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SLH Announces ‘Stay Small, Stay Safe’ Initiative


Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is introducing the ‘Stay Small, Stay Safe’ initiative, which provides improved health and comprehensive safety recommendations for all 520 member hotels in 90 countries. SLH has long been an international champion of the independent hotels with the highest quality, and as nearly 230 member hotels have now reopened and more are planning to open in the coming months, the program provides guests with a peace of mind as they plan to explore the world once again. The campaign ‘Stay Small, Stay Safe’ acknowledges the need for exclusive and intimate hotel experiences and fewer crowds that travelers are searching for. With an average of just 50 rooms, SLH properties can offer discreet, secluded options with the highest safety standards.

SLH has entered into an agreement with the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) for its hotels to pursue GBAC STAR accreditation in order to uphold certain requirements. Cleaning and disinfection are focused to help reduce the risks associated with infectious agents and biohazards. GBAC STAR accreditation provides third party validation to ensure that the proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques and work practices are in place in hotels so that guests can truly relax during the stay.


The SLH website will introduce a ‘Stay Small, Stay Safe’ feature to help visitors make better choice and lead their journey through the site. In the ever-changing environment, the current alerts on border opens, quarantine controls, best practices and knowledge pertaining to COVID-19 precautions should include reliable and up-to-date data at each hotel. The SLH Quality Assurance Policy would now amend the 700-point Mystery Inspection system checklist with an additional 136 environmental, protection, and cleanliness inspections conducted annually at all 520 hotels.