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COVID-19 and its Impact on Hotels, and What You Can Do About It

By March 23, 2020March 26th, 2020No Comments

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, hotels, and the tourism industry are feeling the economic effects. Government leaders have restricted travel, and many hotel rooms are left empty. Major tourist destinations, like Las Vegas, have shut down. Until we find a way to defeat coronavirus, this trend may continue for some time.

So, what can hotel owners do about it? Here are a couple of ideas to get you started:

Deep Clean the Property after COVID-19

First and foremost, every hotel should have sterilization on its radar. This is a health crisis of epic proportions.  Ensuring your property is as clean as possible is one of the first steps to getting back on track. Whatever your regular cleaning activities are, use this time to ramp up efforts as much as you can. Deep clean everything from hotel beds, to staircases, to the pool deck. If you’re interested, click here for our article on how to properly clean your resort cabanas.

Replace soaps with counterparts that have antimicrobial qualities. Use disinfectants on even the hardest to reach places, and pay extra attention to high-traffic locations like the hotel lobby. Create a plan where your cleaning crews break up into teams to tackle various parts of the property. Not only will your efforts help eradicate this COVID-19 – when the pandemic is over, cautious patrons will feel much more at ease knowing the lengths you have gone through to sterilize the building.

Use Time to Your Advantage

While there are busy seasons and slow seasons, having virtually no foot traffic entering your building is rare, to say the least. Use this time to your advantage by focusing on upgrades and other projects. These efforts can enhance the customer experience when patrons do start returning to their normal way of life. This is a great opportunity to invest in that fresh coat of paint, buy new furniture, or give your pool area a makeover. Anything that will give your hotel that extra “wow” factor that you’ve always wanted is fair game here.

When the general public starts booking rooms again, they’ll be blown away with your efforts. Focusing on gaining amenities, which you can upsell to guests, will give you a leg up when the season starts back up again. These include features like creating cabana areas, which will be able to help you recuperate lost revenue much faster than regular pool seating ever could. On that same note, if you’ve already got cabanas on your property, try adding some additional upgrades to your units that will increase their value.

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