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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Room Mate Hotels is launching a contest for designer protective screens.

The company is working with designers Patricia Urquiola, Lázaro Rosa-Violan, Jean Nouvel, Tomás Alía, Karim Rashid, Melián Randolph, Cuarto Interior, Lorenzo Castillo, Nacho García de Vinuesa, and Teresa Sapei on the campaign. They will all design different proposals for the protective screens to be installed in the receptions of the chain’s 28 hotels. Guests will choose the winning designs through an online contest.

Additionally, the company has been applying new cleaning protocols. Since reopening its first hotel, Room Mate Mario in Madrid, on March 21, the company has redesigned its cleaning strategy and protocols in order to protect the safety of all the healthcare professionals and employees who are working through this health crisis. These include mats with a water and beach solution installed at entrances, temperature checks on all people entering hotels, high-contact areas disinfected regularly, and ongoing health and safety training for employees, to name a few measures.

Photo: Room Mate Hotels

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