Holiday Inn Express Stockport has reopened its doors to all customers, after being operational for keyworkers only, since April.
The hotel, on Station Road, has been open throughout the coronavirus pandemic for those carrying out essential work including employees from the NHS, police force and PPE manufacturing firms.
But from Monday 8th July it will be fully open to all guests for overnight bookings offering the same great service as before just in a slightly different way. The hotel will also still offer food and beverage to hotel residents.
To ensure the highest level of safety and reassurance to all guests, a number of important measures have been introduced across the hotel during this period and will now remain in place inline with government guidance and IHG’s policy Way of Clean.
These include stringent safe distancing procedures, extensive staff training, the provision of PPE for the hotel team, the introduction of hand sanitisation points and enhanced cleaning regimes. The Holiday Inn Express Stockport has also reopened with a revised check-in processes to minimise contact, including contactless payment.
Carl Butterworth, General Manager at the hotel (pictured), said:
Throughout the lockdown, we have been immensely proud to play a part in supporting the nation’s key workers, providing a safe place for them to stay and rest, during such difficult times.
“During this time, we have put in place strict policies such as deep cleaning between residents’ stays and adapting our check-in and check-out procedures to protect key workers and our employees and of course, these measures will continue as we welcome back the wider public.
“We are really pleased to be reopening our doors and, as well as thanking the nation’s key workers for their heroic work over the last few months, we would also like to reassure guests that their health and safety is our top priority at all times.
The hotel is one of 70 UK properties operated by hotel management company Interstate Hotels & Resorts International.
Nicholas Northam, Executive Vice President – International at Interstate, said:
There is no doubting that these have been tremendously difficult times and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the NHS staff and key workers who have played such a large part in managing the crisis. We are proud to have played a role supporting them by providing accommodation when it was needed in a safe and welcoming environment.
“We are confident we have the highest possible measures in place to ensure our customers feel reassured and comfortable and we are very much looking forward to seeing them again.”