CHICAGO– Claridge House, in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast, reopened after a temporary closure due to travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The hotel, managed by CoralTree Hospitality, reopened with enhanced health and safety protocols as outlined in the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s (AHLA) Safe Stay industry-wide initiative.
“It’s great to welcome guests back to Claridge House,” said Colin Challender, hotel manager. “Over the last few months, we’ve focused our efforts on enhancing all health and safety protocols at the hotel. As individuals begin to travel again, we hope the intimate, neighborhood feel of Claridge House will be a draw for guests interested in a charming hotel in the middle of the city.”
Recently recognized as one of the top 10 city hotels in Chicago by Travel + Leisure, the 165-room property provides comfort and convenience for travelers with larger, residential-style rooms and pet-friendly accommodations. Claridge House is a short walk from Oak Street Beach, the Magnificent Mile, John Hancock, Lincoln Park Zoo, the shores of Lake Michigan and all of the luxury shopping and dining options found along Michigan Avenue.
Claridge House has partnered with Ecolab and AHLA to conduct a comprehensive review and enhancement of all existing high standards of service and care for a safe and comfortable stay at all properties. The AHLA Safe Stay industry-wide initiative was developed with leaders representing all segments of the hotel industry and in conjunction with public health experts, to advance best practices for protecting against coronavirus. Safe Stay seeks to change hotel industry norms, behaviors and standards to ensure both hotel guests and employee are confident in the cleanliness and safety of hotels.
The hotel’s enhanced safety protocols include low-to-touchless contact transactions, heightened high touch point disinfection procedures, physical distancing, PPE for employees, hand sanitizer stations throughout the property and more.