Norristown, PA — Major hotel brands around the country are announcing mask mandates as the tourism industry evolves to welcome guests following months of stagnant bookings. The list of leading hotel brands that will now require masks includes Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts (IHG), Holiday Inn, Hilton, Hyatt, Loews and Marriott. Also, brands like IHG have already committed to providing masks to guests who request them when staying at properties. It is expected that most hotel chains and independent hospitality establishments will also follow suit with their own mandates.
The hospitality industry has been uniquely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic due to sharp decreases in bookings in 2020. The strategy being taken by leadership at nearly all major hotel brands is to welcome back guests by implementing smart, reliable safety measures that create the healthiest environments possible for both leisure and business travel. As bookings slowly rebound, hotels will face yet another challenge as they try to source FDA certified masks to keep both guests and employees safe. An influx of new mask vendors has flooded the marketplace as counterfeit and inexperienced dealers scramble to make a quick buck by cashing in on mask shortages and increased demand. Hotels and hospitality brands must perform proper vetting to ensure that they’re only ordering authentic masks from established brands with reputable sourcing and quality-control measures due to the high stakes involved.
“Being able to offer hotel guests a 3ply mask when they inquire about how to get a medical face shield at the front desk is valuable for hotels as they try to convince guests that it’s safe to come back,” says a Secure Components representative. As a leading supplier of face masks and PPE equipment to organizations and agencies in multiple sectors during COVID-19, Secure Components understands the importance of maintaining an unbroken supply chain for essential gear at this time. The company is currently in the process of reaching out to hotels and brands in the hospitality industry tasked with sourcing FDA certified masks.
Being able to maintain a reliable supply of masks that can be given to both hotel staff and guests demonstrates a hotel brand’s commitment to creating the safest environments possible. Many industry analysts see the hotel industry’s ability to continue reopening plans in the months to come as hinging on its ability to collectively handle mask policies properly. Masks may play a vital role in ensuring that hotels can remain in operation because they have been proven to be so effective at preventing spread.
Any hotels or hospitality brands looking for a respected, established and reliable supplier of masks and PPE is encouraged to contact Secure Components. The company is capable of fulfilling high-volume, consistent orders due to its highly developed infrastructure and experience with high-level contracts. Secure Components has been a long-standing vendor for the Department of Defense and several other government agencies.