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Roomex delivers competitive discounts through its Exclusive Roomex Rates and SaverPlus programmes

Roomex delivers competitive discounts through its Exclusive Roomex Rates and SaverPlus programmes

Creating time and cost savings for our customers is at the core of what we do here at Roomex. We proactively work with hotels and negotiate the best...

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Project based travelling made easier with new RoomexStay mobile app

Project based travelling made easier with new RoomexStay mobile app

We're all on the go these days (even if you haven't left home in days!) Whether you're working from home and running between Zoom meetings and helping...

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Best Western Hotels & Resorts launches new cleaning programme, Hotels that Care

Best Western is the most recent hotel chain to expand its cleaning protocols due to the impacts of COVID-19. 

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Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of employees as they begin travelling again

Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of employees as they begin travelling again

No matter what industry you’re working in, where you’re living or where you’re going, you have one main concern. Safety. The Coronavirus pandemic has...

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Staycity Aparthotels implement stronger safety measures across all apartments to protect guests

Staycity Aparthotels implement stronger safety measures across all apartments to protect guests

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced nearly every industry to adapt their business to meet new needs. The travel industry in particular has undergone extreme...

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Serviced Aparthotel provider, Roomzzz adapts services to provide safety and comfort to Key Workers during COVID-19

Serviced Aparthotel provider, Roomzzz adapts services to provide safety and comfort to Key Workers during COVID-19

In recent weeks we have watched the world as we knew it change, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hotels have had to adapt to these changes...

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In-Trip Expense Card and App Fast-Tracked to Provide Support for Key Workers

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Key Worker Support Package to provide relief to those travelling during COVID-19

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Roomex announces Garry Moroney as new CEO

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Roomex delivers competitive discounts through its Exclusive Roomex Rates and SaverPlus programmes

Roomex delivers competitive discounts through its Exclusive Roomex Rates and SaverPlus programmes

Creating time and cost savings for our customers is at the core of what we do here at Roomex. We proactively work with hotels and negotiate the best...

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We're all on the go these days (even if you haven't left home in days!) Whether you're working from home and running between Zoom meetings and helping your kids with their homework, or between cities working on job sites - sometimes, work needs to get done during these short intervals. 

We want to better accommodate Roomex to your on the go lifestyle, so we're bringing it to your mobile phone.

Get a seamless experience when making a booking or looking for support from the road, while walking the dogs, sitting in the park, working at the construction site, sitting on the beach - or anywhere life may lead you. 

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Benefits of using the RoomexStay mobile app

  • Make last minute bookings whilst on the road from your phone
  • More streamlined ability to search and book accommodation on mobile
  • Check up on upcoming bookings 
  • Find bookings for travellers you're responsible for
  • Amend bookings 
  • Add an extra night to your stay while you're already on site
  • Easily reach out to our support team through mobile chat
  • Quickly make a booking if you've received a request out of hours, like on the weekend

Downloading the app is fast and easy.

For Android Users:

  1. Login to your Roomex platform on your mobile phone or by going to Roomex.com in a mobile browser and click the three lines in the top right of the homepage and select ‘Login.

    You can also scan this QR code with your phone camera if you're on the computer, just make sure you’ve turned on the lens setting for QR codes. Then type in your login credentials.
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  2. Add Roomex to your 'Home Screen' When you reach the login page (not roomex.com homepage) and fill in your information, you'll see the prompt 'Add Roomex to your Home screen' at the bottom. Once clicked, you'll be prompted to confirm you want to 'Add' the app. If your phone does not automatically prompt the download, click the arrow bar in your URL to do so. 
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  3. Success! You'll now find the app on your mobile device. Once you click it, you'll see the usual Roomex booking flow you're used to, just optimised for your device. 

For iPhone users:

  1.  Login to your Roomex platform on your mobile phone by going to Roomex.com in the Safari browser and clicking the 'Login' link in the top right of the homepage. Or, take a picture of this QR code with your phone camera if you're on the computer. Then type in your login credentials.
    QR code roomex login
  2. Add RoomexStay to your home page, When you reach the login page and fill in your information, click the icon at the bottom of the screen that looks like a square and an arrow to add Roomex to your home screen. Once clicked, select ‘Add to Home Screen’ in the list below, and confirm by selecting ‘Add’ as outlined below.

