Hotels: New Standards in Costa Rica

Disinfection of the room keys, deep cleaning of the facilities and the guests' luggage are some of the protocols that will be applied by the hotels in Costa Rica at the time of opening.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

After being closed for two months due to the health crisis resulting from the covid-19 outbreak, since May 16 the country's hotels with less than 20 rooms were allowed to open their doors to the public, but with the condition that they only occupy 50% of their capacity.

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In the case of larger hotels such as Tabacón and Nayara Springs in La Fortuna de San Carlos, the Silencio Lodge & Spa in Bajos del Toro and Lagarta Lodge in Nosara, are preparing to reactivate their operations in the coming weeks.

Regarding how the hotels are preparing to face this new commercial reality, an article by Elobservador.cr reports that "... The Hotel Nayara Springs has purchased special equipment called the RestorAir Rapid Room Recovery Odor Abatement Unit, machines that will be used in rooms, luggage and common areas before guests enter, which sterilizes and kills bacteria and viruses."

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The publication adds that "... They also established changes in the presentation of buffet-style food services: the dishes will now be in individual portions and replaced frequently. They will also control the restaurants' ability to keep them at 25% and keep them at a distance."

Disinfection of room keys before use, check-in areas before and after each attendance in the area, implementation of digital menus, and thorough cleaning of the facilities and guests luggage are other protocols that the hotels will apply.

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