Earlier this week The Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF) welcomed the economy minister, Diane Dodds MLA, announcement that the executive has agreed that hotels and the wider tourism industry will reopen on 3 July 2020.
The federation has lobbied for the hotel opening date to be reviewed and has worked in collaboration with others to ensure that additional aspects of the hospitality sector are opened in the same timeframe.
The Belfast-based hotel said it was introducing a new and comprehensive series of industry-leading measures in order to “reassure” guests of their safety and comfort during their stay.
New procedures include online check-in facility, protective screens, floor signage and enhanced touch point cleaning programme. The hotel also introduced a new sanitation treatment device referred to as a “fogging system” using anolyte as an extra layer of sterilisation.
Clayton Hotels also announced the appointment of Bureau Veritas as a leader in testing, inspections and certification.
Jonathan Topping, general manager Clayton Hotel Belfast, said: “For several months we have been preparing the hotel for the return of hotel leisure guests. We have implemented enhanced sanitation procedures and new practices to keep our guests and staff safe.
“We were proud to be one of the few hotels who remained open during the pandemic for key and essential workers and we look forward to the return of our hotel leisure guests”