Hotel operator Accor is working to build trust and reassure guests ahead of resuming business on 4 July
Empty mini bars, buffet-free breakfasts and regular deep cleaning are among the measures being introduced by one of the biggest hotel operators in England as it prepares to reopen at the start of July.
Accor, which owns hotel brands including Novotel, Mercure, Ibis and Sofitel, runs 270 hotels in the UK, and is planning a staggered reopening of its properties beginning with some locations in England at the start of July. On Tuesday Boris Johnson will announce plans for pubs, restaurants and hotels to resume business in England from 4 July. Accor’s 182-room Novotel at London Bridge will be one of the first to open, with now familiar changes including hand sanitiser stations, floor markers and perspex screens at check-in.