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The Hotel at Auburn University, managed by Ithaka Hospitality Partners, has achieved the Health Security Verified Certificate from Sharecare, touting proactive and reactive activities required to minimize the risk and impact of acute public health events like COVID-19.

The Sharecare Health Security certificate is given in recognition of the culture of accountability embodied by The Hotel at Auburn University and its team members, contractors and customers. Sharecare provides this certification to hospitality organizations nationwide, however, The Hotel at Auburn University was part of a small group of hotels globally that participated in the organization’s beta testing of the certification, showcasing the organization’s commitment to health and safety protocols. This certificate is set to become the standard for all Forbes-rated properties.

As part of the certification, The Hotel at Auburn University underwent stringent protocol reviews for the following departments: Administration, Housekeeping, Food & Beverage, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, Engineering, Front Desk, Valet Parking and Culinary Operations. The certification includes the attestation of adherence to relevant hygiene and disinfection guidelines, physical markings for social distancing and safety of buildings.

Additionally, as an added safety measure, every employee of The Hotel at Auburn University must use a QR code to answer health screening questions prior to entering the building each day.

“The health and safety of our guests, team members and contractors is our highest priority,” said Hans van der Reijden, Ithaka Hospitality Partners Founder and CEO. “Achieving this verified certification was an important step in providing the safest environment possible for everyone who enters our doors.”

For more information, contact Todd Scholl, Ithaka Hospitality Partners Managing Partner, Sales and Marketing: todd.scholl@ithakahp.com.

Ithaka Hospitality Partners is a hospitality management company, focused on all aspects of hotel management as well as special event and catering management. Ithaka consults with properties to deliver strategic and tactical methods to achieve overall profitability, guest satisfaction and employee engagement. Additionally, Ithaka works with the Hospitality Management Program at Auburn University to educate students in the classroom by partnering with faculty in a variety of competencies within the Hospitality Management Program. For additional information, visit www.ithakahp.com.

The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, located just a short walk from downtown Auburn and Auburn University, is a AAA four-diamond facility boasting 236 guestrooms and suites, as well as 27,000 square feet of newly renovated meeting and event space. Additionally, the Hotel is located adjacent to the new South College parking deck.