OAKLAND, CA—COVID-19 has brought the travel industry to a screeching halt and hotels are facing an uncertain future. But just like retail, the hospitality industry is looking for ways to sell the public on safety during the pandemic.

One of the ways is through adjustments to operational procedures to help with heavily trafficked areas such as lobbies, fitness centers and restaurants. Other ways involve signage and technology, says Eric Price, commercial studio director for Lowney Architecture, who recently shared his insights into some of the ways hotels can adapt to this changing travel landscape.

GlobeSt.com: Will hospitality continue to have issues post-pandemic or are there ways to work around some of the health issues with staying in a hotel room?

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.