June 12, 2020 – BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Guests at the iconic sister properties, Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills and The Beverly Hilton, will soon see advanced, hospital-grade cleaning measures put in place to ensure guest and team member health and safety remains the top priority.
In addition to the new Hilton CleanStay™ with Lysol protection program, Oasis West Realty LLC, parent company of the two award-winning properties, has contracted International SOS/Corporate Medical Advisors, the world’s leading medical and security services company, to develop a bespoke safety plan including advanced technology that will roll out at both Beverly Hills properties. The hotel team worked swiftly to create a lower-risk environment and established a robust training plan within a matter of weeks.
“The health and safety of our loyal guests and dedicated team members has always been, and will always be, our number one priority. We are proud to invest in these enhanced disinfection measures across our properties to ensure we continue to keep everyone well,” said Beny Alagem, CEO of Oasis West Realty LLC. “As we begin to travel again, whether that’s locally, nationally or internationally, guests can rest assured they will find a safe haven at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills and The Beverly Hilton. We are deeply grateful to our ever-willing team members for working diligently and quickly implement these new protocols.”
At the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Beny Alagem assembled a small group of leaders from his iconic hotels to curate the best practices and technologies available to set the new standard of clean for the hotels’ guests. The Mission was to find the best hospital grade disinfecting technology and the healthiest cleaning solutions to protect the team members and guests. All cleaning protocols were developed in partnership with these companies’ scientists and the International SOS team to insure proper usage and effective dose.
- Xenex UV Robots: The standard of care in more than 500 hospitals, the Xenex LightStrike Robot will be deployed in both hotels. Once a housekeeper completes cleaning, this germ zapping device, confirmed effective against SARS-COV-2, will be the last visitor in the hotel guest room. The UV Robots will run for 8-10 minutes in each guest room and once complete, housekeeping and the UV handler will seal the room with a Hilton CleanStay™ with Lysol protection seal. Xenex UV robots will also be used in public restrooms, elevators, kitchens, meeting rooms, and to disinfect luggage. The Xenex UV Robots have long been used in hospitals such as Mayo Clinic, Stanford and HonorHealth, and deliver up to 4,300x more germicidal UV pathogen killing intensity than UV-c mercury vapor.
- Emist, electrostatic sprayers: The Emist disinfectant sprayers are eight times more effective than using typical spraying devices and will be used in all guest rooms and public areas. Like the old saying, opposites attract, these spray devices apply an electrical charge to the fine mist they spray. These “super-charged” droplets of disinfectant seek out a neutral or oppositely charge surface to attach. Like stubborn lint on a fine wool sweater, the disinfectant clings on the surface so it can work its magic. Because of the electrostatic charge, droplets wrap around surfaces providing an even, consistent surface coverage.
- Pathosans: The environmentally responsible LEED and Green Seal approved cleaner and disinfectant, Pathosans, will be used across the properties to effectively remove and destroy pathogens. The water-based, scentless solution has been proved to reduce the presence of many dangerous pathogens, including Coronavirus.
The two hotels will also apply all of Hilton’s CleanStay™ with Lysol protection protocols incorporating current and future hygiene standards such as: the CleanStay room seal to indicate a guest room has not been accessed since being cleaned, extra disinfection of high-touch areas in rooms, guest-accessible disinfecting Lysol wipes, enhanced cleaning for fitness centers, reduced paper amenities, contactless check-in and check-out with Digital Key, markers to indicate safe distancing, boosted cleaning frequency of public areas and disinfecting in high-traffic areas.
About Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts’ first new build on the West Coast and second California property, joining the legendary Waldorf Astoria portfolio of now 31 hotels and resorts. The hotel’s 119 deluxe rooms and 51 suites are part of a world-class, Art Deco-influenced design created by renowned interior design firm Pierre-Yves Rochon, Inc. (PYR). World-class dining can be discovered at the hotel with three venues created by the legendary French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten: the elegant Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, the chef’s signature restaurant, as well as The Rooftop by JG and Jean-Georges Beverly Hills Bar. Relax at the on-site award-winning La Prairie Spa, the only one in Southern California, and enjoy an array of signature services and nourishing treatments. The hotel also features a stunning rooftop pool with 360-degree views of the city and private cabanas, plus 6,300 square feet of meeting spaces, perfect for social events, corporate meetings or gala celebrations.
The property won the Forbes Five-Star Award in 2018, 2019, and 2020, was ranked in the Conde Nast Traveler 2017, 2018, and 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards as a Top Hotel in Los Angeles, and was named best new hotel on the 2018 Travel + Leisure It List, 2018 and 2019 Travel + Leisure “World’s Best” Awards, and by U.S. News and World Report. La Prairie Spa at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is also a Forbes 5-Star award recipient, and the Jean-Georges Beverly Hills is a Forbes 4-Star recipient. For more information, visit www.waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com.
About The Beverly Hilton
Opened in 1955 by distinguished hotelier Conrad Hilton, The Beverly Hilton, a Forbes Four-Star hotel, combines the excitement and entertainment of Hollywood with the prestige of Beverly Hills. Nestled at the crossroads of the iconic Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, the 566-room hotel features 101 suites including nine private luxury suites within The Penthouse Collection. With more than 60,000 square feet of indoor and open-air event space, The Beverly Hilton boasts the most technologically advanced meeting space of its kind in the country. The hotel’s renowned International Ballroom plays host to glamorous annual events including the Golden Globe Awards Show, Oscar Nominee Luncheon, Pre- Grammy Gala, and the Milken Institute’s Global Conference. The legendary Aqua Star Pool is Beverly Hills’ largest pool and is the setting for numerous recognizable photo shoots. Circa 55 restaurant entices guests with locally-sourced cuisine in a stylish setting overlooking the pool. For more information, please visit www.beverlyhilton.com or call 310.274.7777.
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 32 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to personal service and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver graceful service from the moment a guest books through checkout. In addition to the brand’s renowned hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a best-in-class residential portfolio, including 18 properties either open or in development, that provide the comfort of a private home combined with the unsurpassed amenities and legendary service of Waldorf Astoria. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn about the brand by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/waldorfastoria, and follow Waldorf Astoria on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,100 properties with more than 977,000 rooms, in 118 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2019 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 106 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.