It has now become vital for hotels to plan and prepare for the following measures:
Hand washing reminders for employees and guests, along with increased, effective surface cleaning and disinfecting
Following FDA guidance, reducing in-person contact and minimizing dining items
Includes appropriate wearing of face masks as needed
Following CDC guidance for best practices on cleaning and physical distancing
Use of voice-activated commands, sensor activation and doors without handles
Considering teleconferencing options and safety measures like social distancing
If you’re just reopening your property, review this checklist to help ensure you’ve considered everything.View the Checklist
A quick guide to areas where hand soaps, sanitizers and disinfectants are a critical, welcome addition.View the Hot Spots
Think you’re informed about germs? Here are some stats that may surprise you.
In the span of 24 hours, the average adult touches 7,200 surfaces1 and touches their face 552 times2.
Nearly 95%3 of adults do not wash long enough to thoroughly clean the germs from their hands.
One study found that TV remotes and bathroom sink faucets were among the most contaminated surfaces in hotel rooms.
In hotels using open bucket disinfection, 81% of sampled hotel room surfaces tested positive for E. coli.
It’s important to understand what you’re up against every day, so you can protect your
guests and staff. Get prepared with a solid workplace hygiene strategy.
During any hotel stay, there are many instances where hands can pick up and leave behind germs. From door handles to telephones, from reception counters to sink fixtures, and from refrigerators to coffee makers. It’s vital to provide ample hand soap, water and disposable paper towels, as well as alcohol-based sanitizers (containing at least 60% alcohol) throughout the property. While soap and water are easily made available in hotel restrooms and kitchens, hand sanitizer should be placed in high-traffic areas like lobbies, reception desks, fitness rooms and business centers.
Food Service Hygiene | With serving food being a common component of the hospitality workday, follow FDA guidance regarding the wearing of gloves for this purpose. Be careful to keep observing good hand hygiene practices, as wearing gloves should not be considered a replacement for hand washing.
To do more than just scratch the surface of hotel hygiene, it’s vital to frequently clean and disinfect certain areas. Hotel rooms, common spaces, work equipment and high-touch items—like elevator buttons and stair hand rails—all require due diligence. Cleaning and disinfecting these surfaces several times during the day, with EPA-approved products, helps improve hotel hygiene.
Doors, drawers, drapery pulls, furniture, safes
Lights & lamps, climate controls, electronics
Nightstands, tables, desks, countertops
Dispensers, soap dishes, tissue boxes, trays
Phone, TV & remote, microwave, refrigerator
Toilet seats & handles, faucets, shower knobs
Headboards, pillows, linens including outer layer
Hair dryer, coffee maker, ice bucket, minibar, iron
One key component to successful workplace hygiene is communication. As hotel management leads the way in establishing new protocols, it takes every individual to put them into practice. Staff and guests at your hotel are relying on leadership to prioritize hygiene in critical times. They need to know what’s being done and what’s expected of them via clear, detailed and thoughtful company announcements about cleaning and hygiene measures. Print and display the following visual cues to inspire a sense of security and encourage cooperation.
To set up a successful hotel hygiene strategy, there are certain essential items to consider. Note your level of preparedness in each of these areas, then determine your action steps. For more guidance, connect with a Kimberly-Clark Professional Sales Representative to arrange a virtual hygiene site walk.
Restroom cleanliness is a crucial piece of the hotel hygiene puzzle. More than 80% of consumers5 stopped doing business with a company because of a bad restroom experience. Consider these key restroom opportunities:
Keep hand soap in good supply to encourage proper hygiene. We deliver rich formulas containing moisturizers that help condition skin, promoting good hand hygiene and increasing restroom satisfaction. For an extra germ-killing step, provide sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol. Kimberly-Clark Professional also offers fragrance-free and alcohol-free options.
Kimberly-Clark Professional single-use towels help reduce the spread of germs. Their highly absorbent material means it takes fewer towels to dry hands. Our portfolio includes hard roll and folded towels, ideal for high-capacity areas. Space-saving and efficient dispensers, with touchless technology options, provide the solutions that suit your hotel.
Kimberly-Clark Professional offers hygienic, fully enclosed toilet paper and dispenser options, plus disposable seat covers with dispensers that are fully enclosed for sanitation. We also offer options for maximum efficiency, as well as brands that deliver a more home-like comfort.
Whatever your hotel hygiene needs, Kimberly Clark Professional has a range of solutions and bundles to help you create cleaner, more hygienic spaces.
Discover our recommended products, and the areas where you’ll find them most useful.
Compact, touchless dispensing system that promotes hand hygiene while providing 25% more hand dries per roll. Pair with Elevated Scott® Design for an easy restroom upgrade.
The dispenser is 99.99% jam-free*, so you can count on its reliable, touchless operation. Plus, with hidden sheet mode, only touch the towel you take – promoting hand hygiene.
The Foam Skin Cleanser with Moisturizers provides a rich, creamy lather. The Moisturizing Foam Hand Sanitizer kills 99.9% of germs on hands in 15 seconds. Install sanitizer near entry/exits for use when door handles are present.
Our longest single-roll bathroom tissue system delivers 1,100 sheets of two-ply bathroom tissue per roll. It offers 100% roll utilization with 10% more sheets per case than the industry standard.
Hygienic, no-touch dispensing design. Install near entry/exits to help provide a hygienic barrier and disposable solution for opening and closing doors.
A versatile reusable cloth to replace assorted rags; absorbs 2x faster than rags for efficient cleanup.
Individually wrapped to increase hygiene and satisfaction, this soft two-ply tissue is designed to elevate the guest experience.
Designed to maintain the disinfectant concentration of your cleaning solution. It helps reduce the risk of cross-contamination caused by laundered towels and cloth rags.
Compact, touchless dispensing system that promotes hand hygiene.
Promote good hygiene with America’s #1 facial tissue.
Portable, pre-saturated wipe that kills bacteria on hard, non-porous, non-food contact surfaces.
Effective against the most common bacteria that can contaminate surfaces and cause infection.
Request a Virtual Hygiene Site Walk
Our experts are here to guide you every step of the way in choosing the right mix of products and solutions for your facility. With your request for a virtual hygiene walk, a Kimberly-Clark Professional Representative will contact you to schedule a phone call or video consultation to view your facility virtually.
• Identify key areas to consider hygiene upgrades
• Recommend the right mix of germ fighting solutions for your facility
• Share tips & best practices on communicating changes and gaining compliance