The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) has released an updated version of the AHLA Safe Stay Guidelines, an industry-wide, enhanced set of health and safety protocols designed to provide a safe and clean environment for all hotel employees and guests. The health and safety of all employees and guests remains the top priority for […]
In a unanimous vote, the King County Council has approved $8 million in CARES funding to support a county-wide tourism recovery campaign. The goal is to drive more business, foot traffic and overnight visitors to the region. The fall campaign will launch in the early October in partnership with the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority. […]
The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) has released adjusted rates for 2021 healthcare expenditures required by the Improving Access to Medical Care Hotel Employees Ordinance, Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) 14.28. This applies to Seattle hotels or motels with 100 or more guest rooms or an “ancillary hotel business” of 50 or more employees worldwide. […]
A new national Morning Consult survey commissioned by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) lists face coverings, request-only guest room cleanings and use of technology as the top three priorities of frequent travelers.
Ordinances mandating daily cleaning of hotel guest rooms have surfaced in several major cities. Both ordinances have been proposed since the coronavirus pandemic; an emergency ordinance in San Francisco has passed while another in Phoenix was proposed but pulled off a city council introduction calendar. In early July, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed […]
Coronavirus Resource Guide A comprehensive searchable guide to information and answers for your business including operations and best practices, relief packages, employee support and more. Click here. Public Health Resources and Information: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Washington Hospitality Association – Coronavirus updates for King County members Seattle King County Public Health With […]
Re-opening Your Hotel? DOH offers guidelines for restarting water systems that have been shut down for coronavirus to prevent Legionnaires’ disease. Many businesses have shut down or have been using their water systems sparingly during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order. This lack of use can contribute to the growth of Legionella and other pathogen and […]
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Seattle Hotel Association Announces “Sustainable Shower” Initiative. Hotel association representing more than 16,000 rooms outlines goal to eliminate single-use plastic containers in guest room showers. Initiative supported by Seattle Public Utilities and Earth Day Northwest 2020 Seattle, WA—In an effort to start a new decade with a clear statement and action toward sustainable […]
This fall, the Seattle City Council passed a series of hotel worker ordinances, including one requiring healthcare expenditures by large hotels and ancillary businesses. The ordinances were passed in lieu of I-124, which faced legal challenges. Meanwhile, in August of 2018, a lawsuit was filed in federal district court by the Employee Retirement Income Security […]