Hotel Cleaning

Keeping Hotel Employees and Guests Safe

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 […]

An application for the Paycheck Protection Program with a reminder note stuck to it.

Paycheck Protection Program Application & Resources

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application portal officially reopens Jan. 11, when the SBA will accept “first-draw” loans from small businesses yet to receive a PPP loan and only from lenders SBA has identified as “community financial institutions.” SBA has defined those as community financial institutions as: · community development financial […]

Applications Open for $2.17 Million in Cash Assistance for Hospitality Workers Impacted by COVID-19

The City of Seattle has opened applications for direct cash assistance for hospitality workers living and working in Seattle who’ve lost jobs or income due top the COVID-19 pandemic.  Mayor Jenny Durkan’s office says $2.17 million in direct cash assistance is available.  This funding is part of the Mayor and City Council’s announcement last month […]

Pike Place Market

King County Council Approves $8 million for Tourism Recovery Campaign

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. […]

Hotel Room Cleaning

New San Francisco Ordinance Requires Daily Cleaning of Hotel Guest Rooms

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 […]