The Carrigaline Court Hotel has announced that it will reopen its doors to the public on Monday 29th June in line with Government recommendations for Hotels in Cork.
The hotel is already accepting bookings for accommodation stays from June 29th, and are delighted to be opening Collins Bar for food service on the same date, both for residents and non-residents. Locals will be able to visit the hotel for breakfast, morning pastries, lunch and dinner. In line with current Government restrictions, the bar will only be able to host guests that wish to avail of food offerings on a table service basis. Visitors will be encouraged to book in advance by contacting 021 4852100, and menu’s will be available to view on the hotel website www.carrigalinecourt.com
The hotel’s Bistro restaurant will also be opening for dinner service on Saturday evenings from 6pm.
Following Government guidelines, the hotel has been working behind the scenes on implementing new safety and hygiene measures to mitigate risk and pandemic exposure in the changed environment. New safety protocols have been implemented across all departments and operations, and measures include increased signage promoting good hygiene and social distancing practices, hand sanitiser stations, and increased cleaning schedules across all areas of the hotel.
The hotel is encouraging a ‘Stay Safe’ preventative mindset approach, with additional customer communications ahead of accommodation guest arrivals, as well as enhanced bedroom cleaning procedures. The hotel has also installed Perspex screens in the Reception area to provide reassurance to hotel guests.
Visitors to the hotel will also need to follow a one-way walking system to manage the flow of customers when visiting the bar and restaurant. The hotel will also be implementing a ‘Meet, Greet & Seat’ dining approach where guests will be greeted on arrival to the Bar and Restaurant, and then will be shown to their seats. There will be a capacity restriction due to social distancing measures, and Customers are encouraged to make reservations in advance due to limited table availability. A reasonable timeframe will also be allocated for each sitting.
Staff will also adapt their warm greeting that the hotel is renowned in offering, but in a new approach which adheres to social distancing guidelines. For example, waiting staff will be wearing face visors as an additional measure of reassurance for guests. Contactless Card payments will also be encouraged when paying for any food and beverage purchase with a current value of up to €50.
Behind the scenes, the hotel has also introduced risk mitigation measures such as in adapting the supplier delivery process, and returning hotel staff will need to complete a return to work protocol, including undertaking an Employee Education & Training programme that takes into account new Government recommendations.
Following the Government Announcement, the Carrigaline Court Hotel General Manager Jerry Healy stated: ‘We’re delighted to reopen the hotel on the 29th June both to visitors and our regular local clients, and look forward to again welcoming our guests to the hotel. The last number of months have been very tough for both the community and the hotel sector in general and we’ve had to adapt our business in line with how society has had to change. The hotel is literally at the heart of Carrigaline both in terms of locality and in a social sense, and by adopting our new ‘Stay Safe’ Approach to ensure that our guests feel confident in returning to the Carrigaline Court hotel, we hope that they’ll feel in safe hands both in terms of the new physical measures implemented, as well as the new social etiquette that our staff will practice’.
Further information on the Carrigaline Court Hotel’s Stay Safe Approach can be found by clicking here.
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