As we welcome a return to travel, meetings, and events, our Stay Safe with Sonesta program continues to be a top priority and focus in an effort to keep our staff and guests healthy and safe. We can now share that a number of our properties will be participating in a COVID testing initiative that includes several options for meeting planners to share with their attendees.
Our hotels will partner with Cleaning Services Global to give planners access to a combination of pre-testing, on-site testing* and post testing. All of our full service hotels will offer pre-and-post testing, while a number of hotels will also offer on-site testing.
Planners will be able to directly arrange the level of service they require with the testing vendor based on the property offerings. Our hotels will provide space and accommodation for medical staff that is needed.
“We know meetings mean business, and there is a lot of pent up demand to get back to business as usual. At Sonesta, it’s important to us that meetings are held safely. This new program – in conjunction with our Stay Safe with Sonesta initiatives at the hotels – will provide reassurance to companies and planners about our commitment to meeting safety.” – Blair McSheffrey, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation
For those interested in the process, depending on the meeting planner’s choice for testing it could include any or all of the following:
Registering and Scheduling – Registering Sonesta meeting attendees, providing PCR test kits and
scheduling for on‐site rapid antigen testing.
Preliminary Screening – Compiling results and identifying any positive tests; those with positive test
results will connect with our medical personnel for consultation.
On‐site Screening at Participating Hotels* – Technicians will use temperature checks and questionnaire to screen attendees before receiving rapid antigen test; once test is administered, results are received within 15 minutes and made available to attendees and Sonesta staff.
Data Analytics and Reporting – Final results for all testing are made available to Sonesta to
ensure success of the event. Positive test results recorded on the platform allow for contact
tracing of the attendees.
At Home Screening Upon Return – A second PCR test kit will be provided to attendees upon
return to home of record.
*The below properties will offer on-site testing in addition to pre-and-post-testing.