Marriott to ‘Elevate’ Cleanliness Standards with Global Council

By Kurt Stolz on 22 April 2020
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Marriott International announced plans for the Marriott Global Cleanliness Council, a multi-faceted approach to the novel coronavirus pandemic crisis.

The move is intended to “elevate its cleanliness standards and hospitality norms and behaviors,” the hotelier said.

“We want our guests to understand what we are doing today and planning for in the near future in the areas of cleanliness, hygiene and social distancing so that when they walk through the doors of one of our hotels, they know our commitment to their health and safety is our priority,” said Arne Sorensen, the company’s CEO. “It’s equally important to us that our associates know the changes we are making to help safeguard their health as they serve our guests,” he added.

The chairman of the council is Marriott’s chief global officer, Ray Bennett.  Members will include managers from within the company in disciplines including housekeeping, food safety, engineering, and occupational health. Advisory committee members include Ruth Petran, a food safety scientist at Ecolab; Michael Suari, an infectious disease specialist at Adventist Healthcare; Richard Ghiselli, dean of Purdue University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management; and Randy Worobo, a professor of food microbiology at the food science department at Cornell University.

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