Beekeeper, Whispr launch COVID-19 cleaning app

Beekeeper and Whispr launched a new app that gives housekeepers step-by-step cleaning instructions in line with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for COVID-19. Hotels can activate the “Cleaning Task Lists” by Whispr app for free if they are already Beekeeper users.

“We are extremely proud of our innovation partner, Whispr, for designing an app that will enable hotels to be truly responsive to the virus and lessen its impact on the property, staff and guests,” Andrada Paraschiv, Beekeeper’s head of hospitality, said in a statement. “Because our core products are integrated, any hotel using the Beekeeper operational communication platform can upload the ‘Cleaning Task Lists’ by Whispr app in minutes. The app includes a real-time dashboard showing each room’s availability as it is made Covid Clean.”

Click here for all of Hotel Management's COVID-19 coverage

The app is being used by Marriott International and Hilton properties in certain parts of the United States. Beekeeper expects to extend it to further properties in Ireland, Germany, the U.K. and China next week.

“There are lots of small steps hoteliers can take to help combat this virus, but it means mobilizing your team and that’s often the hardest part,” Hugh O’Flanagan, Whispr CEO, said in a statement. “Now, hospitality businesses can roll out ‘Covid Clean’ to their teams and ensure they are following CDC guidelines. At the heart of this initiative is worker augmentation—giving housekeepers the right information they need at the right moment and in the right way.