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Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, and Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Sonesta) have declared that the hotel leader's North American portfolio of managed brands has accomplished the Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED designation. With the health security of more than 250 properties in the portfolio verified through Sharecare's third-party validation system, Sonesta has become the first large hotel company to earn this distinction portfolio-wide.
"Sharecare is proud to congratulate Sonesta for achieving this designation across its North American portfolio, and we extend our appreciation for its leadership in making health security part of the future of travel," mentioned Hermann Elger, executive vice president of travel, entertainment, and health security at Sharecare. "With such efforts led by the Sonesta team, we come closer to realizing a vision where shared accountability for our collective health and well-being empowers us to enjoy our happiest, healthiest lives throughout our journeys."In response to the pandemic, Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide entered into a partnership to create Sharecare
Health Security VERIFIED, a comprehensive verification process and platform that allows hospitality businesses like Sonesta to validate procedures and protocols to mitigate COVID-19 transmission and other public health risks across all facilities. Stay Safe with Sonesta, the hotel leader's rigorous health and cleanliness program includes measures to make sure each property meets or exceeds CDC and government requirements as well as guidance. In addition to validating the program elements – which include better cleaning and sanitization protocols, employee training, and more – the Sharecare VERIFIED system enables Sonesta to simplify and quickly enact protocol changes across the portfolio to comply with the evolving guidelines and public health threat levels.
"This third-party verification process has ensured that the safety and well-being of our guests and employees is kept top of mind. The standards introduced by Stay Safe with Sonesta have been independently verified by each of our managed properties using Sharecare and will provide peace of mind to guests as they travel to our hotels," stated Vera Manoukian, chief operating officer at Sonesta.
Each of Sonesta's North American managed properties is part of a growing global network of Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED hotels, resorts, restaurants, and other hospitality businesses. The Sharecare VERIFIED badge, which Sonesta guests can find online and onsite at each property, denotes the brand's ongoing commitment to their health and safety.