Hilton Set to Reopen All Hotels in China

By Kurt Stolz on 19 May 2020
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One of Chengdu’s famous pandas at the Chengdu Panda Base

Hilton Worldwide announced that it has reopened all of its hotels in China that had been shuttered as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are seeing demand gradually return to China starting with domestic travel,” said Alan Watts, president of the hotel chain’s Asia Pacific region.

The move is to be accompanied shortly by the rollout of its Hilton CleanStay initiative that, in partnership with the Mayo Clinic and the maker of Lysol, will address hotel cleanliness and disinfection amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“With the introduction of the upcoming Hilton CleanStay, underpinned with our partnership with RB and Mayo Clinic, we look forward to welcoming our guests and providing them with assurance and peace of mind as we pioneer a new standard of safety and cleanliness,” said Watts.

The hotelier operates 255 hotels in China, including the Hilton Chengdu, the Hilton Beijing Capital Airport, and the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund.

Hilton said CleanStay is intended to “develop elevated processes… [to help guests enjoy a] cleaner and safer stay from check-in to check-out.”

The chain’s hotels will follow a scientific approach to cleaning practices from Reckitt Benckiser, a British consumer products company that makes Lysol.  In addition, Hilton is enlisting experts from the Mayo Clinic’s Infection Prevention and Control Team to learn how to improve cleaning and disinfection protocols with an eye towards ensuring safety and provide “guest assurance and peace of mind” during the pandemic.

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