Women's safety issues are
definitely being addressed. Hotel keys as we used to know them
have been replaced with newer and safer keycards that are programmed
specifically for each individual guest. In the event that it might
be lost or stolen, neither a guest's name nor a room number ever
appears on this keycard. At each hotel the assigned room number
was written into a folder and handed to the guest rather than
spoken out loud.
Each check-in employee asks
a woman if she needs help with her bags or whether she'd like
to go to the room on my own. It is worth mentioning that the staff
at the Crowne Plaza Silversmith
generally takes this offer one step further phoning each new guest
shortly after check-in to see if all is well and whether any further
services are required.
now have a guest information book in each room which includes
a section on safety tips such as instructing guests to verify
any 'suspect' deliveries (from housekeeping or room service) by
calling the front desk before opening their hotel door. Bravo
for this new innovation.
Rooms contain safes so that
valuables such as airline tickets and business files can be conveniently
stored away. At the Park Hyatt
(for example) in-room safes are now large enough for a woman to
store her computer and these safes have built-in laptop re-chargers.
A wonderful plus!