January 30, 2021

Hotels moving forward safely

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Grand Hyatt Manila
TO slowly open the tourism industry which was pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic, the government thru the Department of Tourism (DOT), started granting accommodation establishments (AEs) with Certificate of Authority to Operate for Staycation (CAOS).
DOT issues CAOS to accommodation establishments in an area placed under general community quarantine. Hotels with CAOS means guests may be allowed for staycation purposes.
DOT reiterated that there are only fifteen (15) accredited accommodation establishments (AEs) in Metro Manila that operate as staycation hotels as of January 5, 2021.
These are: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Okada Manila Hotel, Shangri-La at the Fort, Nobu Hotel, Joy Nostalg Hotel and Suites Manila, EDSA Shangri-La Manila, Solaire Resort, Hyatt Regency City of Dreams, Nuwa Hotel City of Dreams, The Peninsula Manila, Aruga by Rockwell, Sheraton Manila Hotel, Hilton Manila and Hotel Okura Manila.
Grand Hyatt Manila
Grand Hyatt Manila (GHM) has used this time wisely to conduct preventive maintenance in all areas of the hotel and reinforced compliance training to ensure that it maintains the highest standard in hygiene, food safety and cleanliness.
Training and accreditation for standards such as ISO22000, Global Biorisk Advisory Council STAR, and Safe Hotel and Safe Travel have been renewed and recertified.
Gottfried Bogensperger, general manager and area vice president at GHM, is very proud to say the hotel was the first in the country deemed by the authorities to be in compliance with all these standards.
Bogensperger mentioned it is good to be vigilant and to revisit all basic emergency setups, plans and protocols to ensure they are up to date. He said the hotel’s associates are trained to have full comprehensive understanding and know what to do to respond to issues arising from emergencies including this pandemic.
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