IT is the super yacht hotel that’s still open for business despite the pandemic – and it’s in the heart of London. The Sunborn London Yacht Hotel remains open even during Lockdown 2.0, welcoming business travellers and key workers.
But then, it has form. Moored in the Royal Victoria Docks, by the ExCel centre, the yacht stayed open throughout the first lockdown, providing accommodation and food for NHS and key workers at the neighbouring Nightingale Hospital.
As a result, says Sunborn, it perfected its Covid-proofing measures whilst most hotels were still shut, standing in good stead for the current second wave crisis.
The yacht boasts 136 guest rooms, each with hand sanitising station and anti-bacterial wipes, and a tablet from which you can order in-room food and drink.
The bar and restaurant are currently closed due to lockdown.
Digital check-in has been introduced; all staff wear PPE; there’s hospital-grade cleaning of all areas; and all public areas have been adapted for social distancing and foot flow.
Sunborn says: “As a hospitality business we know and understand that a warm welcome on arrival and ongoing interaction with staff members is an integral part of staying in a hotel, and we don’t want to lose this very trait which Sunborn has become synonymous with.
“Sunborn’s top priority is the health and wellbeing of its guests, and the measures we have put into place will help to keep everyone safe, whilst not compromising on the high standards of service and facilities which Sunborn provides.”
The current lockdown means that the hotel is currently open only to key workers, those who have to travel for work or on the Government exemption list until December 2
Guests who require accommodation due to exempt reasons should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking.
For more information see www.sunbornhotels.com/london