US-based G6 Hospitality has launched Clean@6, an initiative that seeks to address customers’ cleanliness and social distancing concerns which changed radically following the Covid-19 outbreak.
The initiative involved updating the G6’s Infectious Disease Protocols and collaborating with Corporate Medical Advisors, who will review the protocols and guide with any further updates.
It also partnered with Diversey to procure EPA registered disinfectants; and cleaning and restoration company Servpro to devise cleaning and disinfecting requirements.
G6 Hospitality CEO Rob Palleschi said: “The majority of our properties have remained open during this crisis, enabling us to gather real-time intelligence to guide our decisions and best practices.
“Together with our trusted advisors and franchise partners, we adopted a thoughtful and proactive approach to serving guests in this new environment.”
Overall, the hospitality company will increase the frequency of cleaning procedures of public places. It also agreed to install hand sanitiser stations at the lobby and use EPA-approved, antiviral disinfectants for cleaning commonly touched areas of guest rooms such as switches, remotes and handles.
All the workers will also be encouraged to maintain social distancing in common areas. Additionally, G6 will install plexi-glass hygiene guards at front desk terminals, keep pools closed, and minimise the use of shared equipment such as lobby coffee service to reduce contagion risks.
The company also emphasised on safe behavioural practices where employees will be encouraged to perform frequent hand washing and use masks and disposable gloves at all times.
The employees will also be trained on Clean@6 standards, sanitisation protocols, and equipment.
G6 Hospitality is the parent company of budget motel brands Motel 6 and Studio 6 in the US and Canada. Overall, it owns, operates, and franchises nearly 1,400 economy lodging locations.