    Download the App iPhone
  3. You'll now find the app on your mobile device. Once you click it, you'll see the usual Roomex booking flow you're used to, just optimised for your device. If you have any trouble downloading the app or using it, please reach out to your account manager.

Not a Roomex customer yet? Well, get in touch with our accommodation experts today by reaching out here. 

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Project based travelling made easier with new RoomexStay mobile app

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Best Western is the most recent hotel chain to expand its cleaning protocols due to the impacts of COVID-19. 

Best Western is one of our largest hotel partners - and a partner on our Key Worker Support package. With over 4,700 hotels in over 100 countries worldwide - the chain has always been a leader in cleanliness, launching their 'I Care Clean' programme in 2012. For nearly 75 years they have maintained a positive reputation for providing guests with clean, well-maintained accommodations. 

As part of their ongoing commitment to keep guests safe and healthy during these uncertain times they've launched a new cleaning programme called Hotels That Care based upon guidance provided by the WHO, the Center for Disease Control, and other government agencies. 

Find Best Western in Roomex with our new 'RoomexClean' tag, indicating that it's exceeded the cleaning standards as recommended by the Word Health Organization. Read more about our RoomexClean feature here

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The Hotels That Care programme addresses five main areas in their hotels:

1. Front desk and lobby

  • The use of Best Western's Mobile Concierge Platform will be in use to minimise guest contact with a streamlined check in and check out procedures
  • Social distancing measures implemented 
  • Lobby brochures, magazines, and papers removed
  • Enhanced sanitisation procures and deep cleaning in heavily trafficked areas like the front desk and the lobby 
  • Sanitising wipes and stations will be available throughout the hotel 

2. Guest rooms and housekeeping

  • Enhanced cleaning protocols have been implemented
  • If possible guest rooms will not be entered for 24-72 hours after check out
  • All touch points (faucets, door handles, light switches, thermostats, clocks, hangers) will be cleaned and sanitised
  • Unnecessary items like decorative pillows and bed scarves, pens and paper are removed
  • For safety of guests and staff, housekeeping service will be only available on request

3. Food and beverage updates

  • Offerings have been adapted for guest and staff health and safety 
  • Breakfast rooms will be closed depending on location to avoid unnessary guest congregation
  • Enhanced Grab and Go options are being offered in most hotels 

4. Public amenities

  • When allowed to open, public amenities like fitness centres, swimming pools, and meeting rooms will be cleaned on closely monitored schedules with disinfect chemicals 
  • Each evening, these areas will be sanitised with the use of electrostatic fogging, ozone generators, or ultraviolet devices

5. Hotel employee and staff requirements

  • Hotel employees will follow strict guidelines - including wearing PPE, frequent and stringent hand washing protocols
  • Employee workstations will be cleaned and disinfected after every shift
  • Employees will be empowered to stay home if unwell, and communicate on potential exposure to COVID-19, and will be fully educated on how to maintain safe and clean home 

See what Best Western is doing to ensure guest and staff safety in this short video. 

Learn more about Best Western and RoomexClean by reaching out to our hotel experts or your account manager. 

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Best Western Hotels & Resorts launches new cleaning programme, Hotels that Care

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No matter what industry you’re working in, where you’re living or where you’re going, you have one main concern. Safety. The Coronavirus pandemic has permeated into nearly every aspect of our lives over the last few months, and will likely for the year to come.

As many parts of society slowly open up, travel will be required, be it by plane, train, or car. If you’re a travel manager, a procurement director, or anyone that looks after travel - suddenly you require more control and take further responsibility for everyone’s safety. 

Whether you call it Duty of Care, Safety and Wellbeing, or Employee Care - here at Roomex we want you to know we’re here to support you and your teams as they hit the road. 

Employee safety and wellbeing has always been at the heart of business travel. COVID-19 has increased the need for a detailed and well-thought duty of care to employees. One aspect of this is knowing where all employees have travelled in the past, and exactly where they are should something happen.

Some companies book workforce travel with multiple bookers through various leisure sites, making it difficult to maintain a procedure to keep track of all past, present and future trips. It’s recommended to use a centralised system to book workforce and business travel, especially for the duty of care aspect, so its fast and easy to look up reservations and locations. 

We’ve updated our live Duty of Care map so it’s easier to keep track of where employees have been, their contact details, and where they are booked in next should an outbreak arise.

