Rex Hotel Saigon receives Safe Destination Certification

May 01, 2020 | 07:16
In addition to being certified as one of Ho Chi Minh City's safe destinations, Rex Hotel Saigon also offers an exclusive teleconference package this May.
rex hotel saigon receives safe destination certification
Rex Hotel Saigon receives Safe Destination Certification

The positive signs that the disease is well under control by the government have brought opportunities for businesses in some industries to resume operations. However, to be able to operate again, businesses must meet strict criteria to ensure safety for customers and employees alike.

The set of criteria for assessing safety in preventing and fighting against COVID-19 for food and beverage service providers in Ho Chi Minh City was issued on April 23 by the city Steering Committee for Epidemic Prevention of COVID-19. The set of evaluation criteria includes 10 components, with a 10-point scale (10 points being the highest total safety level.

The criteria include the following details: a document testifying the origin of the raw materials with invoices detailing the area the goods have been imported from, certifications that food preservation and processing tools comply with food safety and hygiene standards. Additionally, establishments have to be kitted out with tools to prevent insects and adequate sanitation facilities for employees directly processing food and have to arrange dining areas that ensure safe distance between people. They also need to provide antiseptic hand sanitiser, perform regular disinfection, and keep utensils clean. All employees have to wear masks and have their body temperature needs to be measured before entering the workplace.

The inspection board inspects businesses in Ho Chi Minh City to score them and decide to permit reopening, including Rex Hotel Saigon.

In addition to implementing the disease prevention measures issued by the prime minister, the Ho Chi Minh City Management Board, and Saigontourist Group, Rex Hotel Saigon also applies additional measures of disinfection for all meeting and conference rooms, bedrooms, and restaurants before and after guests use the service. With all of these measures, Rex Hotel Saigon has met all 10 component criteria and has been assessed by the inspection team with the highest score to become a safe destination for guests during these sensitive times, bringing confidence and peace of mind to any guest.

rex hotel saigon receives safe destination certification
This May, Rex Hotel Saigon offers the guests an exclusive teleconference package

During the pandemic, necessary meetings were conducted via applications and the internet, which was convenient but had to deal with many difficulties such as poor connection, background noise, disturbing surroundings, which has obstructed and reduced the quality of the meetings, making meetings less efficient. Therefore, face-to-face meetings are always more desirable. At the present, however, social distancing is still an important factor, even as people’s lives, activities, and work are returning to normal after the epidemic has been brought under control.

Rex Hotel Saigon has been offering teleconferencing through the combination of direct meeting and online tools to meet customers' needs but still comply with the government's instructions and recommendations from the Ministry of Health.

Accordingly, the number of participants in a meeting room is limited to 30 guests maximum, and they are divided into different rooms, ensuring that guests are seated two metres apart. Projection screens and computers with online network connection are fully prepared, guaranteeing stable connection, homogeneous image, and standard sound among the rooms to create seamless connection between the meeting rooms and face-to-face meetings with realistic images and sounds, but limited contact between people.

Besides, the personal microphones are carefully clothed, each meeting room is always equipped with antiseptic liquid and an encouragement standee at the entrance to remind customers to wash their hands regularly and wear a mask. The hotel’s employees strictly implement prevention and saniation measures, such as wearing masks, washing hands carefully, sterilising the meeting rooms, especially before and after meetings.

As Rex Hotel Saigon was the first hotel to implement online meetings according to the above plan, Rex Hotel Saigon was chosen by many customers as a reliable place to organise meetings to sustain the connection among staff while keeping everyone safe.

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