Starting this month, all Accor-managed hotels in the US and Canada will offer COVID-19 testing options to guests. Under a partnership with x.labs, a digital healthcare company, guests will be able to purchase PreCheck PCR testing kits at the hotels.
The kits will also be available to order directly from x.labs for at-home testing prior to travel through a special co-branded Accor and x.labs website.
When test kits are ordered on this site only, there is no cost for US residents, through insurance providers and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Health Care Enhancement Act, and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The kits feature the latest smart technology and digital healthcare, including an in-app wellness and symptom survey, FDA-approved Bluetooth smart thermometer. The FDA-authorized COVID-19 diagnostic PCR test is self-collected and provides results in as little as 24 to 48 hours.
For groups hosting meetings and events at Accor properties, planners will receive special access to a concierge contact at x.labs to coordinate at-home PreCheck diagnostic testing kits and/or on-site COVID-19 antigen rapid testing for attendees.
The French hotel group is the latest among major hospitality chains to offer enhanced testing services for individual travelers as well as group gatherings. Marriott International, IHG Hotels and Resorts, Hyatt and Hilton have all recently announced new technology and health screening options added to their guest wellbeing initiatives.