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On the Go......                 “Marina del Rey, California”
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        A Change of Scenery at the Marina Del  nightstands, telephones, in-room
      Rey Hotel                             control panels, and light switches.

        BY JILL WEINLEIN                      Guest rooms no longer have coffee
                                            service, minibar offerings, iron,
        Situated in a scenic waterfront     ironing board, collateral, pen, paper,
      location on the world’s largest       magazines and directories. Coffee
      manmade small-craft harbor, is the    makers, irons and ironing boards are
      boutique Marina del Rey Hotel. Sitting  available upon request to allow
      on the balcony of a marina view room,  enhanced cleaning of items.
      one can watch boats unfurl their sails  Small bath amenities are wrapped
      while leaving the main channel to heel  after sanitization. Guests are
      in the wind. Seagulls cry overhead as  encouraged to bring the products
      fishing boats return from a day at sea.  home after their stay.
      Guests gain a sense of renewal and      The outdoor dining SALT
      peace, as if the world’s health       Restaurant and Bar also follows a new
      pandemic doesn’t exist.               health and well-being protocol for
                                            team members and guests with
        The three-story, 164 seaside guest  guidance of the CDC and local health
      rooms and 9 suites welcomes guests    departments.
      seeking a change of scenery. The
      management and staff follow rigorous    Guests must wear a face covering
      cleanliness standards, as well as CDC  when entering the restaurant and
      and local health mandates.            while walking to the restroom or back
                                            to their guest room. Servers wear
        As part of Pacifica Hotels, the     masks and face shields when taking
      Marina Del Rey Hotel follows          diners orders, entering the kitchen,
      the ”Pacifica Pure Stay” principles to  and delivering food to guests.
      take significant measures to safeguard
      the health and safety of guests and the  For those not ready to dine outside
      staff.                                among others at socially distanced 6+
                                            feet apart tables, guests can order off
        Guests and staff must wear a face   the SALT menu and have their meal
      covering when entering the lobby,     delivered in takeaway containers to
      upon check-in at the temporary        their room door. Dining on the ground
      plexiglass barrier and throughout the  floor guest patio or balcony area while
      hotel. A pre-wrapped mask will be     watching a watercolor sunset is
      given if necessary, along with a guest  spectacular in the evening.
      room key card, a small welcome hand
      sanitizer gift, and a COVID-19 fact     Lounge chairs, daybeds and
                                                                                    To make a reservation, call
      sheet with hotel policies regarding   swimming at the outdoor heated         (310) 301-1000 or go to https://
      distancing and personal protective    infinity swimming pool and deck is by
      equipment.                            reservation only to protect guests and
                                            staff from overcrowding. Pool
        Hand sanitizing stations are located  reservations can be made upon check-      Pandemic
      at entrances, elevators, near the SALT  in for 90 minute increments.
      Restaurant and Bar, and at the pool                                             Protocols in
      deck. Increased frequency of            Other outdoor activities include
      sanitizing high touch areas include   bicycles with a basket and lock for $5  Place at Hotel
      elevator button panels, handrails, door  an hour or $25 for the day. Marina Del
      handles, and the entry doors.         Rey offers miles of paved bike paths
                                            for visitors to explore. The staff at the
        Electrostatic sprayers are utilized  front desk can arrange paddle board,                     AFTER PANDEMIC:
      during guest room cleaning and        boat and kayak rentals upon request.       WILL TELEMEDICINE: CONTINUE?
      public/common areas. A clean seal
      notification sticker indicates the      With travel uncertainty, guests can
      cleaned room has not been accessed.   have peace of mind with the hotel’s    California residents have been turning to medical virtual visits, also known as
      Increased disinfection efforts include  flexible cancellation until 6 p.m. the  telemedicine, more than ever during the coronavirus pandemic.  While telemedicine
      television remote controls, door,     day prior to arrival for select stays  companies have been around for years, the pandemic has led to a dramatic increase in
      furniture and water faucet handles,   through December 31, 2020.           virtual visits as primary care doctors, specialists and hospitals began offering the
                                                                                 service as a way to help keep patients safe. Patients need to voice their opinion.

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