The Universal Orlando Resort theme parks are officially re opening on June 5th to the public, however the same could not be said about the resort hotels quite yet. Today Universal Orlando announced that they would be re opening the hotels in a phased & managed way with new enhanced health & safety measures beginning on June 2nd three days before the theme parks open officially to the public. The various hotels will include the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal’s Aventura, and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites.
Guests who are staying at the resort hotels will be able to attend the two theme parks before the public has access to the parks. On June 3rd and 4th Universal Orlando is offering pass holder previews, however now guests staying at the hotels will have access to these days as well. Both the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Endless Summer Dockside Inn and Suites will not be opening on June 2nd but plans to re open those hotels will be released at a later date.
Both the Universal Orlando Resort and Loews Hotels & Co. will implement new safety protocols and procedures to ensure the health & safety of both their team members and their guests. The new procedures and protocols are listed below.
- Guests, team members and vendors are required to wear face coverings in public areas
- Team members and vendors will be required to have temperature checks upon arrival. Those with temperatures of 100.4 degrees or greater will not be allowed to work.
- Guests will be asked to self-screen for COVID symptoms and comply with quarantine orders prior to arrival
- Guest will have temperature checks upon arrival and anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will require medical clearance in order to enter the hotel
- Hand sanitizer stations in public areas and elevator landings
- Enhanced cleaning of guest rooms, meeting rooms and public areas with an EPA-approved cleaner and disinfectant
- Frequent cleaning of high-touch areas such as telephones, remote controls, door handles, light switches, elevators, and table tops, among others
- Food & Beverage outlet capacities limited based on latest recommendations and guidelines
- Social distancing signs and reminders of social distancing requirements in high-traffic areas
- Several contactless experiences for guests, including hotel texting-services, express checkout and contactless room deliveries
Universal Orlando and Loews are both following CDC guidelines carefully and closely to ensure that all guests and team members have not only and enjoyable time but that they stay healthy and safe through this unprecedented time.
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