Brand to Initiate Comprehensive End-to-end Turnkey Solutions and Services to Deliver a Best-in-class COVID-19 Testing Program at a Number of North American Properties

Newton, MA (April 27, 2021) – Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Sonesta) is pleased to announce it will be collaborating with Cleaning Services Global, in partnership with EarthSafe, to provide comprehensive testing procedures to meet the needs of group business clients in today’s environment.

To support returning group business needs at Sonesta properties, select hotels in its North American portfolio will align with Cleaning Services Global to provide efficient screening and testing – including pretesting, on-site testing and post-testing services – to all conference, event, and meeting attendees. In addition, Cleaning Services Global will provide a secure data technology platform in an effort to re-create a productive environment. Meeting and event planners will work directly with Cleaning Services Global to coordinate the level of service needed, and Sonesta will assist with space and accommodation arrangements for medical staff at the property level.

Pre- and post-testing services will be available at all Royal Sonesta and Sonesta Hotels & Resorts locations. In addition, the following hotels will also offer on-site testing:

  • Royal Sonesta Boston
  • Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria
  • Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
  • Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina
  • The Allegro Royal Sonesta Hotel Chicago Loop
  • The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis

These additional testing services, from Cleaning Service Global, will supplement the existing and highly successful health and cleanliness program, Stay Safe with Sonesta, which is established in all U.S. Sonesta hotels and meets CDC and government requirements and guidance as it relates to COVID-19. The joint objective is to instill confidence in guests, as select properties innovate to meet the growing demand for organizations to gather in person and enable Sonesta team members to facilitate face-to-face meetings.

“As more of the population is getting vaccinated and activity levels are mindfully increasing, we maintain that the health and safety of our guests and team members continues to guide our actions,” said Carlos Flores, President and CEO, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation. “With that being said, we are striving to safely return more of our properties to their full functions and this end-to-end testing solution partnership with Cleaning Service Global is a step in that direction.”

The Stay Safe with Sonesta program outlines enhanced meeting and event space protocols. Such as, room set-ups with appropriate physical distancing, the removal of non-essential items, augmented cleaning and sanitizing protocols and modified food and beverage offerings, including single-serve items. The Cleaning Service Global program is a combination of pre-testing, on-site testing and post testing. Clients will have the ability to directly arrange these services with vendors and choose which level best meets their wants or needs. It is completely adaptable to the clients needs and the client will be able to manage the relationship directly. Sonesta will simply provide space and accommodation for medical staff as needed.

This announcement also comes on the heels of Sonesta becoming the first hospitality company to become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED™ with Forbes Travel Guide across all brands, further solidifying its commitment to the health and safety of its team members and guests. The comprehensive facility verification helps ensure that guests and travel planners can book with confidence at properties that have appropriate health safety procedures in place.

For more on Sonesta Hotels meeting and event offerings, visit https://www.sonesta.com/meetings.