a breath of fresh air
We are known for our unique and individual interiors, but in these times designing the perfect indoor environment goes beyond what the eye can see. All Firmdale Hotels in London and New York yield the very best ventilation using innovative systems, making them feel as great as they look.
At every hotel, in every room, we have windows that open, some with doors onto a private terrace. With robust ventilation reducing the risk from aerosol transmission, our rooms are provided with 20-24 litres of fresh air per hour in a 24 hour period. Permanent extraction is exclusive to each room and a constant movement of air is sustained. The fresh air is filtered, heated and cooled to provide a constant supply at a suitable temperature.
Staying Safe at Firmdale Hotels, New York
As we all navigate the Covid-19 pandemic together, we have implemented even greater standards to all aspects of our operations in order to safely welcome back our guests and team members to our hotels.
We promise to continue to deliver our special style of personal service to ensure that each guest’s experience is one of comfort, safety and pleasure. We will tailor our offerings wherever possible and ensure that we deliver the highest standards of care.
In order to embrace the highest standards in accordance with government directives, Firmdale Hotels has a dedicated Group Health and Safety Manager who examines all risk assessments, standards of practice and equipment to ensure it is of the highest level to protect staff and guest safety.
OUR HYGIENE PARTNER
We have for many years partnered with Diversey, the global leader in hygiene solutions, which has specific expertise in hospitality. Harnessing over 95 years of experience and knowledge, Diversey has developed hospital grade cleaning technologies that save lives.
A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR GUESTS
Cleaning throughout the hotels will be even more frequent with an emphasis on high touch point areas, including the hotel entrance, restrooms, door handles, elevator buttons, counter tops and railings. Sanitizer and disposable masks will be available at reception. Contactless check-in will also be available if required.
The frequency of room cleaning will be tailored to guest’s individual movements and requirements. Bed linen, towels and guest laundry will be washed in accordance with the Centres for Disease Control guidelines.
Some room amenities may be reduced, but all will still be available on request. Room keys will be sanitized frequently and contactless hand sanitizers will be available in all public spaces.
Guest luggage will be sanitized following its handling by our team. In anticipation of individual guest preferences, hotel staff will not enter a guestroom unless specially requested.
The hotel gym will be available to vaccinated guests exclusively. It must be booked in advance and will be fully sanitized after each session.
Strict protocols are in place for staff in our kitchens, restaurants, room service, bar and private event spaces. All staff will sanitize their hands prior to serving or touching food.
In line with Mayor De Blasio’s executive order, we will ask those guests dining in our restaurants and bars or utilizing our Drawing Room for proof of vaccination. Guests who are not vaccinated are still welcome to order room service. Proof of vaccination means proof of receipt of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use or licensed for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Guests will also be required to present photo ID with their proof of vaccination.
LOOKING AFTER OUR TEAM
We are doing everything we can to ensure our valued hotel team is taking every precaution to ensure a safe working environment. They will be required to take increased, frequent breaks to wash and sanitize their hands and will be provided with disposable masks and gloves, which will be changed during shifts.
Temperature checks will be taken from team members twice a day and actioned accordingly. Medical teams and doctors are on standby should a guest or staff member be detected with a positive sign of COVID-19. Detailed hotel training is in place in case of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis where a guest or team member requires quarantine.
Detailed cleaning Standards of Practice and checklists in all areas will be followed and closely monitored. There will be a strictly timed procedure for deliveries and staff will be protected with the correct Personal Protection Equipment. All deliveries will be decanted and sterilized prior to use. All suppliers are continuously vetted to ensure operating procedures and standards are in accordance with our own.
We are available at all times to answer any questions you may have regarding hygiene and safety.
Thank you for your continued support.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Firmdale Hotels, New York.