Deutsche Hospitality has said it will reopen many of its Steigenberger Hotel and Resorts properties in Germany before the end of May.
CEO Thomas Willms said: “We have been trialling and revising a new hygiene concept on an ongoing basis over the past few weeks.. final tweaks are being made in order to ensure that the best possible preparations are in place as we get ready to reopen. The whole of the Deutsche Hospitality team is eagerly looking forward to opening our doors to guests once more.”
The brand’s hotels in in Bad Homburg, Bad Neuenahr, Bad Pyrmont, Petersberg, Braunschweig, Bremen, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Heringsdorf, Jena, Cologne, Leipzig and Zingst are set to reopen on 25 May.
These will be followed by the Steigenberger Inselhotel in Constance on 29 May, the Steigenberger Hotel in Munich on 30 May, the Steigenberger Hotel Dortmund on 8 June, and the Steigenberger Hotel Bad Wörishofen on 10 June. A further batch of hotels in the group will reopen on 1 July.
The Steigenberger Hotel Treudelberg Hamburg already opened in recent days, and three more properties – the Steigenberger Berlin Kanzleramt, the Steigenberger Airport Hotel Frankfurt and the Steigenberger Airport Hotel Amsterdam – actually remained open during the lockdown period to accommodate auxiliary staff, crisis team members and guests undertaking urgent business travel.
The group has published a series of enhanced cleaning and hygiene measures here, including mandatory face masks for guests and employees, sanitiser dispensers in public areas and toilets, social distancing markings, and regular disinfection of contact surfaces.
Gym and spa facilities will remain closed until further notice, as will restaurant buffets.