Planning a festive trip to London this year? These hotels really know how to do Christmas
Planning a festive trip to London this year? These hotels really know how to do...

Sarah Finnan

16 great prints and posters to add some life to your walls
16 great prints and posters to add some life to your walls

Megan Burns

‘Mummy has cancer’: How to talk to children about a parent’s diagnosis
‘Mummy has cancer’: How to talk to children about a parent’s diagnosis

Amanda Cassidy

15 dogs who are costume-ready for Halloween
15 dogs who are costume-ready for Halloween

Grace McGettigan

Bringing unsexy back: putting the freaky back into Halloween
Bringing unsexy back: putting the freaky back into Halloween

Jessie Collins

15 Halloween make-up looks from Instagram’s top MUAs
15 Halloween make-up looks from Instagram’s top MUAs

Grace McGettigan

The importance and benefits of alone time
The importance and benefits of alone time

Niamh Ennis

The best street style from Paris Fashion Week
The best street style from Paris Fashion Week

Holly O'Neill

I spent the last month binging rom-coms on Netflix and Amazon Prime: Here are my 15 favourites
I spent the last month binging rom-coms on Netflix and Amazon Prime: Here are my...

Lauren Heskin

‘Last century’s witch is this century’s SL*T’ – Why unruly women will always be damned
‘Last century’s witch is this century’s SL*T’ – Why unruly women will always be damned

Geraldine Carton

Image / Editorial

What a hotel stay could look like post Covid-19


by Megan Burns
28th May 2020
post Covid-19 hotel stay

From contactless check-in to restrictions on using the lifts, here are the ways hotels could operate differently once they reopen. 


Many people are looking forward to travel of any kind once Covid-19 restrictions are eased, and even if international travel is not possible, there are many great hotels across Ireland that would make for a great break.

However, a hotel stay could look quite different than we remember when hotels are allowed to reopen. Pat McCann, the CEO of Clayton, Maldron and Partner Hotels explained to RTÉ Drivetime the measures that his hotels are planning.

These include limiting contact that guests will have with staff through measures like online check-in, which would allow guests to simply collect their room key from a screened reception area, although the option to check-in on arrival would also be available. Employees will wear masks at all times.

He also explained how open areas of the hotels would be cleaned continuously throughout the day to minimise any spread of infection in these common areas. These will also be clearly marked to remind people of social distancing, and hand sanitiser will be available around the hotel. The use of lifts would be strictly regulated, with protocols displayed clearly on each floor.

When guests arrive at their bedroom, the door will have a seal on it to indicate that no-one has entered the room since it has been cleaned. The cleaning process will focus on high-touch surfaces in the room, as well as the use of a fogging device that kills viruses and other surface and airborne pathogens, McCann explained.

Ordering food will still be possible, and guests will have the option to have it brought to their room to avoid contact with others. The option to sit in hotel restaurants will still be available, McCann says, although social distancing regulations will apply, which in all likelihood will mean a reduced capacity.

Guests will also have the option to check out online, simply dropping their key off as they leave. McCann stressed that while they hope to keep things as normal as possible, the safety of guests and staff are of the utmost importance, and all their new measures are in line with expert guidance.

“Above all, we want you as our guest, whether you are on business or leisure to have a relaxed enjoyable stay with us,” he said.

Featured image:Rhema Kallianpur via Unsplash


Read more: The future of restaurants? The weird and wonderful social distancing innovations restaurants are trying

Read more: Woo-hoo! Eatyard re-opens its street food market at the Bernard Shaw, Glasnevin …

Read more: The five hotels in Ireland we want to revisit as soon as possible

Also Read

Mandy Moore pumping
EDITORIAL
Mandy Moore climbed an active volcano at dawn… while pumping

Hiking a mountain and breast pumping – now, that’s what we call multitasking at its finest. Mandy Moore enjoyed an...

By Sarah Finnan

houseplants
EDITORIAL
5 houseplants we guarantee you can keep alive

For those who buy houseplants with the best of intentions and end up killing them, here’s a selection you’ll be...

By Hannah Hillyer

Keith-_-Tara_130_Web Shantanu Starick painting kitchen cabinets
EDITORIAL
How to limit drips and brush strokes while painting kitchen cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets can be transformative and can be achieved relatively low-cost, but you need the right equipment, and a lot of...

By Amanda Kavanagh

blank
AGENDA, EDITORIAL
No, the Olympics haven’t given athletes ‘anti-sex’ cardboard beds

Despite some media coverage, the beds are actually focused on sustainability as opposed to intimacy restrictions. Recently, distance runner Paul...

By Jennifer McShane

brain
EDITORIAL
8 easy ways to keep your brain healthy that you can do right now

Your brain health is just as important as that of the rest of your body, says psychologist and neuroscientist Dr...

By IMAGE

toxic
EDITORIAL
How to let go of toxic people, and the signs to recognise

By Niamh Ennis

blank
EDITORIAL
Attending multiple weddings this year? How to save money as a guest

These days, going to a wedding is the equivalent of going on a short holiday in terms of cost. From...

By Jennifer McShane