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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Face coverings to be mandatory at Hilton, Hyatt, IHG & Marriott Hotels in Canada and the U.S. as of next week

As many more cities, regions, businesses and such make face coverings mandatory we are now seeing major hotel chains join that movement. Marriott was the first out of the gate with news on Monday July 20th that they are making face coverings mandatory as of July 27 at all their U.S. and Canadian locations.


This announcement came on the heels of American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) making this recommendation the week prior. Masks do not have to be worn in your hotel room but for the most part are required in all indoor public places like lobbies, restaurants, bars, meeting spaces and so forth.

Image courtesy of Hyatt Hotels

Hyatt soon followed suit with their own announcement on Tuesday essentially mirroring what Marriott was doing by also making face coverings mandatory as of July 27 at all their locations in the U.S. and Canada.

Then it was IHG adding themselves to the list as of yesterday making face coverings mandatory also at their locations in the U.S. and Canada as of July 27.  There isn't any formal news from IHG about this however LoyaltyLobby appears to have confirmed it with IHG.

And finally today several sites are reporting that Hilton has also jumped into the fray that as of July 28th they will require face coverings at their U.S. locations only. I have reached out to our Hilton contact for confirmation and also posed the question if their Canadian locations will also have the requirement.

I did a quick check of some other chains like Accor, Best Western, Coast Hotels, Choice Hotels, Fairmont and Sandman Inn but none of these chains have revealed any news yet as to whether they will also put in place mandatory face covering requirements.

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