COVID Safety

As we welcome you, our valued guest, to our establishments, Hotel Arts Group has implemented a number of new protocols to ensure the safety of everyone, while maintaining our full service model.

All Artisans (staff) are temperature checked and asked to report any potential symptoms prior to beginning their scheduled shift. Hotel Arts is limiting the number of staff present on property by asking only those scheduled to work be on property.

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS UPDATE

Hotel Arts remains open for business to all hotel guests!  Please note, as per the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 public health requirements, effective on Monday September 20th, 2021, in order to provide in-person Food & Beverage Service, Meetings and Events, and for hotel guest access to our swimming pool and fitness centre, guests and/or attendees must be prepared to show proof of vaccination, negative test results, or vaccination exemption documents.  Room service will be available to those guests unable to provide this documentation.  Masks will remain mandatory in all public areas of the hotel.  For updated Government of Alberta COVID-19 public health actions click here.

HOTEL GUESTS & VISITORS

We advise guests experiencing the following symptoms (however mild) from visiting venues in the Hotel Arts Group if:

They are ill or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms including:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat

Or if:

  • They, or anyone in their household, has travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days
  • They, or anyone in their household, has been in close contact with a confirmed or possible case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • They are currently being investigated for a suspected case of COVID-19
  • They are currently required by Alberta Health Services to isolate or be in quarantine

If at any time throughout a guest’s stay or visit, they develop any COVID-19 symptoms, not attributed to pre-existing conditions, they are asked to remain in their room and advise a staff member immediately.

We always ask our guests to please maintain two-metre physical distancing and follow all signage, wayfinding, and traffic routes as well as any other posted instructions.

GUESTROOMS

With the safety and comfort of our guests as a top priority, we have implemented these enhanced protocols so you can fully relax in our luxury accommodations.

REDUCTION OF CONTACT WITH OBJECTS

Non-essential objects with high-contact from guests and Artisans (staff) such as notepads, pens, and magazines have been removed from guestrooms. Additional hygiene protocols for handling towels, cloth napkins and other linens have been implemented.

A laminated Hotel information page has been placed in all guestrooms and room service menus are now accessible via QR code.

HOUSEKEEPING
  • All housekeeping staff wear a mask and gloves at all times while servicing a guestroom
  • 100-point checklist implemented for all guestroom cleaning
  • Turndown service is provided as usual, unless service is declined by guest
  • Hospital-grade cleaning products (with a Canadian Drug Identification Number) are used for guestroom cleaning
  • Notepads, pens, magazines, menus, glassware, and decorative pillows have been removed from guestrooms, and are delivered upon request
  • Extra linens and amenities are delivered in bags upon request
  • Coffee mugs have been replaced with pre-wrapped disposable alternatives

EVENTS

Wellness and safety is our number one priority and we look forward to providing a safe and hygienic environment to frame and support your event. Rest assured, risk management will be top of mind.

Our Events team is accustomed to working creatively with individual scenarios. Starting with your concept, we do careful research, consider the role our professional partnerships could play, and develop our innovative approaches to implement safe events in accordance with local government and healthy authority regulations.

Connect with your Event Manager to learn how we are going above and beyond to innovate and keep attendees safe.

COR CERTIFIED

Hotel Arts Group is COR certified, meaning we are always up-to-date with health and safety policies and certifications, and are fully committed to ensuring all risks are carefully considered.

HOTEL GUEST ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

Upon arrival, guests can be reassured that they will be taken care of in a safe and welcoming environment. We have introduced new and enhanced health and safety protocols to our full-service model, so guests can safely enjoy the luxury of Hotel Arts.

Event though our Artisans (staff) will all be wearing face masks, you’ll see their enthusiastic smiles through their eyes. After each service performed by Guest Services or Front Desk agents, all contact areas such as bell carts, guest keys, payment machines, service tables, chairs, armrests, seat bases are disinfected. Artisan (staff) gloves are changed after every interaction.

VALET

When providing Valet service, Guest Service Agents wear masks and fresh gloves for every vehicle. All vehicle touch points are sanitized when returning vehicles to guests.

CHECK-IN | CHECK-OUT

Our Artisans (staff) are delighted to welcome you to Hotel Arts and are adhering to the following protocols to make your check-in experience safe and comforting.

  • All front of house employees will be wearing face coverings
  • All guestrooms keys are thoroughly sanitized before use
  • ‘Souvenir’ style keychains that can be used to push buttons and pull down door handles (touchless keychains) can be purchased for $5.00
  • Disposable mask available for purchase for $2.00
  • Plastic shields at the Front Desk have been installed to reduce direct contact with guests
  • Identification is not exchanged; it is validated at a distance. Guests are asked to hold up ID through plastic shield for agents to view
  • Credit Card readers have been positioned so guests can swipe their own credit cards without touching the machine
  • Credit/Debit payments are preferred, however, cash will be accepted as payment upon departure
  • Guest-use pens are cleaned and disinfected after each use
  • Contactless checkout is available, with folios emailed automatically to guests. Guests are invited to leave room keys in their room or in the drop-box on the front desk
  • Luggage assistance is not automatically provided, guests are first asked if they would like assistance removing luggage from vehicles or delivering luggage to their rooms
  • Guest Service Agents use gloves when handling guest items. Gloves are changed after every interaction
  • Guest vehicles may remain on the front drive while checking in, keys will not be held by Guest Service Agents unless they require valet service
  • Commuter bikes are cleaned and sanitized daily and after each use (available seasonally)
  • Constant sanitation of bell carts, public seating, doors, elevators, and high touch surfaces takes place
  • This Ride is for Two: We invite all our guests to keep the physical distancing protocols in the elevators, and use is for only two guests at a time
  • If delivering luggage to a room, Guest Service Agents ride in a separate elevator from guests
  • All furniture in the lobby has two-metre distancing

RESTAURANTS

Effective Friday, April 9th at noon, the Alberta Government has mandated the temporary closure indoor dining at all restaurants, bars, and lounges. Yellow Door Bistro in Hotel Arts and Oxbow in Hotel Arts Kensington are closed for indoor dining during this period. Room Service is available for breakfast between the hours of 7am – 10am, and for dinner from 4pm – 8pm. Dining is available on our Poolside Patio during this period.  We will continue to observe all COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of everyone.

POOLSIDE BY HOTEL ARTS

Our Pool and Poolside Patio are currently open and available for swimming (by a single household at a time) and for dining on the heat, covered, outdoor patio.

Hotel Arts remains open for business to all hotel guests! Please note, as per the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 public health requirements, effective on Monday September 20th, in order to provide in-person Food & Beverage Service, Meetings and Events, and for hotel guest access to our swimming pool and fitness centre, guests and/or attendees must be prepared to show proof of vaccination, negative test results, or vaccination exemption documents. Room service will be available to those guests unable to provide this documentation. Masks will remain mandatory in all public areas of the hotel.
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