Hotel Industry Puts United Front Around Security
To increase security measures, hotel employees will carry emergency buttons
Roughly a year after a major shooting at a Las Vegas hotel and with the #MeToo movement serving as a backdrop throughout that year, a major hotel industry group is putting security out front.
Last week, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) announced an initiative to improve security for hotel employees around the country. The group is teaming with major hotel brands on its 5-Star Promise program, which will boost security training for hotel employees, while also giving them access to safety devices for use in emergency situations.
CNBC noted that the buttons, which will be distributed by hotels owned by Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, came about as a direct response to the recent campaigns against harassment in the workplace.
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