The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has entered into a global agreement with Bureau Veritas to certify the hygiene and safety standards of its properties worldwide.
As the first serviced residence owner-operator to enter into such an agreement, Ascott has embarked on the project as part of its ‘Ascott Cares’ programme, which focuses on nine commitments to continue providing safe homes for its staff and guests.
The Ascott Cares x Bureau Veritas Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label is a holistic programme developed in partnership with Ascott by leveraging Bureau Veritas’ health, hygiene and safety expertise of more than 190 years in providing testing, inspection and certification.
In June, the brand’s property in Turkey, Somerset Maslak Istanbul, was rewarded the Safety Tourism Certificate for hygiene measures within the property and its food & beverage outlets.
Additionally, its two Dubai properties – Ascott Park Place and Citadines Metro Central Dubai – were recently added to the official list of ‘Dubai Assured approved establishments’, a COVID-19 health and safety compliance stamp awarded to hotels within the emirate that are compliant with the strict safety and hygiene measures, in line with international health and safety standards and protocols.
As part of the agreement, Bureau Veritas will conduct field audits at Ascott properties to ensure that the nine commitments under Ascott Cares meet the stringent requirements of Bureau Veritas’ inspection programme.
Bureau Veritas’ auditors will verify if the properties have appropriate health, hygiene and safety procedures and processes in place, and are in line with globally recognised best practices on preventive measures in order to be certified with the Ascott Cares x Bureau Veritas Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label.
Within the Middle East and Turkey, Ascott currently operates the programme across its 11 operational properties, including Ascott Park Place Dubai and Citadines Metro Central Dubai.