In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Avani Hotels & Resorts has launched AvaniSHIELD; a set of rigorous hygiene and sanitisation measures that are aimed at ensuring the maximum safety of all its guests and staff across its 32 properties.

Announcing the development in a media release, AvaniSHIELD complies with guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

“Our life has been impacted, but our spirit to travel will never fade…”

“Our life has been impacted, but our spirit to travel will never fade… The implementation of new health and safety standards adds an additional layer of protection by bringing peace of mind to Avani guests and team members, as well as emphasising our commitment to ensuring health and safety, without compromising on service quality,” notes Javier Pardo, Vice President of Operations for Avani Hotels & Resorts.

Some of the heightened sanitisation measures will include the use of safety and hygiene technology such as Cu+ copper protection materials, ultra-violet C sterilisation, HEPA-grade bio filter air purifiers and disinfecting all incoming objects. In addition to this, Avani will seal each of its rooms for 24 hours following a deep clean, during which time, no-one is permitted to enter. This period will be mandatory prior to allocating rooms to guests.

Some of the heightened sanitisation measures will include the use of safety and hygiene technology such as Cu+ copper protection materials, ultra-violet C sterilisation, HEPA-grade bio filter air purifiers and disinfecting all incoming objects.

To oversee the implementation of these as well as other cleaning measures, an AvaniSHIELD Agent will be designated to each of Avani’s properties. The AvaniSHIELD Agent will also monitor the health of each Avani team member and conduct training sessions where necessary, and as per the latest health and safety guidelines.

“Not stopping at these measures, we are currently reviewing additional initiatives focusing on rebuilding the environment and the health of the planet threatened by climate change, such as our zero-trash programme and carbon footprint reduction measures,” highlights Pardo.

Avani is also working closely with Ecolab to ensure all materials used and measures taken adhere to Ecolab, WHO and for chemical treatment, EPA standards.