Meliá Hotels International has signed an international agreement with Bureau Veritas (BV) for Global Safe Site certification.
The certification will verify that Meliá has correctly implemented the safety standards and hygiene and disinfection protocols detailed in “Stay Safe by Meliá,” a program for compliance with preventive health and safety measures that establishments in more than 40 countries must carry out as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We will be ready to open our hotels as soon as people are able to travel, and there is sufficient demand to guarantee minimum occupancy,” explains Gabriel Escarrer, executive vice-president and CEO, Meliá Hotels International. “To this end, we are pouring all our know-how and experience gained over the past few months at our hotels in China with the ‘Stay Safe by Meliá’ program. Bureau Veritas’ certification confirms that our new processes and adaptation of spaces comply with the most stringent health and safety precautions and the most demanding international standards. This will be a key factor for operation in the post-COVID-19 era.”
The certification will cover the needs of the hotel and catering industry by setting health standards at all Meliá hotels which can be applied to other companies in the sector.
“We are very pleased to work with Meliá Hotels International. Bureau Veritas’ mission is to shape a world of trust. Global Safe Site clearly allows us to meet society’s expectations in terms of health and safety,” says Bertrand Martin, senior vice-president, Bureau Veritas Spain and Portugal. “In this way, we will contribute to the reopening of hotels and restaurants in keeping with the highest standards of reliability. This certification will undoubtedly benefit the entire industry. This approach is part of the global Restart Your Business with BV initiative, which aims to ensure that all appropriate health, safety and hygiene conditions are in place for businesses to restart operations.”
The certification will result in the creation of an operational guide, which will serve as a roadmap for Meliá, enabling it to rigorously apply the health and safety recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and public authorities in each country.
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