So far seven Park Inn by Radisson hotels have achieved the internationally recognised Safehotels certification. The properties mark the inauguration of certifications within the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which operates the Park Inn by Radisson and Radisson Blu hotels around the world.

In 2015, over 70 selected Rezidor hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa will undergo the Safehotels certification process. Its safety policy covers fire protection, CPR and first aid training for all the staff, emergency evacuation procedures, operating and maintenance plans and procedures for hotel suppliers and contractors. Conference and restaurant safety involves food and alcohol storage, guest service and security. In addition, daily inspections check emergency exits, escape routes, alarms and overall security throughout the hotel. Furthermore, the guest’s identity and privacy are protected by the hotel’s 24-hour reception staff.

Being awarded Safehotels Alliance’s certification demonstrates that a hotel focuses on key elements of guest safety and the safety of personal property, and is also able to provide the right response if an incident or any kind of emergency occurs during a guest’s stay.

“Safety and Security play an increasingly important role for all global businesses. The agreement with Safehotels allows us to further develop our industry-leading safety and security programme and to create additional value for our guests, staff and owners”, said Paul Moxness, Vice President, Safety & Security at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

“Safehotels certification confirms that the hotel focuses on key elements of guest security relating to personal property and has appropriate response plans if ever there is an accident or any kind of emergency. The certificate shows the hotel is sincere about its guests’ personal well-being. Being independently audited and certified yearly by Safehotels strengthen the value of that communication immensely. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has taken the already high level of internal precautions one step further by signing with Safehotels,” says Hans Kanold, CEO of Safehotels Alliance.