South Beach’s usually lively Art Deco District, which stood eerily quiet during quarantine, is beginning to come to life once again. Restaurants have reopened, the gorgeous stretch of beach is welcoming barely clad sun-seekers, and hotels, including the Shelborne South Beach, are reopening their iconic doors.

Set for Oct. 1, Shelborne South Beach’s reopening brings with it a couple of travel deals and packages: Nearcation Savings, which includes discounts for those who live within driving distance in FL, Georgia and South Carolina; and Beachfront Workcation, with complimentary access to the hotel’s private workspace guestroom with complimentary snacks, as well as high-speed WiFi and wireless capabilities for virtual meetings.

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The hotel’s porte cochere.

Health & Safety
The hotel’s Cleaned with Confidence seal of assurance includes the use of cutting-edge EMist equipment to clean guestrooms and public areas, while also deploying hand sanitizers.

During this time and going forward, the hotel has increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, with a focus on high-touch areas such as the counter at the front desk, elevators (and elevator buttons), door handles, public bathrooms, the fitness center and even room keys. The hotel’s housekeeping staff also performs a deep cleaning of guestrooms, with particular attention paid to remote controls, light switches, lamps and bathroom fixtures.

After guests check out, housekeeping staff will disinfect guestrooms using the EPIX360, a handheld disinfectant sprayer that lays down an even and wraparound layer of germ-killing  solution. Once the rigorous cleaning is completed, guestrooms will be sealed off with a “cleaned with confidence” marking that will remain in place until the next guests arrive. Public spaces, such as meeting rooms, will be disinfected using an EM360 roller cart, which can cover up to 54,000 sq. ft. of surface in just one hour.

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The lobby at Shelborne South Beach.

Additionally, the Shelborne South Beach has implemented a new housekeeping protocol that will offer absolute privacy to guests who choose to not have any hotel members in their room during their stay. A “privacy” sign will be available to these guests to hang on their room door; unlike a “do not disturb” sign, this “privacy” sign will ensure that requested services, such as the delivery of clean towels or food and beverage items, will still be provided but will be left at the door.

The hotel has also increased the deployment of antibacterial hand sanitizers. They will be permanently placed in heavy traffic areas of the hotel and will be accessible to all guests moving forward.

For more information, visit shelborne.com.