The Fairmont Austin – the largest hotel in town – is about to open its opulent doors. In a press release, the hotel announced that it would reopen to both guests and visitors from June 1st.
Like most hotels, the Fairmont closed in mid-March in response to the city’s closure. The skyscraper in the city center did not stay completely dark, however, and repeatedly illuminated its 37-story facade with messages of hope during its closure.
In a press release, Fairmont owner Accor explained the COVID-19 cleaning procedures, which the company says have been “reviewed by a team of expert advisors” and are being carried out across all properties in North and Central America. Every guest and employee must undergo a temperature test when entering the Fairmont. Those who register temperatures of 99.6 degrees or higher will undergo secondary screening.
“Fairmont Austin’s number one priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our guests, colleagues and the local community. Taking care of them and creating special moments is at the heart of who we are and what we do, ”said Nenad Praporski, General Manager of Fairmont Austin, in a press release.
“Today we focus on the safety of our guests and employees by preventing the spread of COVID-19 and working with top experts to implement new safety standards and improved operational protocols and procedures that are among the strictest in the hospitality industry. “
In addition to welcoming overnight guests, the 1,048-room Fairmont is opening its rooftop pool and fitness center, as well as Fulton, an on-site bar and grill, and Good Things, the hotel’s coffee shop. In-room meals are also available and contactless delivery.
Reservations for Fairmont Austin are available now for stays beginning June 1st. The company also announced that due to the current pandemic, cancellations are possible within 24 hours until summer.
“We’re coming back to Texas Strong,” said Praporski, “ready to welcome our guests to their home.”
As for the other Texas hotel, details of the Fairmont Dallas reopening were not disclosed.