Gulf Breeze, FL, Sept. 9, 2021 – Effective September 1, 2021, Innisfree Hotels will require all team members, with approved exemptions, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 15, 2021. New hires must have received their first COVID-19 vaccine prior to their first day of employment or by September 15. “From the onset of the pandemic, our decision-making process has been driven by health, safety, and scientific evidence,” said Ted Ent, President and CEO of Innisfree Hotels.” This resolution comes as a response to the stark rise in cases among the unvaccinated and the spreading Delta variant. With this requirement, we intend to better protect our staff and guests from exposure to COVID-19, staying true to our core value of helping those who help us.” Among other factors, the recent FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine helped inform Innisfree’s decision. The company’s new policy is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, and will comply with all applicable laws and regulations. “We have an unwritten contract with our guests that we will do whatever it takes to keep them safe,” explained Ent. “Our hotels are fully prepared to assume a leading role in the travel industry in the fight against COVID-19.” Innisfree manages dozens of hotels in partnership with the world’s most recognized hotel brands. With more than 2,000 employees and 19 beachfront properties and 3 urban properties, Innisfree Hotels is known for delivering exceptional service, guest satisfaction and creating fun, memorable experiences. For more information about Innisfree Hotels and COVID-19 safety precautions across the company’s locations, visit https://innisfreehotels.com/.
ABOUT INNISFREE HOTELS
For more than three decades, Innisfree Hotels has expertly developed and managed dozens of hotels in partnership with many of the world’s most-recognized hotel brands. Today, the company owns or manages 3,470 hotel rooms and employs approximately 2,000 people. Innisfree is the largest beachfront hotel owner-operator on the Gulf Coast, with 14 Gulf-front properties totaling 2,128 rooms. Innisfree is a triple bottom line company, measuring success not only in profits but also through its impact on people and on the planet. To these ends, Innisfree strives to promote a culture of responsibility and service to humanity. A value-driven corporate culture enables the company to have a deeper understanding of the needs of its guests, partners and clients, resulting in service that ensures fun and memorable experiences. In 2019, Innisfree was ranked as one of the nation’s top Management Companies and top Owners & Developers by Hotel Business, the no. 1 hotel industry information source according to Harvey Research. Exemption: Team members who require an exemption from this policy due to medical reasons or a sincerely held religious belief must submit a completed Request for Accommodation Form to the Corporate Human Resources Department no later than September 15, 2021. Requests for Accommodation forms can be obtained through the Corporate Human Resources Department.
BCI Worldwide was one of nine suppliers honored by Sands China at their Seventh Annual Sands Supplier Excellence Awards for their services in the category of Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E).
Thousands of service providers were nominated by Sands China’s business units and employees before being selected by a committee of Sands China’s Executive Management team.
“We’re honored to be selected by Sands China for our hard work on their amazing properties,” said Lino Airosa, Executive Managing Director of BCI Worldwide, “This award further shows their faith in allowing us to handle the furniture that goes into every room, restaurant, and public space on their properties.”
BCI has been working with Sands China’s parent company, Las Vegas Sands, in the USA for many years but did not enter the Macau market until 2011. Since then, BCI has had the privilege to complete some of Sands’ largest and most demanding hotel pre-opening and renovation projects, including the openings of the 4-hotel mega complex, Sands Cotai Central, which makes up nearly 6,000 total rooms, and The Parisian, which houses roughly 3,000 rooms.
To date, BCI Worldwide has completed over 10,000 hotel rooms for Sands in Macau and looks to continue their relationship over their next phase of re-development, including the $2.2 billion renovation of Sands Cotai Central into The Londoner, a London-themed resort complex.
About Sands China Ltd
Sands China Ltd. (Sands China or the Company) is incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx: 1928). Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s integrated resorts on the Cotai Strip comprise The Venetian®Macao, The Plaza®Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao – with Sands Cotai Central to be reintroduced as The Londoner Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands®Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s portfolio features a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping malls; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre, the Sands Cotai Theatre and the Sands Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).
About BCI Worldwide
BCI Worldwide specializes in Hospitality Logistics with a focus on hotel & commercial pre-openings and renovations. BCI Worldwide has operated for over 30 years and has handled and installed over 10,000,000 pieces of furniture across 500,000+ rooms with current operations in North America and Asia. Services include: FF&E and OS&E freight forwarding, warehousing, installation, project management, de-installation, and liquidation. Contact BCI Worldwide today to let us assist in your upcoming project.
HotelProjectLeads.com has launched the Hospitality Industry Social Network which includes all the important features of an online professional network. The new networking tool allows members to connect, network, chat and send messages, build relationship and collaborate. Members can create and develop their personal and professional profiles, post updates, photos, videos and files, share information and documents. Create groups and forums to facilitate discussions and collaborations and engage in video chat and zoom meetings all within the security of a private members only network.
“We are very excited to announce the launch of the Hospitality Industry Social Network that has been in development for the past 24 months,” said Adam Smith, Manager of Operations. “Our social network will prove to be a powerful tool that will assist our member clients in building industry relationships and developing business. Essentially it is an industry trade show at your figure tips. Our mission has always been to continually find new and innovative ways to create value for our member clients. Given we are still in the mist of the COVID pandemic business are looking for alternative ways to connect and build professional relationships without having to make face to face meetings, therefore we anticipate the utility of this new product to be great. Additionally we are offering our clients the security of a private members only network that will keep out spam, fake profiles and individuals who are not truly apart of the industry.”
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