Radisson Hotel Group receives Safehotels certification

The Radisson Martinique on Broadway in New York. Photo credit: Radisson Hotel Group (The criteria for the certification consists of more than 220 elements and touch on processes, equipment, training and crisis management.)

Safehotels has certified Radisson Hotel Group's managed portfolio in the United States.

Safehotels is an independent hotel safety and security certification company with an international reach. This certification, based on the Global Hotel Security Standard, is recognized by hotel and travel associations, the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction and major insurance brokers.

The criteria for the certification consists of more than 220 elements, which are organized within six sections: a hotel property safety and security walkthrough; process, training and organization; security equipment; fire equipment; fire training; and crisis management.   

“We are thrilled to announce our managed portfolio of hotels in the United States have been certified by Safehotels,” Ken Greene, president, Americas at Radisson Hotel Group, said in a statement. “The safety and security of our guests have always been our top priority and now that we have received this certification from a respected global company, we want everyone that visits our hotels to have peace of mind and enjoy a carefree stay.”

Maintaining a Safehotels certification is an ongoing process because each property must be recertified each year. Safehotels is currently active in more than 60 countries and 160 cities. Along with receiving a Safehotels certification for its managed portfolio in the Americas, Radisson Hotel Group already has more than 231 hotels certified globally and growing.

“Our intensive certification process not only increases the level of safety and security at a property, it also enhances the guest experience by providing reassurance for both guests and employees at each hotel,” Joachim Torngard, CEO at Safehotels, said in a statement. “Staying at a Safehotels certified property is especially valued by corporate and government clients around the world who want to apply the highest level of safety for their organization’s travelers.”