Why Apart Hotels Are One of the Safest Options During Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has been an extremely challenging situation for us all in some way or another. When it comes to tourism and hospitality, it has effectively forced society to put plans that we love doing on hold. In recent months, it has become clear that we must learn to adapt to the virus and the restrictions that it has placed on us. As long as the guidance permits, taking a break away from home is vital in recharging your batteries and allowing you to explore a new destination.

At The Richmond, we know how important hospitality is to our guests, and we know that this industry is well placed to ensure the wellbeing of tourists from all over the land. Hotels are fully capable of providing an environment that is free of transmission but for greater ease of mind, apart hotels go the extra mile when it comes to privacy and safety. Today, we’re going to talk about some of the brilliant reasons that make apart-hotels one of the safest forms of accommodation during the current crisis.

Self-Contained Units

The self-contained aspect of an apart hotel has always been one of the key benefits for this type of accommodation. It means that you can enjoy greater privacy and security. After all, they are largely designed to make sure that your experience feels like a home away from home. In the Covid world, this is even more beneficial as it reduces the likelihood of you coming into contact with a stranger. You can come and go as you please and don’t have to worry about being hounded. The aparthotel experience is very much focussed on providing you with everything you need to enjoy your homely stay without bother. Even key workers, such as NSH staff, have chosen to live in apart-hotels in recent months to separate themselves from possibly infecting vulnerable members of their household.

Spacious Living

We know that one of the critical measures in combatting the coronavirus is social distancing. The virus can spread from one person to another in several ways, including respiratory droplets and contaminated services. Social distancing is the act of limiting the contact you have with another person, especially someone from another household, thus reducing the possibility of becoming infected. By physically touching other people less, avoiding touchpoints such as handles and keypads, and maintaining a 6ft distance, there is a reduced chance of catching the disease. Even in living with another person, following these measures can reduce your risk. Apart hotels are the very definition of spacious living. Each room area is considerably large than that of a comparable room in a hotel. As a result, there’s much more space for you and others to relax, eat and sleep without being too close to each other, plus there’s also the benefit of greater ventilation.

Cook for Yourself

Apart-hotels typically provide you with most of what you need to make a delicious meal for lunch, dinner or supper. While you shouldn’t expect the full kitchen works that you have access to at home, you will usually be able to use things like a stove, oven, crockery sets, and so on. Again, apart-hotels are built to allow you to mimic the home experience. Eating out can be a confusing and uncertain experience in the current climate. As well as an increased risk of coming into contact with infected people or surfaces, you must follow rules such as mask-wearing and contact tracing, and the regulations are ever-changing which means that dining establishments may close at any short notice. Cooking and eating in your own environment is extremely safe, and apart-hotels allow you to do just that.

Better Remote Working

Working from home has become a necessary choice for many people over the last few months, at least for those who are able to do so. It’s been deemed that shutting down offices reduces the chance of transmission so long as the work can be performed at home. While working from home has its benefit, at some point you may wish to book a short stay at an apart-hotel instead. Apart hotels can offer you a quiet and peaceful place to work, especially if your house is filled with distractions. It’s also a good opportunity to simply refresh your working environment and in some cases, you may have access to better facilities than you’re used to at home, such as faster internet speeds or printing services. With an apart-hotel, you will benefit from a private and quiet place with minimal contact with others.

Steps We’ve Taken at the Richmond

The health and safety of all our guests and staff is of the utmost importance to us. Our Liverpool apart hotel is still open and we have implemented several measures designed to keep you safe. We are committed to creating a Covid-Secure environment, which follows the latest government and public health guidance, while maintaining the exceptional quality of service and hospitality that you have come to expect from us. Before you visit us, please read our Covid-19 Policy to find out how you can work with us to keep yourself, other guests and our staff safe from coming into contact with the virus.

In summary, here are some of the measures that we now have in place to mitigate the risk of transmission:

  • Extensive cleaning regime and regular sanitising
  • Bedrooms will be left vacant for at least 24 hours
  • Items such as pens, pads and menus have been replaced with a Hotel App
  • Screens have been installed
  • One-way systems and social distancing markings
  • Takeaway Grab and Go Breakfast is available
  • Room Service can be ordered on our Hotel App
  • Keys should be left in a collection box when checking out

We look forward to welcoming you at The Richmond more than ever before. Please visit our bookings page to see what rooms and dates are available.