MINNEAPOLIS—Safehotels has certified Radisson Hotel Group’s managed portfolio in the United States. Safehotels is an independent hotel safety and security certification company with a global reach across the world. This certification, based on the Global Hotel Security Standard, is recognized by hotel and travel associations, the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and major insurance brokers.
The criteria for the certification consists of more than 220 elements, which are organized within six sections, including a hotel property safety and security walkthrough; process, training and organization; security equipment; fire equipment; fire training; and crisis management.
Ken Greene, president, Americas, Radisson Hotel Group, said, “The safety and security of our guests have always been our top priority, and now that we have received this certification from a respected global company, we want everyone that visits our hotels to have peace of mind and enjoy a carefree stay.”
Maintaining a Safehotels certification is an ongoing process, as each property must be re-certified each year. Safehotels is currently in over 60 countries and 160 cities. Along with receiving a Safehotels certification for its managed portfolio in the Americas, Radisson Hotel Group already has more than 231 hotels certified globally and growing.
“Our intensive certification process not only increases the level of safety and security at a property, it also enhances the guest experience by providing reassurance for both guests and employees at each hotel,” said Joachim Torngard, CEO, Safehotels. “Staying at a Safehotels-certified property is especially valued by corporate and government clients around the world who want to apply the highest level of safety for their organization’s travelers.”