On-site COVID-19 testing is now available for guests and employees of sbe properties in Miami and Los Angeles—SLS South Beach, Hyde Midtown Miami, SLS Brickell, SLS LUX Brickell and Mondrian Los Angeles.
The company reports that upcoming hotel openings, including SLS Baha Mar, which is scheduled to open on March 4, 2021, will provide a similar service for its guests.
“The health and safety of our guests and team members is our top priority,” said Chadi Farhat, chief operating officer, sbe. “We decided to partner with BlueMed Consultants in Miami, a distinguished telehealth testing organization to provide seamless COVID-19 testing upon arrival or departure in an effort to provide guests with optimal peace of mind when they stay with us. Our on-site COVID-19 testing allows travellers to focus more on their holiday and less about the logistics. We are also excited to provide self-administered tests for our guests via Precheck by x.labs. These services will soon be extended across our global properties.”
In Miami, sbe guests can opt for the BlueMed Consultants PCR COVID-19 test, which offers 24-hour results, the rapid antigen COVID-19 test, which offers results in 10 minutes, or access to the self-administered Precheck by x.labs test which offers results in 24 to 72 hours.
Guests can schedule their tests daily between 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Testing is free of charge for US citizens with medical insurance who are concerned about possible COVID-19 exposure. Tests are available at prices from $75 USD to $175 USD for international or uninsured guests. Testing is free of charge for insured employees in Miami.
Guests at Mondrian Los Angeles can purchase self-administered test kits through Precheck by x.labs (results in 24 to 72 hours) when booking their stay or upon arrival at the property.
In response to international travelers, particularly from the US and Canada, requiring a negative COVID-19 test to re-enter their own country, SLS Baha Mar, sbe’s property in Nassau, The Bahamas, will offer two complimentary rapid Antigen tests per room booked when it reopens in March. These tests can be used any time during the guest’s stay. For visitors whose country requires a negative RT-PCR Test no more than three days before their return flight departs, SLS Baha Mar will offer on-property testing for $134USD/per person (VAT inclusive).
The on-site COVID-19 testing will be rolled out to additional sbe properties in the US and globally over the next few months. Up-to-date information will be available on the individual properties’ websites.