Marriott, Hyatt Require All Guests to Wear Face Masks

Marriott and Hyatt Require Guests to Wear Face Masks


Marriott Will Require All Guests and Staff to Wear Face Masks in All Marriott Hotels Worldwide effective July 27, following the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) Stay Safe Guest Checklist, which advises that face coverings should be mandatory in all indoor public areas. See CEO Arne Sorenson's video, announcing the universal face mask policy.

Hyatt CEO Mark Hoplamazian confirmed that Hyatt requires all guests at its U.S. and Canadian hotels and resorts to wear face masks: “At Hyatt, we require face coverings for hotel guests across the U.S. and Canada in order to care for the health and safety of our guests and colleagues.”

Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta hasn't gone as far as Marriott's Sorenson in mandating that all guests wear face masks, but Hilton does require all Hilton staff worldwide to wear face coverings and Nasetta stated that Hilton is “supportive of the industry adopting consistent guidelines and practices that adhere to public health guidelines, including the wearing of face coverings indoors and in public areas.”

Since there isn't a U.S. federal mandate to wear a face mask in public, and states and local jurisdictions have taken varying approaches, it's fallen to private companies, including airlines and hotel groups, to determine face mask policy, and whether it should be adopted globally or only in certain countries.

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