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More Room for Fun at Now Sapphire



Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun sits in a prime area, not too far from the airport with an ideal beachfront location.

Part of the AMResorts collection, this property appeals to couples, families and groups of friends. With the recent renovations, there are now even more ways to have fun at the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun.

Starting with the accommodations, there now 62 new rooms in five room categories: Preferred Club Master Suite Beach Front Swim Out, Preferred Club Master Suite Ocean Front, Preferred Club Junior Suite Beach Front Swim Out, Preferred Club Family Junior Suite Tropical View and Family Junior Suite Tropical View.

On top of these new rooms, all the suites on the property have been refreshed with modern décor. Whether guests choose to enjoy the new swim-out rooms facing the ocean or any of the other categories, they’ll get to enjoy the renewed design.

In addition to the fresh new accommodations, there are also new activities available for all ages to enjoy. The family will be able to create lasting memories together, and water lovers will be especially excited about these new happenings.

There is a water park with waterslides available for both children and adults to use. Families can spend hours in this area splashing around in the sun. For the younger kids in the group, the Explorer’s Club has a new splash park with smaller slides and other aquatic experiences.

The renovation also brought with it a new beachfront wedding venue—a beautiful terrace that holds up to 120 people. It’s both intimate enough to hold a small party and large enough to accommodate a bigger group of friends and family.

PHOTO: Pool views at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun. (photo via AMResorts)

Last but not least is the enhanced fitness center. The gym has new facilities for guests interested in keeping up with their workout routines while on vacation. There’s also now an exclusive yoga room with air conditioning.

From the rooms and water park to the wedding venue and gym, this resort is now better than ever. Check it out during your next trip to Puerto Morelos and be among the first visitors to experience the new look of unlimited-luxury.

Visit the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun website to learn more about this newly renovated property.

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How Will the US Hotel Experience Change Post COVID-19?



As hotel occupancy ticks up ever so slightly, the lodging industry is putting new standards in place to enhance cleaning and ensure guest safety.

One organization working overtime to make sure that these new measures are clear and communicated effectively to the public is the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), which has created Safe Stay guidelines for the industry.

“Safe Stay was developed specifically to ensure enhanced safety for hotels guests and employees. While hotels have always employed demanding cleaning standards, this new initiative will ensure greater transparency and confidence throughout the entire hotel experience,” said Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AHLA. “The industry’s enhanced hotel cleaning practices, social interactions, and workplace protocols will continue to evolve to meet the new health and safety challenges and expectations presented by COVID-19.”

PHOTO: A person disinfecting a surface in their home. (photo via BrianAJackson/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

Travelers in states where shelter in place and stay at home orders have been lifted may be looking to travel and stay in a hotel soon. What will that look like in the “new normal?”

Hygiene will be the number one priority. The Safe Stay guidelines promote frequent handwashing for employees, hand sanitizer dispensers, signage, instructions for mask-wearing and more.

Major hotel brands have launched their own programs, too, partnering with brands such as Clorox and Lysol and the Mayo Clinic.

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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats.

Hilton CleanStay was launched in partnership with the makers of Lysol as well as the Mayo Clinic. Marriott announced a Global Cleanliness Council, a panel of experts on everything from food and water safety, infection prevention and hygiene, and hotel operations.

Visitors will have a much more contact-less experience when they visit properties while maintaining social distancing guidelines and new standards of cleanliness.

Hilton will have a CleanStay room seal on guestroom doors and guests will no longer find shared amenities such as pens and paper in the room and room directories will be made digital.

Travelers are also likely to find keyless entry to rooms and disinfecting wipes for touching elevator buttons. Room service menus and ordering will likely be done on mobile apps.

Guests should also arrive expecting to self park their vehicles. Resorts such as Omni have limited valet services and instituted social distancing protocols where self-parking is unavailable.

There will also be limits on the number of people allowed to congregate in different areas with limited seating in lobbies, bars and restaurants in order to observe social distancing guidelines. The days of buffet dining may also be a thing of the past. AHLA guidelines say that room service should use contactless delivery and that buffets should be limited and served by an attendant in personal protective equipment. Pre-packaged and grab and go options are encouraged.

Guests may have to plan out their visits to the gym. Expect fitness centers to close multiple times per day for cleaning as well as socially distanced pool areas with lounge chairs six feet apart.

Behind the scenes there will be new cleaning technologies utilized.

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PHOTO: Marriott International’s new cleaning protocols. (photo via Marriott International Media)

One example is Marriott’s deployment of electrostatic sprayers and the use of the highest-grade disinfectant products. Electrostatic cleaning really gives a deep clean to surfaces, the spraying is a method where a device is used to apply an electric charge to a disinfectant, enabling the disinfectant to more effectively cover a surface than traditional cleaning methods.

One of the aspects of hotel stays that remains unknown is how many properties will institute temperature checks but travelers should expect the practice may become quite common.

The Venetian in Las Vegas said that it will use thermal scanners at entry points for a non-invasive temperature check.

Many properties will screen the health of their employees and include temperature checks.

Caesars Entertainment said that it will institute health screenings for all employees that include taking temperatures and COVID-19 testing.

While most hotel guidelines call for near-constant cleaning and disinfecting, travelers can also do their part.

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PHOTO: Cleaning your hotel room. (photo courtesy fizkes/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

Hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer should be frequent when traveling. Many properties plan to provide face masks and disinfectant wipes, but it doesn’t hurt to bring your own and wipe down surfaces, doorknobs and buttons.

Wearing a face mask is also recommended to protect both you and those around you.

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