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Hilton Unveils EventReady with CleanStay Program for Meetings and Events

Hilton Unveils EventReady with CleanStay Program for Meetings and Events

Hilton International introduced a program that addresses hotel cleanliness and disinfection for meetings and events.
Hilton EventReady with CleanStay covers cleaning protocols, pricing and billing, and health and environmental issues. It is intended to cover the entire event, from the planning stages to social distancing protocols to catering to cleanliness policies.
“We know that people [who are] planning and attending events of any size are focused on their health and safety,” said …

Hilton to Cut 22% of Corporate Workforce Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Hilton to Cut 22% of Corporate Workforce Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Hilton Worldwide announced it would have to eliminate some 2,100 jobs, or 22% of its corporate workforce, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the travel industry.
The McLean, Virginia-based company said it would be forced to extend previously announced furloughs and reduced hours for those who remain for up to three months.  Corporate pay cuts are also being extended during this period.
“Never in Hilton’s 101-year history has our industry faced …

Hilton Begins Rollout of its CleanStay Program in Partnership with Lysol and the Mayo Clinic

Hilton Begins Rollout of its CleanStay Program in Partnership with Lysol and the Mayo Clinic

Hilton Worldwide said it will begin to rollout its new CleanStay program next week.  Conducted in partnership with the Mayo Clinic and the maker of Lysol, CleanStay will address hotel cleanliness and disinfection amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The program will involve numerous changes in the guest experience from checking in to dining to amenities.
Hilton said that its hotels are following a scientific approach to cleaning practices from Reckitt Benckiser, a …

Great Moments in Travel History – June 2020

June, the month with the most daylight hours in the Northern Hemisphere, is the sixth month of the year, and is equivalent to December in the Southern Hemisphere. The start of meteorological summer, June derives its name from the Latin name for the Junius, which in turn comes from the ancient Roman goddess Juno, wife of Saturn and protector and special counselor of the state.
The month of June includes the …

Hilton Set to Reopen All Hotels in China

Hilton Set to Reopen All Hotels in China

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 …

Coronavirus Update: Virus Reached France in December, Norwegian Cruise Line May Fail, Pfizer Begins Vaccine Trial

Coronavirus Update: Virus Reached France in December, Norwegian Cruise Line May Fail, Pfizer Begins Vaccine Trial

IN BRIEF
As the death toll across the globe passed the 250,000 mark, doctors in France said they believe a patient had the novel Coronavirus in late December after retesting samples taken at the time. The patient was originally diagnosed with a case of pneumonia.  The diagnosis was days before China reported what was then an unknown ailment to the World Health Organization and a month before the virus was originally …

Hilton to Unveil ‘Hilton CleanStay’ in Partnership with Lysol

Hilton to Unveil ‘Hilton CleanStay’ in Partnership with Lysol

Hilton Worldwide announced it plans to introduce a program in partnership with the Mayo Clinic and the maker of Lysol that will address hotel cleanliness and disinfection amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The move is intended to “develop elevated processes… [to help guests enjoy a] cleaner and safer stay from check-in to check-out,”  the hotelier said.
The program will launch in North America in June 2020 under the name Hilton CleanStay with …