The Universal Studios universe seems to be exploding with news right now!
Only moments ago we told you Universal Studios Annual Passholders were officially invited to attend an early preview before the theme parks open to the general public on June 5th!
And now we finally have confirmation on when several of the Universal Studios Resort hotels are reopening. The following hotels will reopen on June 2nd:
- Hard Rock Hotel
- Loews Royal Pacific Resort
- Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
- Universal’s Aventura Hotel
- Universal’s Endless Summer Resort — Surfside Inn and Suites.
Plans for Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort — Dockside Inn and Suites will be announced at a later time.
And while guests may start arriving at Universal Studios Resort hotels as early as June 2nd, they won’t be allowed access to the theme parks until June 3rd. “Hotel guests must have valid theme park admission in order to access the theme parks on June 3 and 4. Guests can visit the Vacation Planning desk in their hotel to purchase or pick-up tickets,” Universal’s website states.
Universal Studios Resort hotels will also be enhancing their health and safety measures as well as increasing sanitation practices. Guests and employees will be required to wear face masks in all public areas at the hotels.
As with its theme parks, all employees and vendors will be screened daily while Universal is asking guests to self-screen before arriving at their hotel.
According to Universal’s website, “Guests will have temperature checks upon arrival and return unless previously checked at the hotel that day prior to boarding our resort transportation system. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater after three checks, including one with a new thermometer, will be asked to seek medical attention and obtain medical clearance prior to being permitted to enter. We understand some guests may feel they have special conditions, which we will consider upon request.”
And according to Universal, “If a guest registers a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater upon check-in, they will not be allowed to check-in until they receive medical clearance to do so. The rest of the guest’s party will be allowed to check in. We understand some guests may feel they have special conditions, which we will consider upon request.”
Also, if a guest registers a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater anytime following the check-in screening, they will be required to self-quarantine and seek medical attention.
“The hotel will follow medical professional’s recommendations as to whether the guest can safely remain on hotel property. An additional guest room may be provided for other members of their party and they will still be able to move about the resort as they continue to successfully undergo temperature screenings,” Universal states.
Universal also stated, “When possible, guest rooms will be left vacant for 24-48 hours upon checkout, before thoroughly cleaning and checking in a new guest.”
Hotels will be reopening with several contactless experiences for guests, including hotel texting-services, express checkout, and contactless room deliveries. Express passes and early morning hours will also still be happening. We’ll continue to provide more information as soon as it becomes available!
Please note: Universal Orlando’s theme parks officially reopen to the general public June 5th. Team Member and Annual Passholder previews will take place a few days prior.
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