Southampton Hotels Open for Key Workers

The hospitality industry has been hit hard during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, with hotels in Southampton having to close their doors and facilities to the general public. Of course, the health and wellbeing of their guests and staff are at the forefront of every hotelier’s mind, so these measures have been put in place to ensure their safety.

Despite not being able to welcome their usual holiday makers, business trip guests, event attendees, and facility users, some hotels in Southampton have been doing their bit for the local community by opening their doors to key workers.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Southampton is open to key workers and those where their permanent abode is temporarily unavailable and with the relevant documentation. They have implemented specific social distancing measures and are adhering to government guidelines. They have a room service offering for breakfast and all-day meals.

The Holiday Inn Southampton has welcomed more than 350 key workers through its doors, the Holiday Inn Southampton- Eastleigh M3 J13 has welcomed more than 400 key workers, and Holiday Inn Fareham-Solent has welcomed more than 120 key workers.

The three hotels remain open and operational for those carrying out essential work during the Covid-19 pandemic, and have so far provided accommodation for these essential workers and are also supporting Southampton Council with their accommodation requirements. To protect key workers’ and their own employees’ health and wellbeing, the hotels have introduced stringent safe distancing measures and additional cleaning procedures, in line with UK government guidance.

Town or Country have accommodation available to key or other essential workers. They have self-contained studio apartments and a limited number of 4-5 bedroom houses.

The Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel is open for keyworkers at a rate of £59 which also includes a ‘grab n go’ continental breakfast, and Southampton Cumberland Place Premier Inn is currently open for Key Workers and has been since the beginning of lockdown restrictions.

Room 2 is open to essential and frontline workers or those needing temporary accommodation, with a few reduced services and adjustments to the way they are operating.

For more information please contact the hotels directly.