Hotel Covington offers guests an oasis away from home as pandemic restrictions relax

Posted at 10:11 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 10:35:17-04

COVINGTON, Ky. — People booking rooms has been steady since Hotel Covington reopened Memorial Day weekend, according to General Manager Jack Olshan.

"We're just happy to give people an escape, you know, a place to go outside of their home," Olshan said.

The boutique hotel and accompanying restaurant, Coppin's, closed for 2 1/2 months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Olshan said the minute he announced a reopening date for both the hotel and restaurant, that is when the booking began.

"They want a rose petal turndown and they want a bottle of Champagne and they want to be able to order room service," he said. "There's been a ton of guests that are local. They're in Independence or they are in Cincinnati or they just want a break."

The hotel has added new procedures to ensure those guests have not only fun but also a safe visit.

"We have a lot of new procedures for our team and you know we have recommended procedures for our guests," Olshan said. "We got a great sanitizing solution that was created by one of our local distilleries that is approved by the CDC. We have taken a few touchpoints out of the rooms just so there's not those extra hands and fewer places that housekeepers have to clean."

"Our day-to-day lives – cooking three meals a day and cleaning up after three meals a day – and so we are really proud to offer guests an escape from that."

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