resortsMGM Roars with a ‘7-Point Safety Plan’

With experience reopening its casino resort in Macau already under its belt, MGM Resorts International has released its plan for new health and safety protocols for its U.S. properties and resorts. Its aim is to deter the spread of the coronavirus to MGM customers and employees and rapidly respond to potential new cases. Read to learn what’s encompassed in the The “Seven-Point Safety Plan.”

luxury propertiesHyatt Joins Hotel Hygiene Race—and Wants to Win

A stampede of hotel companies has recently made announcements to tack hygiene onto their brand images, and the latest in the race is Hyatt. Its Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment, which was announced this week, tackles the nose-to-tail hotel experience—from health and hygiene to food and beverage safety, to technology and even how spaces will henceforth be designed.

cleaningHotels Respond to COVID-19 with New Cleaning Standard

The COVID-19 situation has caused many hotel operators to redefine the meaning of cleanliness. Following Marriott International’s unveiling of their Global Cleanliness Council, various other brands have found ways to upgrade their standard of hotel cleanliness, including Hilton Hotels, Accor and Kempinski Hotels.

Marriott Unveils New Global Cleanliness Council to Fight COVID-19

Worried about how safe it will be to check into a hotel in the age of COVID-19? Marriott International unveiled its “multi-pronged platform to elevate its cleanliness standards and hospitality norms and behaviors to meet the new health and safety challenges presented by the current pandemic environment.”