The second a booking is made in Roomex, it’s immediately viewable in Roomex Analytics where reservations go directly into our live Duty of Care map. Here, users are able to view all trips, past, present and future and get in touch with any employee.

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Our account management and support teams are trained on the best practices for travelling during these uncertain times - and are ready and willing to assist you. 

We will help manage every aspect of your trip, including sourcing, negotiating, facilitating group bookings that best suit your needs. Our team is available on live chat to answer any questions about new hygiene policies from hotels and are available for free travel policy consultations. Most importantly, they will call and confirm check-ins on your behalf and recommend safety measures and any updates to meal services. 

Speaking of meal options - are hotels still serving food?

Yes and no. Most hotels have amended their usual dining services to grab and go boxes or room service with disposable packaging. To learn more about what individual chains are doing to keep up food services and to maintain cleaning safety standards, check out this article. 

Finally - look out for our safety icon in your Roomex platform that confirms the hotel has gone above and beyond the cleaning standards recommended by the WHO.

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We update these tags weekly and talk directly with the hotel providers to ensure reliable information. 

Reach out to your account manager for direct queries regarding upcoming stays in any hotel booked through Roomex. 

 

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced nearly every industry to adapt their business to meet new needs. The travel industry in particular has undergone extreme changes to better serve their customers - Key Workers that are travelling to keep our citizens safe and economies running. 

We're proud to be partnering with Staycity Aprarthotels, one of Europe's largest independent aparthotel operators, on our Key Worker Support Package, and wanted to share a bit more about the detailed and stringent safeguarding measures they have implemented to keep Key Workers safe. 

Reception is often one of the busiest parts of the hotel. How has Staycity been ensuring both staff and guest safety?

Reason for stay information is being collected at the point of booking or point of arrival in order to prevent none-essential workers utilising the aparthotels. 

In addition, team members on reception have been reduced to minimal numbers and sneeze screens have been introduced to reduce contamination risk between guests and team members and critical contact points such as check-in, receiving parcels, needing advice etc. Social distancing markings have been placed on floors in the reception area and guests are encouraged to follow the government guidelines. Hand sanitiser is also available in the reception area.

Guests are encouraged through signage, welcome letter/ email and verbally not to use the lifts with other guests other than those from the same family.

Lift call buttons and other common contact surfaces are regularly sanitised throughout the day and guests are not allowed to use common areas to congregate.

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How is Staycity ensuring safe and clean rooms and apartments for guests?

Prior to cleaning rooms they will have been empty for at least 72 hours. This is because current information suggests that the virus cannot survive for 72 hours on hard surfaces and for 24 hours for soft surfaces. After 72 hours the rooms will be cleaned using sanitiser known to kill the Covid-19 virus on all hard surfaces. All linen will be replaced as normal.

For long stay guests and to reduce cross contamination the in-stay cleaning service is not available and instead a cleaning pack including change of towels, linen, toilet roll etc will be placed outside the room every 7 days. The guest is asked to place their dirty linen in a double bin bag and leave it outside the apartment. Additional items such as vacuum cleaners can be arranged to facilitate the guests own cleaning regime.

Door handles, lift buttons and banisters in public areas will be sanitised on a frequent basis but this is not meant to replace guests own hygiene processes suggested by the government i.e. regular hand washing.

Where a maintenance issue occurs in a room that is occupied the guest will be asked to leave the apartment to enable the maintenance person to attend. The area worked on will be sanitised and the employee will wear PPE throughout. Only emergency maintenance issues will be attended to in an apartment occupied by a guest.

Are meals still available and are guests allowed to avail of the gym at this time?

All buffet breakfast services and dinner services have been stopped. Take away remains available but is limited to coffees and tea, bottles, snacks, pizzas etc. All are served in single use packaging or receptacles.

All loose seating in Food and Beverage areas have been removed to prevent congregation of guests.

The gym is closed to prevent cross contamination and to meet social distancing guidelines.

What is the business doing to stay up to date with updated recommendations from the government and the World Health Organization? 

A committee of Senior Managers including the Chief Operating Officer, Group Health and Safety Officer as well as External Consultants conduct and review the COVID-19 Risk Assessments on an ongoing basis as new knowledge emerges.

