The Essentials

COVID-19 Testing Is the Newest Amenity at Some Hotels

What’s the newest hotel amenity? No, it’s not a mint on the pillow, designer shampoo in the bathroom or a good evening cookie on your nightstand!

COVID-19 tests are now part of your room deal at hotels including the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, and the Nobu Hotel in Palo Alto. These hotels are just a few that are offering COVID-19 tests as part of their amenity packages.

By teaming up with local labs, guests may be able to get their results in as little as 24 hours.

Some hotels even offer antibody testing as well.

Marriott’s Gaylord Hotels announced plans to begin its testing in Texas, Florida, Tennessee, and Colorado for guests involved in group meetings or conventions as early as this month.

In fact, the COVID-19 testing is designed to encourage you to book these hotels in the first place.