Aimbridge secures health safety rating for 96 hotels

Aimbridge Hospitality manages the new Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Chicago Medical/University District. Photo credit: Aimbridge Hospitality (Hyatt Place Hyatt House Chicago)

Third-party hotel management company Aimbridge Hospitality has earned the Well Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Maintenance at an initial 96 hotels across North America. The company has enrolled an additional 209 hotels to pursue the rating, bringing the total number of its properties in the program to 305 initially, with the goal to grow the number of enrolled hotels.

The achievement is the first major milestone of a larger engagement with the International Well Building Institute to advance health and safety in the hospitality sector, address the challenges and expectations presented by COVID-19, and create healthier and safer environments for guests and associates now and in the future, according to the company.

“While the hospitality sector has been dealt an undeniable blow by the global COVID-19 pandemic, it is companies like Aimbridge Hospitality that are charting the path towards a sustainable and equitable recovery and demonstrating outstanding leadership in advancing people’s health, safety and well-being,” said IWBI President and CEO Rachel Hodgdon. “The Well Health-Safety seal is a mark that signals to guests and employees that evidence-based protocols grounded in science have been adopted at the property and verified by a third party. We are excited to celebrate this achievement with Aimbridge Hospitality as it prioritizes the health of their guests and employees and provides leadership to the industry and the many communities its properties serve.”

The Well Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all facility types that measures five categories: cleaning and sanitization procedures; emergency preparedness programs; health service resources; air- and water-quality management; and stakeholder engagement and communications. The rating empowers owners and operators across large and small businesses alike to take the necessary steps to prioritize the health and safety of their staff, visitors, and stakeholders.

Aimbridge participated in the IWBI advisory established in 2020 to shape the Well Health-Safety Rating for hotels and resorts.