The committee reviews advice and guideline from, but not exclusively, NHS Groups, World Health Organisation, Public Health England and Health Trusts and applies the principles to the aparthotel environment and to the mitigation of risk to both guests and team members. 

All team members are encouraged to follow a regular hand-washing or hand sanitisation regime and also to wear appropriate PPE for the task they are attending to. They are advised to follow all social distancing guidelines and to follow the guidelines in line with our Risk Assessments.

Learn more about Staycity Aparthotels and what they are doing to ensure guest safety here. 

Roomex is assisting companies with their project needs worldwide, whether it is supporting key workers with their long term stays in hotels or apartments, please reach out to us and see how we can help you.

 

 

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Staycity Aparthotels implement stronger safety measures across all apartments to protect guests

Staycity Aparthotels implement stronger safety measures across all apartments to protect guests

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In recent weeks we have watched the world as we knew it change, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hotels have had to adapt to these changes with many of them remaining open to support our Key Workers during this time of need. 

We also started offering a relief package for Key Workers travelling during this time, hand in hand with our hotel partners. 

We spoke to one of these partners, Katie Garrahy, from Roomzzz Aparthotels, stylish suites and serviced apartments offering a personal touch, about the measures they have taken to keep Key Workers safe while they are staying in their properties.  

Hygiene and preventing the spread of COVID-19 have become so important. Is it beneficial to have self-service rooms during these times? 

Katie Garrahy: 'All apartments have fully fitted kitchen facilities with a fridge, freezer etc. This allows Key Workers staying with us to still continue to cook for themselves. We facilitate food and supermarket deliveries meaning less risk and contact for residents within the hotels.'

Are you still offering food at this time?

KG: 'We are still offering our grab and go continental breakfast, which includes freshly baked pastries, fresh fruit, porridge and yoghurts. However, in order to ensure strict levels of hygiene, this is now being bagged in our back kitchen areas with employees wearing full PPE. Each item is wrapped individually and then bagged in an outer paper bag, this limits contact that people have had with the items and ensures that guests can take breakfast back to their apartments to enjoy.'

How has COVID-19 impacted the way in which you work day-to-day?

KG: 'Our front desk teams are adhering to strict social distancing levels with heightened levels of hygiene and sanitation in place. All of our employees have conducted training specifically for infection control and increased levels of sanitation in all high traffic areas have been implemented.'

Has your check-in process changed to avoid contact?

KG: 'Our check-in process is as contact-free as possible and we provide hand sanitiser for all guests entering the hotel.'

What if residents begin to show symptoms?

KG: 'For any residents who may be showing symptoms of COVID-19, we have a strict self-isolation policy which is given to all guests on arrival and strictly adhered to.'

Are your amenities closed due to the outbreak?

KG: 'We have closed down our gyms, communal spaces and coffee machines in order to ensure that we are following strict social distancing guidelines, however, we have made a provision that guests are still able to get complimentary tea and coffee 24 hours a day which they can take to their room to make and enjoy.'

Learn more about Roomzzz Aparthotels and what they are doing to ensure guest safety here. 

Roomex is assisting companies with their project needs worldwide, whether it is supporting key workers with their long term stays in hotels or apartments, please reach out to us and see how we can help you.

 

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Serviced Aparthotel provider, Roomzzz adapts services to provide safety and comfort to Key Workers during COVID-19

Serviced Aparthotel provider, Roomzzz adapts services to provide safety and comfort to Key Workers during COVID-19

In recent weeks we have watched the world as we knew it change, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hotels have had to adapt to these changes...

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Over the last few years, Roomex has moved to become a prominent player in the workforce travel management space. We’ve been fortunate enough to be constantly growing and learning from our customers, and in turn, developing our product to the specific needs of workforce travellers. 

In recent weeks we have watched the world as we knew it change, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our business has changed as well, just like many of our customers. 

During these times of uncertainty for all - we again turned to our ‘North Star’ to guide us
-our customers - the workforce traveller.

Travel has slowed to prevent the spread of this virus. Following this halt - the deck has been reshuffled, as to what we ‘need’ as a society. In essence, to survive this virus, we need food, energy, journalists, and of course medical professionals. These Key Workers are keeping the country and the economy moving.

As the virus has redefined what it means to be a hero, we’re redefining Roomex and it’s offerings so we can support our heroes. 

