Sri Lanka chain says its hotel first in India to get Bureau Veritas nod for Covid-19 safety

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Aitken Spence said its Turyaa Chennai hotel was the first resort in India to get certified for health and safety by Bureau Veritas, a Swiss-based standard certification and inspection body.

“The verification encompassed its extensive health and safety measures and enhanced protocols introduced at the outset of the global outbreak of COVID-19,” the Aitken Spence said.

“The process examined all operational aspects of the hotel from guest, staff and supplier touch points to awareness creation and information dissemination.

The 140-room hotel is in Chennai’s IT corridor.

Turyaa Chennai and Aitken Spence properties in Sri Lanka, Maldives and Oman had devised a risk management procedure for COVID-19.

“The certification criteria are based on policies, procedures and resources implemented by the hotel to manage the hygiene and social distancing risks in the current context,” the company said.

“The assessment and disclosures were completed in accordance with applicable standards to testing, certification and inspection of businesses.”

Aitken Spence operates 23 hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka, Maldives, Oman and India under its Heritance, Adaaran and Turyaa brands. (Colombo/July28/2020)