The properties will get the company's seal of approval.

By Alison Fox
May 28, 2020
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The Las Vegas Sands, which owns several popular properties on the famous strip and around the world, is aiming to reassure visitors by partnering with an inspection company that will certify their resorts as clean and safe as Sin City gets ready to reopen next week.

The inspection company, Bureau Veritas, will review safety and hygiene protocols, audit all Sands properties throughout the world, and once complete they will certify them with their “Safe Guard Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label,” a company representative exclusively shared with Travel + Leisure. Bureau Veritas will work with the Cleveland Clinic as medical advisors throughout the process.

The agreement is for all Sands properties, including The Venetian Las Vegas and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

“Every guest visiting their resorts can take comfort in knowing that they hold the Bureau Veritas Safe Guard label, and are following the industry’s strongest safety standards and hygiene protocols — built on a foundation of excellence, and science-based evidence,” Natalia Shuman, the executive vice president and CEO of Bureau Veritas North America, said in a statement, adding the program is a “very important step to build that trust and confidence with travelers as they restart their operations.”

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The move comes as Las Vegas — and the Venetian Resort -- prepares to reopen on June 4. Gaming, however, will look a little different on the strip with the Nevada Gaming Control Board requires specific cleaning protocols and occupancy restrictions.

Across the globe, the Marina Bay Sands remains closed for now, but the hotel is preparing for the future by getting an additional certification with Singapore’s "SG Clean" designation, which looked at measures the hotel has implemented like temperature screening points at all entrances and providing hand sanitizers and surgical masks to guests and staff.

A cyclist rides along the Merlion Park, across from the Marina Bay Sands, during the Coronavirus crisis in Singapore.
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In addition to the Sands properties, Bureau Veritas will also certify Meliá Hotels International as well as develop a certification label for Accor hotels based on sanitary measures.

According to the company, measures may include the use of personal protective equipment as well as new furniture arrangements to give guests space.