〒180-0006 東京都武蔵野市中町2-3-5 IIHA武蔵野1階
Dear MEL Topic Readers,
What will staying in a hotel look like in the near future?
After the pandemic, you may expect no one will be sitting right next to you on the airplane or in the movie theater. But how a hotel stay will be like? You will most likely see very different hygiene standards and service practices from the pre-COVID-19 era. Here are some examples.
Entry check: your body temperature may be checked before check-in.
Check-in and Check-out: minimum interaction, shielded counter, contactless payment with a smartphone.
Elevator: maximum capacity of two or four persons.
(Lower floors may be preferred to avoid elevator rides)
Door key and knob: contact-free locking & unlocking, entrance & exit. (Sounds convenient?)
Rooms: disinfection will become priority number one for both the guests and the operator.
Breakfast Buffet: your favorite self-serving all-you-can-eat buffet may be replaced with a cafeteria-style serving or a-la-carte menu.
Gym and Spa: most unlikely to open unless effective medicine or reliable vaccine becomes available.
Bar and cafe: will be operated under strict social distancing guidelines.
(With a face mask and social distancing, gests and servers may have to speak loudly or shout!)
So, will there be a new star rating by hygiene standards, like a five-star hygiene maintenance with three-star service/facility hotel?
Enjoy reading the article and think about what makes you feel safer for your next hotel stay.