Welcome to the new high end travel-normal. A luxury five star hotel in Dubai has put age restrictions on in-house guests in an attempt to stop the spread of Covid-19.
The Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai has amped up their sanitation measures in accordance with the Dubai Health authority an introduced a list of 20 new hygiene measures.
Is this what to expect from all high end five star hotels from now?
In Dubai at Palazzo Versace, they now have no-contact check-in, keyless contact for room access, sanitation of luggage and mobile ordering services in all restaurants.
Palazzo Versace have created a sanitising tunnel for guests to enter upon arrival (it is unclear what these involve), and intend to create 5 more.
Gone is valet parking, as is the luxe silver wear, it is all disposable crockery for Versace guests for now.
There will be no buffets at any time of day until further notice in restaurants, and bars and live entertainment is closed.
The kitchen staff are at 30% capacity of what they usually are, to enforce social distancing, and therefore menus are reduced. All staff have their temperature checked before starting work.
Kids 0-12 are not welcome and neither is anyone over the age of 60.
Payment for anything at the hotel is preferable online or via tap and go.
High powered steam cleaners are now used for all rooms including bedding headboards, mattresses, curtains, tables, floors and so on after all departures.
A misting machine is used regularly for sanitising all touch points.
This is the first hotel who have publicly released their hygiene standards and regulations since Covid-19 became part of global life.