Did you know hotels keep statistics and know how many of their employees are vaccinated? Until recently it never even occurred to me a hotel would know this, but of course it makes sense they would.
Hotels, usually the Human Resources Department, ask employees to do a self-attestation process for their vaccination status.
When we look at hotels and compare one against another to see where we’d prefer staying, we use certain criteria. We compare price, location, services, amenities, and then make our choice. Recently, I’ve started adding another criteria. I’m wondering if my newest criteria would make a difference when YOU make a hotel choice.
I’ve been asking hotels what percentage of their employees are vaccinated, and my inquiries are leading to some rather interesting answers.
I’ve also discovered that when hotels send reports to their corporate headquarters, these reports include statistics about how many employees are vaccinated.
Knowing hotels do indeed keep this statistic, for the past few weeks I’ve been asking hotel management at hotels I’m considering (both in the US and overseas) to share this information with me.
Here’s what I’m finding.
When hotels have a high rate of vaccination they are willing and proud to share this information. I like this transparency.
Yet there are hotels, such as the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine in San Diego, that just won’t give me an answer. Both the General Manager and HR Director assert that they won’t disclose the information because employees are not required to be vaccinated. I was also told by the HR Director that they don’t have the percentage of how many employees are vaccinated because over the past few months they have a lot of new employees.
We know employees are not required to be vaccinated. That’s not the point.
Replies like this one from the Hyatt Regency La Jolla compared to the easily obtained statistic from other hotels make me suspicious and have me thinking there’s something to hide.
I’m not asking for names or any personal information. Just a simple statistic that I KNOW they know!
After all, hotels want us to feel safe and well-cared for. They’ve demonstrated this over the past few years with their cleanliness and safe COVID protocol policies. For many, knowing how many employees at a hotel are vaccinated might add to feeling safer.
Would you care to know the percentage of employees vaccinated when you make your hotel choice?
We’ve all noticed these days that hotels are charging more and offering less, which means we need to think more carefully about which properties get our business. I’m adding knowing whether the hotel’s employees are vaccinated or not when I choose one hotel over another. If knowing employee vaccination rates at a hotel is something you’d be interested in finding out, just ASK! .
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