After announcing its plan to open its theme parks starting on June 5 last week, Universal Orlando Resort announced on Friday that hotels will reopen beginning June 2.
The phased reopening of the hotels will include Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites.
Guests staying in these hotels will be able to visit the theme parks on June 3 and 4, prior to the public reopening on June 5.
Plans for Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites will be announced at a later time, Universal Orlando said.
All three of Universal's theme parks – Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay – will reopen to the public beginning June 5.
When the hotels reopen, there will be new and enhanced health and safety protocols in place.
Guests and team members will be required to wear face coverings in public areas. Guests and team members will also be required to have temperature checks upon arrival, and those with temperatures of 100.4 degrees or greater will not be allowed to enter the hotel.
There will be hand sanitizer stations in public areas and elevator landings, and frequent cleaning of high-touch areas such as telephones, door handles, light switches, elevators, and table tops.
Capacity of food and beverage outlets will be limited “limited based on latest recommendations and guidelines.”
Hotel texting-services, express checkout, and contactless room deliveries will be utilized to ensure social distancing.