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Turyaa Chennai - First hotel in India to be Bureau Veritas certified for safety & hygiene

Premier hospitality company Aitken Spence Hotels’ operation in India – Turyaa Chennai – has been certified by Bureau Veritas for safety & hygiene procedures and processes that are in line with globally recognised best practices to mitigate COVID-19 – becoming the first hotel or resort in India to receive the certification.

Bureau Veritas, a well-known global risk assessment company, reviewed the 140-room city hotel located in the heart of Chennai’s IT Corridor. The verification encompassed its extensive health and safety measures and enhanced protocols introduced at the outset of the global outbreak of COVID-19. The process examined all operational aspects of the hotel from guest, staff and supplier touch points to awareness creation and information dissemination.

The certification criteria are based on policies, procedures and resources implemented by the hotel to manage the hygiene and social distancing risks in the current context. The assessment and disclosures were completed in accordance with applicable standards to testing, certification and inspection of businesses.

Turyaa Chennai, along with the portfolio of other Aitken Spence Hotels, is committed to assist national and international objectives and efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Turyaa Chennai together with Aitken Spence Hotels’ other properties in Sri Lanka, Maldives and Oman, devised a risk management procedure for COVID-19 which is in line with the Company’s risk management strategy.

Moreover, the blueprint ‘SpenceSafe’ was prepared to face the anticipated effects of the global pandemic during the short to medium, and long term. The blueprint was shared among Turyaa Chennai’s partners and guests, outlining the efforts in place to inspire confidence and travel (www.turyaachennai.com/spencesafe).  A safety video can be found on the YouTube channel of Aitken Spence Hotels.

Aitken Spence Hotels, the hospitality arm of Sri Lankan blue-chip conglomerate Aitken Spence PLC operates 23 hotels and resorts across Sri Lanka, Maldives, Oman and India. The Company’s owned hotels are reflected under the Heritance, Adaaran and Turyaa brands, popular around the world for exceptional service, undisputed product and curated lifestyle experiences.