Deutsche Hospitality is introducing a free national testing strategy for hotel employees. The project will be launched over the next two weeks.
Deutsche Hospitality plans to introduce free rapid tests for all of its frontline staff. A weekly nasal swab or saliva sample test will be offered to approximately 3,500 employees working for the group's brands represented in Germany - Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts, MAXX by Steigenberger, Jaz in the City and IntercityHotel. The tests will be available to hotel guests at the reception desk if they wish. All tests used will be in accordance with the standards of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute and will be certified by the institute.
We have been continuously developing our hygiene and safety concepts since the beginning of the pandemic. We have arranged for independent checks and have made improvements and adjustments. The issue regarding the rapid tests was to examine whether and how quickly we could make them available to our guests and employees at the hotels. Now that the tests have been certified by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute, we are in a position to roll out our testing strategy, starting with Germany. The aim is to test every member of staff at the hotels once a week. There will be no cost to our colleagues, and both they and the guests will be provided with maximum protection and transparency.
Marcus Bernhardt, CEO of Deutsche Hospitality