Marriott to Require All Guests in U.S. to Wear
Marriott has announced that all of its hotel
guests in the U.S. must wear a face covering from 27 July 2020.
The safety requirement, which follows the American
Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)’s “Safe
Stay Guest Checklist” announced last week, will come into
effect on 27 July 2020.
"Health experts have made it clear that wearing
face coverings in public spaces is one of the easiest steps that
we can all take to protect one another and reduce the spread of
COVID19. As part of our commitment to clean, we made it a brand
standard that associates wear masks and set an example," said Arne
Sorenson, Marriott International's President and CEO. "We
are now extending the requirement to wear face masks in all indoor
public spaces to our guests, no matter the jurisdiction."
Marriott currently operates 30 brands and over
7,000 properties across 131 countries and territories. In the U.S,
the company operates around 5,435 hotels.