Last week - with the support of our hotel partners - we launched a Key Worker Support Package that offers a customised hotel programme tailored by a dedicated account manager, special discounted hotel rates, and we’ve built a new in-trip expense card (RoomexPay) that we are offering to our customers free of charge for the duration of this crisis.  

Well...What is RoomexPay?

It’s the smart, end to end workforce spend management solution. The prepaid card eliminates expense management and gives you full visibility and control of all in-trip spend. 

As Key Workers are moving fast to keep up with demand - expenses are the last thing they should be worried about. It's important that they don't pay out of pocket - and that the payment experience is seamless. RoomexPay can be rolled out to Key Workers remotely, and we're offering it free of charge.

RoomexPay suite

Simplify payment and expenses for Key Workers 

Securely and simply pay with the RoomexPay card or app and take a picture of the receipt to instantly claim the expense so they never have to sift through receipts at the end of a trip.

Never leave Key Workers out of pocket

With instant notifications to the main office, they have the ability to request top-ups while on the road or cancel or freeze a card should a problem arise.

Quickly get up and running remotely

Gain visibility and take control of all spend when each card has customisable limits and can be monitored and reported on in real-time with our analytics.

Manage and view all expenses in one place, in real-time

No paperwork, false claims, or manual errors when you control the entire expense process and reduce risk by eliminating the possibility of bogus claims and corporate card overspend.

We hope that we can be of benefit to all workforce travellers eventually, but right now - we realise the need is there for our valued Key Workers. 

If you’d like to learn more about RoomexPay - get in touch here, or reach out to your account manager. 

 

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In-Trip Expense Card and App Fast-Tracked to Provide Support for Key Workers

In-Trip Expense Card and App Fast-Tracked to Provide Support for Key Workers

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Roomex launches a Key Worker Support Package, offering a customised hotel programme tailored by a dedicated account manager, special hotel rates, and new, free in-trip expense card (RoomexPay)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, we rely on key workers to keep the country running. These heroes are caring for our families in hospitals, keeping the lights on in our homes, keeping our environments clean and keeping our shops stocked and operational. 

At Roomex, we believe that the risks that these individuals are taking to keep us all safe are worth more than a simple thank you. We are honoured to work with those supporting our country in these trying times - and it’s our turn to support you. 

We're working with businesses, non-profits, and governments in some of the most affected areas to ensure that we reach COVID-19 responders who need accommodation away from home. 

Looking for support? Reach out to us at tryus@roomex.com

Our goal is to make travelling during these uncertain times a little less stressful. 

  • We have negotiated exclusive Key Worker Rates across the country that are available on your Roomex platform. Please ask us for the full list of hotels
  • We will work with you to provide a customised hotel programme based on your unique needs 
  • We are dedicating account managers to our customers that have Key Workers to ensure safety and peace of mind
  • As safety during this time is the most important, we ensure that all hotels that are offering this discount are cleaned to the standards recommended by the WHO 
  • Our team will assist you in drafting the required letter stating permission to travel that is required upon check-in at all hotels
  • We realise hotel expenses are only part of the overall requirement for you right now- so we are also offering RoomexPay free of charge as part of this Key Worker Rate package

Due to the current situation, we've fast-tracked our newest product, RoomexPay based on current customer demand. 

As Key Workers are moving fast to keep up with demand - expenses are the last thing they should be worried about. It's important that they don't pay out of pocket - and that the payment experience is seamless. RoomexPay can be rolled out to Key Workers remotely, and we're offering it free of charge. 

Simplify payment and expenses for Key Workers 
Securely and simply pay with the RoomexPay card or app and take a picture of the receipt to instantly claim the expense so they never have to sift through receipts at the end of a trip.

Never leave Key Workers out of pocket

With instant notifications to the main office, they have the ability to request top-ups while on the road or cancel or freeze a card should a problem arise.

Quickly get up and running remotely

Gain visibility and take control of all spend when each card has customisable limits and can be monitored and reported on in real-time with our analytics.

Looking for support? Reach out to us at tryus@roomex.com

 

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Key Worker Support Package to provide relief to those travelling during COVID-19

Key Worker Support Package to provide relief to those travelling during COVID-19

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Roomex announces Garry Moroney as new CEO

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Roomex today is delighted to announce that its board of directors has appointed Garry Moroney as our new Chief Executive Officer, effective September 2nd...

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