The digital health company joins with Forbes Travel Guide to issue its health security 'seal of approval' to hotels and resorts across 12 countries
Forbes Travel Guide and Sharecare have announced the first list of hotels that have become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED with Forbes Travel Guide. The health security verification comes with a "seal of approval" – a VERIFIED badge – for hotels to display on their official websites and on-property.
Going beyond basic facility standards and establishing a consistent global baseline for health security, Sharecare's solution requires hotels to verify their health protocols on an ongoing basis across more than 360 expert-validated standards, including health and hygiene protocols, cleaning products and procedures, ventilation, physical distancing, the guest experience, and health safety communication with guests and employees.
Additionally, participating hotels have the option to track daily employee virus screening results and provide relevant tools for guests and visitors including clinically validated health screeners and information and updates on that facility's guidelines.
"Particularly given the unprecedented times we find ourselves in, I consider it my duty to do whatever it takes to restore confidence among not only guests but also hospitality professionals; we, after all, are nothing without the deeply dedicated people that make up our workforce," said Sheila Johnson, founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts.
This news comes on the heels of Internova Travel Group selecting Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide to validate the procedures and protocols at more than 50,000 hotels booked through its systems, each of which Internova expects to be Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED by the end of Q1 2022.
"While health safety is neither new nor unique to the hospitality industry, the pandemic has put the concept of health security into sharp focus. Hotels must be on the leading edge to restore consumer confidence in travel," said Hermann Elger, president of travel, hospitality, and entertainment at Sharecare.
Hotels that are verified so far are:Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage
(Rancho Mirage, CA) Atlantis, The Palm
(Dubai, United Arab Emirates)Auberge du Soleil
(Rutherford, CA)Baccarat Hotel New YorkBoston Harbor HotelCarillon Miami Wellness ResortCity of Dreams -
Nüwa Manila (Manila, Philippines) Crown Towers Melbourne
(Melbourne, Australia) Drake Bay Getaway Resort
(Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica) The Goring Hotel
(London) Fairmont Grand Del
Mar (San Diego) The Hazelton Hotel
(Toronto) The Henderson, A Salamander Resort
(Destin, FL) The Hermitage Hotel
(Nashville, TN) The Hotel at Auburn University
(Auburn, AL) Hotel Bennett,
Charleston, SCThe Jefferson Hotel
(Richmond, VA) Katikies Mykonos - The Leading Hotels of the World
(Cyclades Islands, Greece) Katikies Santorini - The Leading Hotels of the World
(Cyclades Islands, Greece) Montage Los Cabos
(Cabo San Lucas, Mexico) The Murray, Hong Kong,
a Niccolo HotelNIHI SUMBA
(Sumba Island, Indonesia) Park Hyatt Aviara
(Carlsbad, CA) The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown HoustonThe Ritz-Carlton, Grand CaymanSalamander Resort & Spa
(Middleburg, VA) Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort
(San Jose del Cabo, Mexico) The St. Regis San FranciscoWaldorf Astoria Las Vegas
Forbes Travel Guide is an independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas. Sharecare is a digital health company that helps people unify and manage all their health in one place. Forbes Travel Guide, sharecare.com