In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, TIME Hotels is rolling out the initiative across all of its properties in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt – with a wide range of intensified cleaning measures and sanitation procedures being implemented throughout all public areas as well as in each individual guestroom. The enhanced protocol includes detailed infection control, which covers the disinfection of all hotel transportation, reception areas, elevators, public restrooms and guest rooms as well as all food and beverage outlets and kitchens.
As part of the protocol, all hard surfaces and areas frequently touched and used by hotel guests including door handles, elevator buttons, reception counters and door frames are being sanitised every 30 to 45 minutes, with a dedicated housekeeping assistant assigned to each individual area. Speaking about the recently-launched service, Chief Executive Officer of TIME Hotels, Mohamed Awadalla, said: “'Sanitised & Ready’, which fully complies with all government and public health directives, aims to ensure a safe, healthy and comfortable stay for our guests as well as protecting the well-being of our team members.
As UAE preps for its complete and eventual recovery, this initiative is being fully embedded into our daily operations, making all increased sanitisation and cleaning measures standard practice rather than just a precautionary measure.” As per the enhanced protocol, "an intensified deep clean, sterilisation and disinfection of each of TIME Hotels' properties will be completed every quarter, and individual guestroom sanitisation will be completed on check-out of each guest; sanitisers will be available across all public areas, with sanitisation kits included within inroom guest amenities,” Awadalla said.
The TIME Hotels team is undergoing "practical training courses, with daily follow-ups and regular coaching sessions as well as assigning a hygiene officer in every department, to ensure strict adherence to the protocol, Awadalla added