Coombe Abbey Hotel is hoping to welcome back guests in July – but overnight stays could look very different.
The popular venue will be going digital, with a new app allowing guests to maintain social distancing at all times.
The Brinklow-based hotel has invested in the new technology along with self-check-in kiosks, using floor stickers to ensure guests and staff remain at a safe distance.
Visitors will be able to check-in on their phones, as well as transform their smartphone into a key card to access their room.
The hotel is hoping to reopen safely to guests on Saturday, July 11, with the app allowing staff and guests to avoid physical contact.
The innovative app – available on iOS and Android – will allow users to order room service from their phones for a completely contactless experience.
Ron Terry, general manager at the hotel said, said: “We have invested in this technology to help minimise the risk to our guests while making sure their experience still matches their high expectations of Coombe Abbey.
“The safety of our guests and staff is of the utmost importance to us, so with the new regulations in place within the hotel and the new app, guests can enjoy a stay with us without having to risk breaking social distancing rules, while still having everything they need at their fingertips.
“Staff will be on-hand to ensure everyone remains at a safe distance, but this new technology is a real step forward in terms of an incredible new experience for our guests, when they stay with us.”
Guests will also be able enjoy Coombe Abbey’s afternoon tea, which launches on June 20, for delivery.
Those living within a 10-mile radius can also use the app to order for delivery or contactless collection.
Ron added: “The app will allow guests to check-in, check-out and unlock their room, order room service and people in Coventry can order our afternoon tea for delivery and contactless collection, all from their phone.
“At present, Coombe Abbey Park remains open for guests to enjoy a walk around the 500 acres of land, as long as they continue to adhere to the social distancing measures, with our Kiosk in the Park offering cold drinks and snacks for people to enjoy as well.”
For more information on the new app and a stay at Coombe Abbey, visit https://www.coombeabbey.com/