For the past two months, the beaches and resorts in Mexico have been quiet. Even before the government called on hotels to shut their doors, Villa del Arco Cabo said goodbye to their final guests, setting an example with preventive measures for the community to follow. Because of the precautionary measures taken around the world, many cities have passed through the worst of the coronavirus outbreak, and governments are permitting businesses to reopen while following infection control measures to keep everyone safe. Guided by the best hotel safety tips for global health experts, Villa del Arco Cabo is looking forward to the arrival of travelers to paradise.
While guests were away, a limited number of staff members were at the resort doing a deep disinfectant cleaning as well as general maintenance and updates. Even though the resort wasn’t sure when the opening would begin, the focus was on preparing safety measures that aligned with hotel safety tips from doctors and scientists. They knew that before guests could return, all employees would need to be trained to spot symptoms of COVID-19, use new standard cleaning and disinfection protocol, and implement a variety of preventive measures throughout the resort. Because good hygiene practices and safety have always been the priority for Villa del Arco Cabo, being ready with infection control measures was key to reopening the resort.
As a leader in the resort industry, the staff of Villa del Arco Cabo has been actively making changes and updating security measures to make the hotel as safe and clean as possible. Rubén Martinez, Director of Operations of the Cabo Region for The Villa Group, has emphasized the importance of following strict guidelines and taking precautionary measures regarding COVID-19. “One of the first security measures you’ll notice is non-invasive temperature checks of all guests and staff entering the resort, which we believe is a necessary element to keeping everyone safe. This is just a small example, but we’ve implemented protocols such as these throughout our resorts to keep our guests, employees, and community COVID-free. From the moment guests arrive to the moment they leave, we will be doing everything in our power to ensure their health and safety.”
Villa del Arco Cabo has always been a favorite destination because of its stunning property, and because of the importance of cleanliness in fighting COVID-19, new standard cleaning and disinfection techniques will be implemented on top of the usual daily resort cleaning. The focus of the new safety measures will be on doing a disinfectant cleaning of commonly touched surfaces, like doorknobs, lightswitches, remote controls, desks, phones, and computers. High traffic areas will also receive a disinfectant cleaning multiple times throughout the day to ensure everyone stays safe. In addition, elevators, lobbies, and dining rooms will receive standard cleaning and disinfection at various points throughout the day as well. By killing off germs and viruses with these resort cleaning standards, everyone can follow good hygiene practices and keep each other safe.
All of these preventive measures are designed to keep guests and staff safe and healthy. To keep the virus out of the hotel, staff will be given freshly laundered uniforms when they arrive at the hotel to change into. As you enjoy your stay at the resort, you’ll notice other safety measures and good hygiene practices being encouraged through signage and antibacterial hand gel stations available throughout the property. Some services, like valet parking and room service, will be altered to align with hotel safety tips for social distancing. With these precautionary measures, you’ll be able to comfortably enjoy relaxing by the pool and dining on your favorite Mexican dishes.
While infection control measures aren’t part of your typical beach vacation, the importance of cleanliness is key to continuing to stop the spread of COVID-19. Knowing that these security measures and detailed resort cleaning are keeping you safe will make returning from a walk on the beach or falling into your plush bed at night even more relaxing. As the hotel gradually begins to welcome back guests, start to make your plans to escape to paradise and remember the importance of cleanliness in your daily life.